Halsall Associates Limited becomes part of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.

Date Closed: 10/13/2010

Value: Undisclosed

On October 13, 2010, the Halsall group of companies, comprised of Halsall Associates, Pivotal Projects, Buildingweb and Loop Initiatives was acquired by BICC Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty plc and an affiliate of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., for cash consideration.

Halsall Associates, which was employee owned, is a Canadian engineering and project management firm based in Toronto, Canada. Halsall provides design and engineering services to the building market, with particular strengths in sustainable design and restoration. Halsall also provides structural engineering services to clients in the transportation market. The acquisition of Halsall extends the geographic reach into Canada of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., Balfour Beatty's wholly-owned professional services business.

Balfour Beatty conducted the acquisition through a team from Parson Brinckerhoff Inc. which was led by David McAlister, Steve Losi and Lakshya Sobti (corporate development), Lisa Palumbo, Hillary Jassey and Shoshana Rosenberg (legal) and was assisted by its outside counsel, BLG with a team led by Gordon Raman which included Andrew Harrison, Paul Simon and Andrew Bunston (corporate) and Danny Lang and Natasha Miklaucic (tax).