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Jacobs buys 500-strong design firm

2 Nov 11 Jacobs has acquired design firm KlingStubbins, which has approximately 500 employees located in the USA and Asia.

KlingStubbins provides professional services in planning, architecture, engineering and interiors, with a market focus and specialisation in sectors including corporate and Commercial, government, science, technology and higher education. It also specialises in ‘mission critical’ areas covering intelligence, cyber security and corporate data centres.

Jacobs said that deepening its architecture and engineering practice allows the company to strengthen its overall service offerings to all of its clients globally. Jacobs president and chief executive officer Craig Martin said: "We are acquiring a solid business with a history of good performance. KlingStubbins' talented employees and strong client relationships align well with our relationship-based business model. This acquisition allows us to further diversify our services and drive greater growth in our business."

KlingStubbins' National Managing Principal Michael Lorenz said, "KlingStubbins is excited to be joining Jacobs. This acquisition takes advantage of our shared client base and increases design opportunities in the global marketplace. Through Jacobs, we have access to a much wider global resource base that enables us to enhance our design services for clients as well as provide more opportunities for our employees."

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