Anatomy of a merger

U.S.-based company Tetra Tech is hosting partners this week from its newly merged subsidiary, U.K.-based Coffey, to share lessons learned and take stock of its expanded global market. Photo by: Nappiness

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 acquiring Coffey 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.

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    Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a U.K. Correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.

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