Tetra Tech, Inc. announced that it has acquired coastal and oceanographic consulting firm Applied Science Consultoria Ltda. (ASA Brazil) based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the acquisition, ASA Brazil has changed its name to Tetra Tech. The firm has about 50 employees and provides oceanic modeling and engineering services primarily to offshore oil and gas companies.
“Brazil’s oil is primarily located in deep water. This complex environment ideally aligns with Tetra Tech’s coastal and oceanographic expertise. The addition of ASA Brazil’s local knowledge and scientific expertise is an important next step in our Latin American expansion,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO.
This transaction is Tetra Tech’s second acquisition in Brazil, following the acquisition of the Brazilian mining engineering practice of CRA Engenharia Ltda. in June 2012. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ASA Brazil is joining Tetra Tech’s Engineering and Consulting Services business segment.
Press Release, October 17, 2012