Berger Group Holdings, Inc. acquires APIA XXI to spearhead international design center of excellence

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a global engineering firm with annual revenues of $1 billion and operations in more than 60 countries, has added a design center of excellence for its international operations with the acquisition of APIA XXI, based in Santander, Spain.

"The acquisition of the APIA XXI adds capabilities that complement our existing client needs and enhance our global services and portfolio," said Berger Group Holdings CEO Nicholas Masucci about the company's third acquisition during the past year. "APIA XXI has built a reputation for its highly-regarded design and technology services on complex infrastructure projects, especially with clients and industry partners in Spain and Latin America."

With approximately 400 employees and more than 25 years of experience, APIA XXI is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering and management firm that designs global solutions within the main engineering and architectural fields: infrastructures, hydraulic works, town and city planning, environment, building, industry and energy, management and new technologies. APIA XXI has a wide network of branches established in four geographical focal points strategically distributed around the world: Spain, Latin America, North America (Mexico and USA) and Middle East; and has developed projects in more than 25 countries.

Through this acquisition, APIA XXI will operate as a design center of excellence under the Berger Group's international operating company, Louis Berger International.

"APIA's high-end and value-focused design services provide added depth to our growing international engineering portfolio and enhance our delivery of complex infrastructure and energy projects to our global customers," added Jim Stamatis, president of Louis Berger International.

"After working with the Berger Group for several years, we are extremely excited to become a part of Berger's global brand," said Marcos J. Pantaleon Prieto, founding principal at APIA. "The Berger Group's customer-focused delivery along with their vision and values align with those established at APIA, resulting in a seamless match both in strategic growth priorities and in cultural alignment."

About Berger Group Holdings, Inc.

Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a top 20 Engineering News-Record firm headquartered in Morristown, N.J., with offices in Washington, D.C., and a number of other cities within the United States and worldwide, is a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firm. With more than 6,000 architects, planners, engineers, construction and program managers, economists and environmental scientists, the Berger Group has worked on hundreds of thousands of miles of highway, thousands of miles of railroad and bridges as well as numerous airfields, seaports, buildings, dams, water supply systems and other infrastructure across the United States and in more than 140 countries. Louis Berger International is the international operating company within the Berger Group. By utilizing its vast global capabilities and local responsiveness, the Berger Group is dedicated to providing solutions for a better world.

For more information, visit these websites:
www.bergergroup.com 
www.apiaxxi.com 

SOURCE Berger Group Holdings, Inc.



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