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John Wood Group plc completes US$1.8 billion sale of its environment & infrastructure business to WSP

On September 21, 2022, John Wood Group plc (Wood) completed its previously announced sale of its Environment & Infrastructure business (E&I) to WSP Global Ltd.

E&I provides engineering, remediation consulting, environmental permitting, inspection, monitoring, and environmental management services to government, industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas, power, water, and countries, mainly in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., with a secondary presence in Latin America and Europe.

The Canadian transaction involved the assignment of upwards of 8,000 contracts to the purchaser.

BLG was Canadian counsel to Wood with a national team led by Miles Pittman, that also included Melissa Smith, Emma Carbonneau, Joshua Abaki, Matteo Grandillo, Marc Abdelsayed, Catherine Labasi Sammartino, Vinay Desai; Stephen Abosi, Michael Akins, Samer Chomery, Mathew Grainger, Aleem Merali, Jessica Schuldhaus, and Jared Armstrong (M&A/Corporate); Subrata Bhattacharjee, Denes Rothschild and Mohit Sethi (Competition); Julie Fortier, Jasmine Kavadias Landry and Yvan Houle (Construction and Infrastructure); David Schnittker, David Chapman and LuAnne Morrow (Intellectual Property); Kamini Dowe and Xavier Berwald-Grégoire (Labour & Employment); Jennifer Hanna (Tax); and Theron Davis (Commercial Litigation). BLG Beyond also provided significant transaction support.