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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Tetra Tech Inc, a NASDAQ listed company, on its acquisition of Hoare Lea LLP from its existing partners.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. Hoare Lea is a UK-headquartered engineering consultancy that provides innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. 

The transaction involved acquisition by Tetra Tech of the entire interest in Hoare Lea LLP from its partners.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by Head of Global M&A Gavin Davies and senior associate Siddhartha Shukla, along with senior adviser Ian Williams, and with support from associates Matt Player and Sophie Lundsberg.  

The wider Herbert Smith Freehills team included Isaac Zailer, Michael Aherne, Sarah McNally, Christine Young, Veronica Roberts, Miriam Everett, James Tryfonos, Perminder Gainda, Frank Thompson, James Goddard and Max Kaufman.

Gavin Davies commented, "We are delighted to have advised Tetra Tech on this important transaction."

“The addition of Hoare Lea to our High Performance Buildings Group further advances Tetra Tech’s industry-leading sustainable building solutions for our commercial and government clients,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO. 

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Gavin Davies

Head of Global M&A practice, London

Gavin Davies
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Siddhartha Shukla

Partner, London

Siddhartha Shukla

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