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Holland’s ARCADIS buys Pirnie To Create Water Mega-Player

Publication Date: 7/1/2009
Author: Debra K. Rubin
Format: HTML

Looking to expand its stake in the expanding U.S. and global water-resources market, Dutch engineering giant ARCADIS NV will acquire one of the sector’s few remaining midsize players, 114-year-old Malcolm Pirnie Inc. The White Plains, N.Y., engineer would become a wholly owned subsidiary of ARCADIS’ Denver-based U.S. arm, adding 1,700 employees and $392 million in 2008 revenue to its $2-billion-plus parent’s girth.

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