Global professional services provider Deloitte announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based infrastructure-focused engineering and consultancy firm PACER. According to Deloitte, the transaction will enable the firm to offer clients a full range of responsible services for infrastructure and investment projects.

The companies stated that the acquisition comes as “sustainability-oriented transitions such as the energy transition and climate adaptation are expected to be the drivers of major infrastructure, energy and industrial projects in the Netherlands and abroad over the next 10 years,” and positions the Deloitte and PACER to help corporate and government clients conduct these projects responsibly.

Harvey Christophers, Partner Risk Advisory at Deloitte, said:

“We are very excited to welcome our new colleagues and to engage with our combined customers about the opportunities presented by this acquisition. With ambitious government targets for responsible infrastructure development and the need for new capital projects at our corporate clients over the next 5 to 10 years, this has never been more important.”

Founded in 2007, PACER provides services across, project management, contract management, technical management (systems engineering) and environmental management. PACER’s 50 advisors will begin working immediately from the Deloitte office in Utrecht, and the company will become part of Deloitte’s Responsible Infrastructure & Capital Projects team within Risk Advisory.

PACER founder and CEO Vincent van der Meijden said:

“I am very proud that all the energy and time that I have invested with my team over the past 15 years is now paying off with the combination with Deloitte. We are ready for the next chapter in which we will combine the knowledge, strength, innovation and creativity of both organizations in order to serve our joint customers even better and make a real impact.”

Climate and sustainability issues have become a focus area for Deloitte over the past few years, with the company announcing plans last year invest $1 billion in its Global Sustainability & Climate practice to enhance the firm’s capabilities, assets and services to support clients and address sustainability-related needs.

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