Cadmus acquires international development consultancy Nathan

20 February 2023 2 min. read
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Cadmus, a Waltham, MA-headquartered strategic and technical consulting firm, has acquired Nathan Associates, an Arlington, VA-headquartered international economic and analytics consulting firm.

Founded in 1946, Nathan provides advisory support in international development, litigation & expert services, and infrastructure project development & finance. The firm focuses on work with US federal departments and agencies, but also supports UK government agencies, non-profits, multilateral organizations, and private financial services firms.

Nathan has more than 350 employees listed on LinkedIn. The company has offices in Arlington, London, and Chennai, India, as well as 40+ program offices in the developing world.

As part of Cadmus, Nathan will form a new international development unit led by Jeffrey Singer, SVP of international development. Susan Chodakewitz, president and CEO of Nathan, will join Cadmus as EVP of public sector strategy, where she will develop and execute Cadmus’ public sector growth strategy in the US and globally.

“As we consider expanding our work and increasing our impact in the future, I believe that this combined new entity possesses the people, expertise, and experience to provide enhanced client support and increased opportunities for our employees to thrive,” said Chodakewitz.

Cadmus acquires international development consultancy Nathan

The addition of Nathan will more than double Cadmus’ Us federal contracting business and strengthen its place as a USAID prime contractor and with other development organizations. The former Nathan team will gain access to contract vehicles held by Cadmus.

“I’m very excited about what Cadmus and our new colleagues from Nathan are capable of accomplishing together,” said Ian Kline, president and CEO of Cadmus. “Moving forward, we will continue to expand our presence and enhance our support for clients around the globe with a team that shares our vision, commitment to technical excellence, and drive to make an impact.”

Cadmus last year acquired Wheelhouse, a US-based provider of change management services to federal agencies. The firm also expanded its German operations with the addition of communications firm RaikeSchwertner.

Cadmus works with government, utility, and private sector organizations on strategic and technical engagements in energy, climate, water, public health, security and resilience, international development, and transportation. The firm’s offerings span policy, program, and risk assessment; engineering and design; compliance and reporting; stakeholder engagement; and communications and marketing.

Cadmus has more than 600 professionals across offices in the US, Germany, and Belgium.