Hatch, LTK Complete Merger

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Hatch and LTK reported merger negotiations on Oct. 1. Today, in announcing the merger's completion, they said:

Hatch and LTK reported merger negotiations on Oct. 1. Today, in announcing the merger's completion, they said: "By joining forces, together we are a premiere service provider for our clients and communities in the transportation business."

Consulting firms Hatch and LTK Engineering Services have merged, with LTK joining Hatch’s global infrastructure team. The partnership “will provide a solid foundation to position Hatch as a top transportation solutions provider in North America and around the globe,” the companies said.

Hatch and LTK first announced they were “negotiating an integration” on Oct. 1.

The companies’ work is complementary. “LTK brings to the integration a strong focus on passenger rail while providing highly specialized technical and management expertise to meet our clients’ toughest vehicle and systems engineering challenges, with a major footprint in the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia and China,” they said. “Hatch brings its global multi-disciplinary staff with broad design and construction expertise in rail, transit and port infrastructure, from freight and passenger rail, to corridors and terminals as well as tunnels, bridges and signaling systems.”

Hatch Chairman and CEO John Bianchini

AEC Advisors initiated the merger transaction and served as the financial advisor to Hatch.

“LTK’s focus on rail and rail systems combined with Hatch’s integrated, multi-disciplinary transportation expertise will provide our clients with comprehensive options across the entire supply chain and lifecycle of their operations,” Hatch Chairman and CEO John Bianchini said.

“The integration of Hatch and LTK allows us to broaden our U.S. capabilities and to deliver transformational solutions to clients globally.”

LTK President Dominic DiBrito

Added LTK President Dominic DiBrito: “By joining forces with Hatch, we can achieve LTK’s long-term goals and together become a dominant provider of global transit solutions. Our clients know that we’ll be serving them with the same great team while offering expanded services and resources to solve more of their toughest challenges.”

DiBrito is now serving as Managing Director for Infrastructure for Hatch LTK.

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