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Arup buys Australian consultancy

7 May 13 Arup is launching a new business-focused service in Australasia following the acquisition of Strategic Economics Consulting Group (SECG).

The economics consulting team will provide economics and business case services, with particular emphasis on various regulated markets and in the transport logistics sector.

“Arup in Australasia is excited to enter into this new phase with SECG,” said  Arup Australasia CEO Peter Bailey. “We have a long and successful history in planning our communities and this enhanced capability will result in better understanding of developments as a whole – all that influences it, everything it requires to succeed and the likely implications if it goes ahead.”

SECG is an independent economic and financial advisory organisation servicing both the private and public sectors in Australia and South-East Asia.

We are thrilled about joining forces with Arup and look forward to providing excellent economic services to a wider group of clients across the Australasia region,” said Mark Vassarotti, leader of Economics Consulting, Arup Australasia and previously partner at SECG. “The decision to join Arup was made easy by the firm’s ability to develop long term sustainable solutions that can be backed by an economic rationale.”

Founded in 2009, SECG has focussed on the preparation of business cases as well as regulatory pricing decisions.

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