Press Release

December 12, 2023

AECOM welcomes the EMPSi team to its U.S. West Environment business


DALLAS (December 12, 2023) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has welcomed Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi), a leading U.S. environmental consulting firm, to AECOM. Founded in 2006, the EMPSi team of more than 50 professionals brings substantial expertise in environmental analysis, assessments and permitting, particularly with U.S. federal clients. When combined with AECOM’s existing Environment practice in the U.S., the collective team has more than doubled its environment permitting capabilities in the federal sector, positioning the Company to capture even greater share of the expected growth within this market.

“We’re excited to welcome the EMPSi team into AECOM and their federal sector market leadership further strengthens our expertise and expands our presence with federal clients who are advancing substantial environmental initiatives supported by the IIJA, IRA and other dedicated funding mechanisms,” said Matt Crane, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region. “The EMPSi team have established themselves as the leaders in this market, which immediately extends our technical leadership and value proposition to a broader set of clients.”

With the addition of the EMPSi team, the combined U.S. West Environmental Planning and Permitting (EPP) team will be best positioned to leverage AECOM’s unrivaled technical expertise and innovations, such as its digital PlanEngageTM tool that significantly enhances the environmental engagement and permitting process. Appropriations under the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are all projected to increase significantly over the coming years, creating a strong growth opportunity for the collective team.

“We are thrilled to join AECOM, which allows to accelerate our growth plans at an ideal time when funding across our core clients has never been greater,” said David Batts and John King, EMPSi’s co-founders. “By joining the world’s number one ranked environmental consulting and environmental engineering firm, we will be able to leverage our combined strengths and jointly pursue growth opportunities that accelerate our collective growth aspirations.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AECOM remains committed to its capital allocation policy that prioritizes shareholder value creation through investments in growth and returning substantially all available cash flow to shareholders through repurchases and dividends.

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