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LONDON-Davis Langdon, a global construction consultancy company, and DEGW, a strategic planning consultancy company, have merged. Davis Langdon has been expanding its global platform in recent months and desired to add strategic planning to its repertoire.

“The merger will add a fourth dimension to our offer in that we will now be able to measure, value and manage place in addition to cost, quality and time,” says Rob Smith, chairman of Davis Langdon. “In the current market, our clients are focusing on their costs – the biggest of which is usually their people and places. The coming together of the two firms will mean we are the construction consultant best placed to advise.”

DEGW, which employees 145 people in 12 offices throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, has a track record of working with high-performance workplaces for Fortune 500 companies. Previous clients include Microsoft, Google, Pfizer, Cisco, Nokia, RBS, Deutsche Bank, BP, Accenture, Unilever, Phillips and Shell.

The financial side of the merger was not disclosed; although reports have listed the takeover deal as costing Davis Langdon nearly $29 million.

“For more than 35 years we have focused on managing change through the effective integration of people, process and place,” says Despina Katsikakis, chairman of DEGW. “The coming together with Davis Langdon enables us to measure the value of place in delivering business performance for our clients worldwide.”

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