Louis Berger expands its water practice with acquisition of Leidos' Water and Waste Resource division

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MORRISTOWN, NJ, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Louis Berger, a $1 billion global professional services firm, has acquired Leidos Engineering, LLC's Water and Waste Resource division to further expand its growing water practice. The division will be integrated into Louis Berger's U.S.-based operating company, The Louis Berger Group, Inc.

"This acquisition will deepen our water practice as well as our geographic presence and further strengthen Louis Berger's global technical expertise in the water market sector," said Thomas Lewis, Group operating company president. "We are committed to providing our clients seamless project delivery as Louis Berger integrates Leidos' water and waste resources division."

Louis Berger has an extensive and global water and environment portfolio, recently ranked by Engineering News-Record as No. 8 in dams and reservoirs, No. 17 in water supply, No. 11 in site assessment and compliance, No. 21 in hazardous waste and No. 20 in environmental remediation. Leidos' water and waste resources practice, which has a national presence and includes larger employee concentrations in Southern California, the Pacific Northwest and Florida, is focused on planning, engineering, program and construction management, and financial advisory services for water and waste resources clients across the United States. Clients include municipalities and regional authorities, private companies, banks and investors, and law firms.

"This acquisition gives our team the opportunity to increase services for our clients and provides an expanded platform for growth in our markets as part of Louis Berger's global brand," said Neil Callahan, who will continue to lead the division within Louis Berger. "We are excited about the breadth of experience that Louis Berger brings in this market and the opportunities it will provide for our clients as well as our employees."

About Louis Berger

Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world. 

Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of nearly 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.

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