Jensen Hughes + Gage-Babcock & Associates Announce Merger

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Jan 18, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – Jensen Hughes and Gage-Babcock & Associates, Ltd. (GBA), headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, announce that a merger agreement has been reached between the two companies. The merger enhances the position of the combined organization as a global leader providing specialty engineering and consulting services in numerous vertical markets, including transportation, education, healthcare, corporate real estate, industrial and energy.

“The combination of the two companies continues our expansion into the Canadian marketplace and strengthens our ability to provide lifecycle consultancy services for clients all over the world”, stated Jensen Hughes CEO, Phil Rogers. “Our growth this year has been exciting and we are thrilled to add additional talent and resources in building code consulting and fire protection and security design services. Possessing an industry respected staff with strong technical talents, GBA will contribute immediately to the successes of Jensen Hughes”.

As the largest provider of specialty engineering and consulting services, with combined revenues approaching $180 million and 875 employees, the Jensen Hughes / GBA merger expands the expertise and global resources available to provide fire protection and forensic engineering, modeling, risk analysis, system design, code consulting, commissioning, research, testing and project management solutions that encompass fire protection, life safety, security and related disciplines.

The two companies have been preparing an integration plan designed to communicate the combined firm’s increased capabilities to both current and prospective clients and staff. The combined company will be able to provide seamless delivery of project services to clients throughout the world.

“The completion of this merger complements our capabilities in the Canadian market”, said Dave Boswell, Jensen Hughes President of North America Operations. “With unique technical expertise, the inclusion of GBA perfectly positions us on the West Coast with resources to provide our clients practical and innovative solutions for their safety and protection challenges. Enjoying a shared passion for the science of safety, it was an obvious fit to merge our companies.”

Peter Senez, Jensen Hughes’ Executive Vice President of Canadian Operations, stated, “We are excited to have GBA join the Jensen Hughes team. Combined with our existing Vancouver office, we are the largest specialty engineering firm in Western Canada with unmatched expertise and service offerings. Together with our Toronto, Calgary and other global offices, we are able to effectively serve our clients wherever they work in the world while providing global leadership in the safety sciences.”

“This merger immediately offers additional value to our clients and directly responds to our desire for greater access to resources and geographic reach”, said Randall Kovacs, President of GBA. “Through this merger, the increased breadth of technical offerings and global office locations will also present significant growth opportunities for staff.”