PHILADELPHIA – November 4, 2020 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney represented Hatch, a leading global professional services firm that delivers a broad range of technical and business solutions in chosen markets of mining and minerals, energy and infrastructure, in its merger with LTK, a transportation engineering consulting firm that specializes in transit, transit vehicles, and transit systems. With LTK joining Hatch’s global infrastructure team, the new partnership positions Hatch as a top transportation solutions provider in North America and around the globe.
According to a press release from Hatch, “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 US as well as Canada, Australia, and China. 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. By joining forces, together we are a premiere service provider for our clients and communities in the transportation business.”
Corporate attorneys Steven Smith and Adam Wicks led the transaction, with assistance from Robin Dierbeck, Brian North and Thomas Thompson, also in Corporate, as well as Labor & Employment attorneys John McGrady, Anne Kozul, Scott Oberlander, Bruce Booken in Tax and Ashley Jones in Litigation.
"Buchanan provided a great team in Steve and Adam, supported by other experts from the firm in various areas. The transaction had tight deadlines, which were met and exceeded by the Buchanan team. The team understood the business needs of the transaction and seamlessly integrated with our internal transaction team to address them all proactively and effectively,” said John Tummers, General Counsel, Hatch.
“It was a pleasure partnering with Hatch’s development team on this transaction, and we were thrilled to be able to assemble a high-caliber team of subject matter specialists to attend to the various issues and nuances that arose throughout the transaction,” said Steven Smith, shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.