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WSP Acquires AKF, Expanding its Property and Buildings Practice Across the US Northeast

NEW YORK, NY — WSP Global Inc. (WSP) announces the acquisition of AKF Group LLC (AKF). Headquartered in New York City, AKF is a specialized mechanical, electrical, and plumbing firm that designs complex health care, science and technology, and mission-critical facilities.

AKF's 365 professionals operate throughout the eastern U.S., with an additional complementary presence in Mexico. The firm has offices in New York City; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Hamilton, New Jersey; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New Haven, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Washington, D.C.

By adding AKF’s complementary expertise to its Property and Buildings team, WSP enhances its technical practice and boosts its capabilities and presence in several high-demand markets.

“I am pleased to welcome AKF’s experts to WSP. Our combined practices are poised to accelerate our growth in various complex building sectors, not only locally in the Northeast but also across the USA," said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and CEO, WSP Global. "The addition of AKF is perfectly aligned with our strategy to grow and diversify our Property and Building expertise in the U.S."

“This acquisition is a great milestone for both the clients and people of AKF and WSP," said Joseph Sczurko, WSP’s U.S. President. "Driven by our shared commitment to innovation and technical excellence, we will rapidly leverage the strength of our combined teams as we provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing the fast-growing specialty buildings sector."

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“We are very proud of what we have accomplished since AKF was founded 35 years ago," said Dino DeFeo, Managing Partner, AKF. "We are equally excited to begin a new chapter within WSP that will provide additional opportunities for our talent to make a difference thanks to their recognized technical expertise, in-depth market knowledge, and sustainable approach."
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