BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JENSEN HUGHES and Sereca Consulting Inc., 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, institutional, industrial insurance and energy.
JENSEN HUGHES CEO, Phil Rogers, said, “The combination of the two companies continues our recent expansion into the Canadian and Southeast Asian marketplace and represents a growing force in lifecycle consultancy services for clients all over the world. While our recent growth cycle has been exciting, we need to continue adding talent and complementary service offerings. Sereca brings to the table a solid reputation in both Canada and Singapore, as well as respected staff with strong technical talents.”
As the largest provider of specialty engineering and consulting services, with combined revenues approaching $150 million and nearly 700 employees, the JENSEN HUGHES / Sereca merger will expand the expertise and global resources available to provide fire engineering, risk analysis, pedestrian modelling, forensic engineering, 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 integration process will begin immediately and leverage the strengths of both firms to include a well-planned, combined organization and operational structure. The combined company will be able to provide seamless delivery of project services to clients wherever they work.
"It was an obvious fit to merge these two companies. The synergy of culture, geographic positioning, service offerings and business management styles were apparent in our first meeting," said Dave Boswell, JENSEN HUGHES President of North America Operations. "Our shared passion for the science of safety has already established alignment in our strategic direction. With unmatched technical expertise and an expanded global reach, the newly combined firm is perfectly positioned to offer clients practical and innovative solutions for their safety and protection challenges.”
Martin Reiss, JENSEN HUGHES President of International Operations, stated, “We are excited to have Sereca’s Singapore operations join the JENSEN HUGHES international team. Our combined reach into Southeast Asia, as well as globally, is unparalleled.”
“The completion of this merger combines the exceptional technical strengths of two great companies which enhances our ability to provide global leadership in the safety sciences,” said Peter Senez, CEO of Sereca. “The merger responds directly to our collective need for greater resources and geographical reach which immediately offers additional value to our clients throughout the world.”
About JENSEN HUGHES
JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. (JENSEN HUGHES) is the global leader in specialty engineering consulting services for the built environment. Our engineers, consultants and scientists develop innovative and cost effective solutions involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, hazard and risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, development and testing, commissioning and security services. Operating from offices in North America, Asia and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES consulting teams participate on projects around the world. For more information call +1 410.737.8677 or visit jensenhughes.com.
Based on a unique blend of engineering expertise, field experience, advanced technology and scientific research, Sereca offers numerous engineering and consulting services including fire protection design and engineering, building code consulting, forensic engineering and seminars. With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Singapore, Sereca provides authoritative advice and innovative solutions in design planning and construction. Our mission is to provide leading and comprehensive expertise that enables our clients to make informed decisions. For more information call +1 604.295.4000 or visit sereca.com.