BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 20, 2018 — Ausenco, a global company providing consulting, engineering, project delivery and operations services to the minerals & metals, oil & gas and industrial sectors, today announced that Matthew McGowan had joined the company as executive vice president, corporate development and strategy.
“Matt McGowan complements and strengthens our leadership team as we pursue strategic acquisitions for continued growth,” said Ausenco Chief Executive Officer Zimi Meka.
“Matt will be responsible for helping to drive corporate strategy, identifying and executing strategic acquisitions on a global basis, and assisting with activities around capital allocation, capital raising and capital structure.“
“We believe Matt's extensive experience within the global engineering & construction sector, including complex acquisition, divestiture and capital raising transactions will increase our ability to identify, pursue and successfully acquire and integrate companies that increase our technical, service and/or geographic footprint in our chosen markets,” Mr. Meka said.
“He will help build on our strong history of successful acquisitions, including the most recent acquisition of Hemmera in Canada in late 2017.”
As an investment banker for over 25 years, Matthew McGowan initiated and executed a wide range of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in roles at Ernst & Young and Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. which included time as a managing director in the engineering, construction & infrastructure services team for Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. For the past seven years, he played a key role at CH2M, an infrastructure-focused engineering firm with over $5 billion in revenue, as head of corporate development. While at CH2M, he was instrumental in the completion of multiple acquisitions, two operational restructurings, a private equity capital raise, a second lien capital raise and the company's ultimate sale to Jacobs Engineering.
Mr. McGowan holds an MBA in finance from Duke University and a BA degree in economics from Bucknell University.
Mr. McGowan will be part of the Ausenco Leadership Team and report to Zimi Meka. He will be based in New York City.
For further information, contact: Zimi Meka, Chief Executive Officer, Ausenco, T: +61 7 3169 7000.
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