OREANDA-NEWS.  Following the offer by Currie & Brown, a leading physical assets management and construction consultancy, to acquire Sweett Group plc ("Sweett"), it was today announced that Sweett has been delisted. 

The combined entity will employ around 2,200 employees in over 60 offices in the Americas, Europe, India, the Middle East, UK and USA.

The integration process will commence with immediate effect, and Sweett Group will continue to trade as Sweett for another two months, after which the business will trade under the Currie & Brown name.

Euan McEwan, group chief executive officer of Currie & Brown, said: "We are excited to have acquired Sweett. This is an important milestone in Currie & Brown's growth strategy. The merged businesses will create an even stronger global player in our field and we look forward to working closely with our new Sweett colleagues to create a leading construction advisory business."

As part of the ongoing integration, Currie & Brown has appointed Alan Manuel as chief operating officer for the UK, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Mainland Europe. Formerly managing director of London and the South East with Sweett Group, he has been with the firm since 1999.

Alan Manuel said: "I am looking forward to growing our joint business. For our clients it is very much 'business as usual', with no changes to their delivery teams. If anything, they will benefit from our expanded service offering and wider global coverage."