20 Facts About AECOM


AECOM (formerly AECOM Technology Corporation) is an American multinational infrastructure consulting firm.

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AECOM has approximately 51, 000 employees, and is number 157 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list.

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AECOM is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACM and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol E6Z.

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AECOM gained control of some 200, 000 acres and formed Swiss Oil Company in Lexington.

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AECOM was able to take advantage of refinery byproducts to produce asphalt.

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AECOM went on to acquire a number of engineering, design and planning firms including engineering company Maunsell, urbanism and sustainability practice EDAW, Economic Research Associates, environmental management firm ENSR and The RETEC Group Inc, architects Ellerbe Becket and Davis Langdon, the quantity surveyors and construction consultants.

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In 2000, AECOM acquired Metcalf and Eddy, a water and wastewater engineering firm based in Massachusetts, and in September, 2004 it acquired the Canadian company, UMA Engineering Ltd.

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AECOM went public during May 2007 with an initial public offering on the NYSE, netting $468.

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On January 8, 2008, AECOM acquired The Services Group, Inc, a provider of consulting services to the US Agency for International Development and other multi-lateral donor organizations.

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On July 28, 2008, AECOM completed its purchase of Earth Tech Inc, a consulting and engineering firm, from Tyco International for $510 million.

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On July 14, 2010, AECOM announced its acquisition of Tishman Construction Corp.

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On July 13, 2014, AECOM announced its acquisition of URS Corporation, an engineering, construction, and technical services firm for US$56.

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In October 2019, AECOM announced plans to sell their Management Services division to private equity firm American Securities LLC and Lindsay Goldberg for $2.

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In October 2020, AECOM announced the sale of its Power construction business to private equity firm CriticalPoint Capital.

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In December 2020, AECOM announced the sale of its Civil construction business, including Shimmick Construction, to private equity firm Oroco Capital, which completed January 5, 2021.

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AECOM explained these divestitures as a "transformation into a higher-margin, lower-risk Professional Services business".

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AECOM was president when the company changed its name to AECOM Technology Corporation in April 1990.

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In November 2019, AECOM announced that Burke would retire as chairman and CEO.

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Amid market speculation that AECOM would be acquired by WSP Global, AECOM announced the selection of W Troy Rudd to be CEO.

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AECOM is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, United States, with clients in more than 150 countries.

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