E & E joins forces with WSP, a leading professional services firm

We are pleased to announce that E & E has joined forces with WSP, one of the world’s leading professional services firms.

Combining the collective expertise of WSP’s and E & E’s specialists create one of the US’s most successful firms in the Environment sector.

Todd Musterait, E & E’s President of US Operations, commented: “Becoming a member of WSP is great news for our company and employees. By joining WSP, we will significantly strengthen our competitive position in the United States and across the world, providing us with access to the global network and the expertise of one of the leading firms in our industry.”

“This transaction will enable us to fulfil our strategic ambitions of enhancing our activities in the United States, while solidifying our expertise in the environment sector,” noted Lou Cornell, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP in the United States.

About WSP

Approximately 50,000 employees, including approximately 10,500 in the United States and 7,000 in the Environment sector globally.

Provides technical expertise and strategic advice to clients in the Environment, Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Power & Energy, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Industry sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services.

Involved in projects such as:

  • The LaGuardia Airport in New York, targeting LEED Gold Certification
  • The 99th Street Transit Center in Clark County, WA, for which WSP assessed and coordinated permit approval when constructing a new park-and-ride bus station on a wetlands site
  • A wildlife assessment for USACE before the dredging of the Columbia River sand
  • In the context of the first mining operation and copper smelter decommissioning project in Canada, WSP provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the rehabilitation of the mine and the residential properties that were affected in the nearby towns. The project won the prestigious Schreyer Award, one of the most coveted engineering awards in Canada.

More information in the media release below.

Ecology and Environment Inc. Joins WSP Global Inc.

LANCASTER, N.Y., December 31, 2019 – Ecology and Environment Inc. (“E & E”) (Nasdaq: EEI) today announced the completion of its previously reported acquisition by WSP Global Inc. (“WSP”). WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing technical expertise and strategic advice to clients in the transportation and infrastructure, property and buildings, environment, industry, resources and energy sectors, as well as offering project and program delivery and advisory services. The acquisition of E & E will allow WSP to scale and strengthen its environmental capabilities.

The purchase price payable for each share of E & E’s Class A and Class B common stock in connection with the acquisition is $15.00 per share, plus a special dividend of $0.50 per share payable to holders of record as of the close of business on December 30, 2019. “The Board is pleased to have delivered significant value to E & E’s shareholders and to provide new opportunities for our employees and our clients,” said Marshall Heinberg, E & E’s Executive Chairman. “The cultural fit and vision of the two organizations, combined with achieving more than a 52% premium for our shareholders over E & E’s closing share price prior to the acquisition’s original announcement, achieves the Board’s objective of providing value and opportunities for all of our constituents.”

“This is an exciting day for E & E,” said Todd Musterait, E & E’s President of US Operations. “In addition to a strong cultural fit and aligned strategic goals, joining together with WSP strengthens our competitive position through WSP’s global platform, allowing us to provide a greater scope of services to clients. Importantly, this merger brings together experienced and dedicated staff from both firms and provides E & E’s talented people with a tremendous opportunity for professional growth. We look forward to working together with the WSP team.”

About Ecology and Environment Inc.

E & E is a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working collaboratively with clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time. For additional information, please visit www.ene.com.

About WSP

As one of the world's leading professional services firms, WSP provides engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power & Energy, Resources and Industry sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services. WSP’s experts include engineers, advisors, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. With approximately 50,000 talented people globally, WSP is uniquely positioned to deliver successful and sustainable projects, wherever its clients need.

For additional information, please visit www.wsp.com.