Project management firm Amec has bought Australian cost consultant Currie & Brown for £20M in cash.
Currie & Brown provides cost, contract and consulting services to the oil and gas, mining, building, transport, utilities and infrastructure sectors.
Its services include engineering cost management and cost engineering, programming and scheduling services, contractual advice and dispute resolution, technical cost and scope auditing, facilities management consulting and quantity surveying and building cost management. The company employees 200 professionals in offices in Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
“Acquiring Currie & Brown (Australia) is another important step in our strategy of providing independent business consultancy services worldwide and will further strengthen our capability to our customers both in Australia and internationally,” said Amec executive director Neil Bruce. “The addition of high quality people makes this an excellent fit with Rider Hunt International, our project services consultancy, and the business also provides a good geographic fit with Amec’s delivery of services in both mature and frontier regions.”
Currie & Brown (Australia) MD Bob McCallum said: “We are pleased to combine our capabilities with those of Amec and RHi to form a leading cost management consultancy to access opportunities in worldwide markets. Amec’s strong customer relationships and geographic footprint will enable us to grow with greater speed, whilst maintaining our independent status.”