Tetra Tech’s president Jan Auman prefers the term “merger” to “acquisition.”
He has just returned to the United States after months in Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia, tracing the margins of Tetra Tech’s new markets. After acquiringCoffey International Ltd. last fall, the contracting giant picked up business in Australia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, East Africa and the United States, via Coffey’s U.S. subsidiary, Management Systems International.
“It was such a large and complex operation that I felt the only way to really understand it was basically to embed,” he told Devex.
Molly is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in London, she covers U.K. foreign aid and trends in international development. She draws on her experience covering aid legislation and the USAID implementer community in Washington, D.C., as well as her time as a Fulbright Fellow and development practitioner in the Middle East to develop stories with insider analysis.
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