Jacobs Acquires W.H. Linder & Associates, Inc

Jacobs Engineering Group has acquired W.H. Linder & Associates, Inc., an upstream/offshore engineering firm based in Metairie, La.; and Houston, Texas.

Officials did not disclose the terms of the acquisition.

Linder is a full-service, multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm with over 300 people and 25 years of experience in the upstream/offshore market. They offer a comprehensive suite of engineering and support services; with their core services tailored to the oil & gas sector.

Jacobs operates from two major locations on the U.S. Gulf Coast (Houston and Baton Rouge), and serves their oil, gas, refining, chemical, and aerospace clients from those locations.

In making the announcement, Jacobs President Craig Martin stated, "We are pleased to announce the acquisition of this world-class organization. Linder complements our existing upstream business and plays an integral part in our strategic initiative to expand our upstream and offshore capabilities, widening the services that both companies offer to their respective clients."

Jacobs, with over 42,000 employees and revenues approaching $7.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.