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Grontmij buys French consultant Ginger

Grontmij is to acquire French consultant Ginger for €120M (£99M) to create Europe’s fourth largest consultancy firm.

Ginger is one of France’s leading engineering groups in the environmental planning sector. It employs over 2,600 staff.

Grontmij has over 150 offices across Europe and a further 20 offices globally. It employs over 8,000 across the world.

The takeover will create the fourth largest European engineering consultancy, with combined revenues of £909M.

Grontmij said the takeover would give it access to Ginger’s high quality, international client base, which includes some of the largest construction, energy, transportation and telecom companies in Europe.

“The acquisition creates a formidable partnership of two leading engineering consultancy firms in Europe,” said Grontmij chief executive Sylvo Thijsen.

“Ginger has a strong and long-standing track record of profitable growth and a strong market position in France as well as an excellent client base and experienced management.

“With the acquisition of Ginger we further deliver on our strategy to become the leading European sustainable design, engineering and management consultancy company for the built and natural environment,” he said.

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