Tetra Tech acquires federal consultancy LS Technologies

01 March 2024 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Tetra Tech, a Pasadena, CA-based engineering and consulting firm, has acquired LS Technologies (LST), a Fairfax, VA-based consulting firm focusing on the National Airspace System (NAS) – the airspace, navigation facilities, and airports of the United States.

Founded in 2000, LST leverages deep technical expertise in air traffic control to provides engineering, technical, and professional services to federal government agencies. The firm has practices in IT modernization and service integration, mission critical operations, digital transformation and advanced tech, cybersecurity, and program engagement services.

LST has 500 employees and two offices in the Washington, DC area.

Tetra Tech’s acquisition of LST will add significant additional capabilities and clients to its federal IT practice within its government services group.

Tetra Tech acquires federal consultancy LS Technologies

“The addition of LS Technologies to our Federal IT Division enhances the support we provide our government and commercial customers in modernizing their critical infrastructure. Our combined capabilities bring the best data analytics, cybersecurity, and digital transformation solutions to these vital projects," said Dan Batrack, chairman and CEO of Tetra Tech.

Tetra Tech’s federal IT practice has over 1,480 professionals supporting more than 55 US government departments, agencies, and commands. The practice has offerings in business services, cloud, data management, IT operations, and systems engineering and modernization, among others.

“We are pleased to join Tetra Tech, enabling us to combine our technology and management consulting expertise to deliver greater value to our clients, while increasing opportunities for our 500 employees around the country,” said Allison Poltorak, CEO of LS Technologies.

Tetra Tech provides consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services solutions for water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. The firm also has practices in federal IT, learning and development, strategic comms, and management consulting.

Tetra Tech’s management consulting practice has offerings in organizational development, innovation, ESG, construction risk management, and training and leadership.

The firm has 27,000 employees across 550 offices delivering 100,000 projects annually in 100+ countries. Tetra Tech has annual revenues of $5 billion.

The firm in 2021 acquired Kaizen, a DC-based international development consultancy, and in 2019 acquired WYG, a UK-based engineering firm with approximately 1,600 employees.