French transport consultancy Systra has acquired JMP Consultants in a deal it hopes will substantially increase its transport planning and engineering resource in the UK.
Systra now has 12 UK offices as well as additional local projects in Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Reading.
Systra chief executive Tim O’Neill said: “I am delighted to welcome JMP staff to Systra.
”The acquisition is a critical element of Systra’s overall growth plan and demonstrates our commitment to the UK market. Our combined entity will maximise future opportunities by providing diversification to projects and clients.”
Systra said that the combined firm would bring significant additional capability and expertise to both Systra in the UK and the wider Systra Group.
JMP chief executive Gordon Baker said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our staff at JMP to join forces with one of the global leaders in the transport business.
”I have no doubt that the combined businesses will go forward to deliver excellent outcomes from the many new and exciting challenges that will undoubtedly come their way.
“I, and my senior management colleagues, are looking forward to taking our combined client services to even higher standards of delivery, quality and value for money.”