UK consultant Turner & Townsend (T&T) has acquired JukesTodd, an Australian advisory and project management firm. The deal will double the firm’s natural resources business in that country.
The new company will be known as “Turner & Townsend JukesTodd” and will work in the project and commercial management sector in Australia and New Zealand. It will be led by Steve Jukes, the managing director of JukesTodd, and will build on T&T’s project control, programme management, cost and commercial management capability in the commodities market.
The acquisition will also meet growing demand for a clean energy transition and decarbonization in the region.
JukesTodd was founded in 2007 and has offices in Brisbane and Perth. T&T’s Australian and New Zealand business now has 900 employees.
Anooj Oodit, T&T’s Asia Pacific managing director, said: “Turner & Townsend JukesTodd represents a unique natural resources offer, creating a platform that will put our clients at the forefront of the industry’s transition to a clean energy future.
“With 170 highly skilled programme and project management professionals in our combined ANZ natural resources team, our businesses will transform performance in sustainable mining and power generation through establishing new and market-leading propositions.”
Steve Jukes added: “Our aligned growth strategies, values and vision reinforce the strategic rationale of combining our businesses and I’m excited about the opportunities it will bring for our team and our clients.”