Tetra Tech buys international development consultancy Kaizen

02 June 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Tetra Tech, a Pasadena, California-based engineering and consulting firm, has acquired The Kaizen Company, a Washington, DC-based management consulting firm specializing in international development.

Founded in 2004, Kaizen provides management consulting services to help developing countries improve economic growth, health, education, governance, and stability. The firm has completed more than 50 projects worldwide across its core service lines, which include innovation & entrepreneurship, organizational development, and communities of practice.

Kaizen’s partner and client list includes government agencies (USAID, USTDA, US Department of State), consulting firms (Deloitte, Aecom, Tetra Tech), and nonprofits (The African Capacity Building Foundation, Girls for Change).

The firm has more than 150 staff globally.

Tetra Tech buys international development consultancy Kaizen

Tetra Tech’s acquisition of Kaizen will strengthen the firm’s international development practice within its government services group. The company has supported international development programs for more than forty years, including numerous projects for USAID.

“The addition of Kaizen enables us to expand our management consulting capabilities and Tetra Tech Delta technologies to further enhance economic growth and prosperity in developing countries worldwide,” said Dan Batrack, chairman and CEO of Tetra Tech.

Tetra Tech has approximately 20,000 employees globally who deliver consulting and engineering services in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Kevin Wheeler, CEO of Kaizen, said, “Our team is excited to join Tetra Tech and offer our clients the global expertise of one of the world’s leading international development providers. Sharing Tetra Tech’s values of entrepreneurship and innovation, together we can build multidisciplinary teams to deliver greater value to our clients and provide new opportunities for our employees.”

Tetra Tech earlier this year acquired Coanda Research & Development, a Canada-based provider of advanced analytics services. The firm in February 2020 bought Segue Technologies, an Arlington, VA-based firm IT firm focusing on the government sector.

In 2019, Tetra Tech made a significant move with the acquisition of WYG, a UK-headquartered engineering consultancy with 1,600 employees.