Jacobs announces acquisition of KlingStubbins

Acquisition enhances architectural design and engineering capabilities

November 02, 2011 |

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it has acquired KlingStubbins.

Officials did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

Jacobs' acquisition of KlingStubbins, which has approximately 500 employees located in the United States and Asia, particularly enhances the Company's capabilities in design. KlingStubbins provides professional services in planning, architecture, engineering and interiors with a market focus and specialization in Corporate/Commercial, Government, Science and Technology, Higher Education, Mission Critical and Interiors.

KlingStubbins' specializations reinforce high growth markets for Jacobs, particularly Science and Technology (higher education, research and development and laboratory research and development) and Mission Critical (intelligence/cyber security and corporate data centers).

Further deepening Jacobs' architecture and engineering practice allows the Company to strengthen its overall service offerings to all of its clients globally. Additionally, Jacobs is able to provide KlingStubbins' clients with access to significantly increased capabilities and support.

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."  

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management's current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2010 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.  We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein. BD+C

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