DALLAS, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerating its growth strategy as a leading technology-enabled solutions provider, Jacobs (纽约证券交易所代码:J)收购了65%的股份 PA Consulting是一家领先的创新和转型咨询公司. 该投资将PA的企业价值定为1英镑.825 billion ($2.5 billion1)并将PA转变为一个大规模的全球参与者. 其余35%的股份由PA员工持有.
"This strategic partnership accelerates our strategy to become a leader in bringing greater innovation and creativity to respond to current-day challenges such as climate change, cyber, 城市化和持续的医疗危机,董事长兼首席执行官雅各布斯说 Steve Demetriou. "PA has delivered strong growth over the last five years and together our organizations will set a new industry benchmark in differentiated solutions that deliver superior end-to-end value for Jacobs and PA clients, 员工和e世博线上娱城esball."
为关闭铺路, 这笔交易以压倒多数获得了PA员工和股东的批准, with 99.9%的人投票支持合伙经营. 管理展期的自愿选举获得充分支持, indicating the enthusiasm and commitment of PA partners and employees about the growth opportunity.
CEO of PA Consulting Ken Toombs said: "The completion of Jacobs' investment marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for PA. Jacobs' culture, 我们的价值观和客户基础与我们的密切相关, 让他们成为自然的市场合作伙伴. Their complementary capabilities will further strengthen our ability to deliver innovative solutions for our clients. The overwhelming support of PA shareholders for the transaction is a testament to the great potential we all see in this partnership."
这种合作关系尊重和保护PA的独立性和传统, and advances opportunities for both Jacobs and PA employees through collaboration and co-creation of innovative solutions for clients. 联合上市团队的目标是健康和生命科学的高增长部门, Public Services, 消费和生产, 以及国防与安全，以帮助应对世界上一些最严峻的挑战.
- 改善人民的生活，通过支持美国.K. 政府的呼吸机计划, 支持创新细胞和基因疗法的发展;
- 解决可持续性, 创造替代一次性塑料的实用解决方案, 支持向清洁能源过渡;
- protecting the U.K. by supporting the U.K. 国防部在其创新努力, and creating a regulatory strategy for commercial space travel; and
- e世博线上娱城esball改造, by developing proprietary digital technology like iPredict to predict energy utility asset failures as well as working with Virgin Hyperloop One on the first new mode of transport for more than a century.
Jacobs总裁兼首席运营官 Bob Pragada 评论说:“我们对PA所做的前沿工作感到兴奋, 以及他们2020年的表现, 超过了预期. 他们的战略和技术咨询工作管道继续增长, 并进一步展望2021财年及以后的情况, the Jacobs-PA partnership presents a compelling organic growth opportunity driven by technology-enabled solutions in response to industry disruption and client needs."
雅各布斯完成了交易 March 2, 2021，按照日公布的条款 November 30, 2020. The transaction was funded through a combination of cash on hand and existing debt facilities.
Rothschild & Co. 担任独家财务顾问，以及Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP担任Jacobs的法律顾问.
J.P. 摩根和汇丰曾担任凯雷集团和PA的财务顾问. 年利达律师事务所曾担任凯雷集团和私人律师事务所的法律顾问 Dickson Minto 担任PA管理层的法律顾问.
注:1企业价值1英镑.825 billion ($2.5 billion)是按外汇汇率计算的 1.3951 USD per GBP.
At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, 有弹性的环境, 关键任务的结果, 业务发展, 科学发现和尖端制造业, 把抽象的想法变成现实，让世界变得更好. With $14 billion 收入和大约55人的人才队伍,000, e世博线上提供包括咨询在内的全方位专业服务, technical, 为政府和私营部门提供科学和项目服务. Visit dog-owner.net 和雅各布斯连线 Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. 我们的客户适应和转变，我们共同取得持久的成果. 一家创新和转型咨询公司, we are over 3,两百名国防和安全专家, 消费和生产, government, 健康和生命科学, transport, 能源和公用事业, 和金融服务. 我们的人民是战略家, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, 工程师和技术人员. 我们的业务遍及全球，在美国各地设有办事处.K., U.S., Europe, and the Nordics. Discover more at paconsulting.com 并与PA连接 LinkedIn and Twitter.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, 以及1934年《e世博线上娱城esball》第21E条, as amended, 此类声明将由该声明提供的安全港涵盖. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the anticipated benefits of the strategic partnership between the company and PA Consulting. We base these forward-looking statements on management's current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, 金融及经济数据. 然而，前瞻性陈述本身是不确定的. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related reaction of governments on global and regional market conditions and the company's business. For a description of some additional factors that may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, 参阅截止年度的10-K表格 October 2, 2020, and in particular the discussions contained under Item 1 - Business; 项目1A -风险因素; Item 3 - Legal Proceedings; and Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, 以及本季度结束时的10-Q表格季度报告 January 1, 2021, 特别是第一部分中所载的讨论, Item 2 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations; Part II, Item 1 - Legal Proceedings; and Part II, 项目1A -风险因素, 以及该公司向美国证券交易委员会(Securities and Exchange Commission)提交的其他文件. The company is not under any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, 适用法律规定的除外.
在此新闻稿中, the company has included a certain non-GAAP financial measure as defined in Regulation G promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The non-GAAP financial measure included in this press release is the expected accretion of the transaction to Jacobs' adjusted earnings per share (EPS) for fiscal 2022. Reconciliation of this financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts because Jacobs cannot predict with sufficient certainty all the components required to provide such reconciliation, including with respect to the costs and charges relating to transaction related expenses to be incurred in fiscal 2022 and subsequent periods. 雅各布斯提供了非公认会计准则的财务措施，以补充美国会计准则.S. 公认会计准则衡量，因为它们提供了对雅各布斯财务业绩的额外洞察. However, non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation and are not in accordance, 或者一个替代品, U.S. GAAP. In addition, 其他公司对非公认会计准则的定义可能不同, which limits the ability of investors to compare non-GAAP measures of Jacobs to those used by peer companies.