WSP Global Inc.

WSP Global Inc.

June 07, 2012 11:44 ET

Press conference - Genivar and WSP Group join forces to become a global engineering firm with world-class expertise

MONTREAL, June 7, 2012 -

What:  GENIVAR Inc. (TSX:GNV) is announcing a recommended cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of WSP Group plc, a leading international engineering services firm based in London, U.K.

Pursuant to the Transaction, GENIVAR and WSP intend to combine their reputation, respective expertise and geographic reach to create a world-class engineering services firm with approximately 14,500 employees in over 30 countries, with a strong presence in Canada, Northern Europe (including mainly Sweden and Norway), the U.K. and the United States.
Who:  Pierre Shoiry - President and Chief Executive Officer, GENIVAR Inc.
Alexandre L'Heureux - Chief Financial Officer, GENIVAR Inc.
Christopher Cole - Chief Executive, WSP Group plc
Where:   1600 René-Lévesque Boulevard West - 9th Floor
Montreal, QC H3H 1P9
When: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (Montreal Time)

GENIVAR is a leading Canadian professional consulting services firm providing private and public-sector clients with a broad diversity of services in planning, engineering, surveying, environmental sciences, and projects and construction management, as well as architecture through strategic alliances. The Corporation is a fee-for-service professional consultants firm and it reports in one reportable segment, which is commonly referred to as consulting services. GENIVAR is one of the largest engineering services companies in Canada by number of employees, with more than 5,500 managers, professionals, technicians, technologists, and support staff in over 100 cities in Canada and abroad. 

Contact Information

  • and interview requests please contact:

    Isabelle Adjahi
    Director, Communications and Investor Relations
    GENIVAR Inc.

    Tel.: 514-340-0046, ext. 5648
    Cell: 514-817-9842