WSP Global Inc. Acquires Focus Group Holding Inc.

WSP Global Inc. completed its acquisition of Focus Group Holding Inc., a portfolio company of KRG Capital Partners, through a plan of arrangement, pursuant to Section 288 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) for a purchase price of approximately $366 million, which was paid in cash.

Focus is an engineering and geomatics firm based in Alberta serving the oil and gas industry in Western Canada.

WSP Global Inc. is a professional services firm that works with governments, businesses, architects and planners.

Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Focus. KRG is a Denver, Colorado-based private equity firm.

Stikeman Elliott LLP acted for Focus with a team including Peter Castiel, Sophie Lamonde, John Anderson, Sarah Kingsley, Alexandra Tremblay, Timour Breslavski and Jeremy Sculnick (M&A/corporate); Marie-Andrée Beaudry and Philippe Kattan (tax); Paul Collins and Ashley Piotrowski (competition); Gary Clarke and Kristopher Noonan (employment); Michael Dyck and Amy Nugent (banking and finance) and Paula Price (litigation).

WSP Global Inc. was represented in-house by Valéry Zamuner, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary; and Marcy Ben-Ami, legal counsel. WSP was also advised by a team from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP including Franziska Ruf, Sébastien Savage, Christine Lenis and Fotini Gagaoudakis (M&A/corporate) and Mark Katz (competition). The Davies team was assisted for British Columbia matters by Lawson Lundell LLP with a team including Valerie Mann (M&A/corporate), Mandeep Dhaliwal and Elena Do (banking).

Lawyer(s)

Fotini Gagaoudakis Kris Noonan Paula J. Price John F. Anderson Marie-Andrée Beaudry Mandeep Dhaliwal Elena Do Valéry Zamuner Philippe Kattan Gary T. Clarke Mark C. Katz Sarah Kingsley Sébastien Savage Franziska Ruf Christine Lenis Paul Collins Peter Castiel Valerie C. Mann Michael Dyck Sophie Lamonde