Hill International

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Hill International
Publicly Traded Corporation
Industry Professional services
Founded 1976
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people
David Richter, CEO
Raouf S. Ghali, President and COO
Products Project management
Program management
Construction Management
Construction claims Consulting
Technical Advisory
Revenue $720 Million USD (2015)[1]
Number of employees
4,400 (as of December 2016)
Divisions Project Management
Construction Claims and Consulting
Website www.hillintl.com

Hill International (NYSEHIL) is an American construction consulting firm. Founded in 1976, the company relocated its corporate headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in April 2015.[2]

In 2015, Engineering News-Record magazine ranked Hill as the 7th largest construction management firm-for-fee [3] and the 8th largest program management firm in the U.S.[4] Hill’s claims and consulting services include claims analysis, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost and damages assessment, delay and disruption analysis, lender/technical advisory and the Project Neutral.[5]

Global structure[edit]

Hill International has offices in seven primary regions of the world, including:

  • U.S./Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Asia/Asia Pacific
  • Australia

Acquisitions and divestitures[edit]

Hill has acquired a number of businesses during recent years as part of an expansion programme.

In 2006, the company acquired UK-based JR Knowles,[6] which was at the time the largest construction claims consultancy in the world – the acquisition saw Hill take that position and established claims offices in numerous locations globally. The acquisition also saw the subsequent divestiture of Knowles’ legal operations.

Other acquisitions have included Maple Consult (UK) 2005, Pickavance Consulting (UK) 2006, KJM and Associates (USA) 2007, Gerens (Spain) 2007, John Shreeves & Partners (UK) 2008, Euromost Polska (Poland) 2008, PCI Group (USA) 2008 and Chitester Consulting (USA) 2008.

On December 15, 2009, Hill announced the acquisition of Boyken International - a project management and claims consultancy based in the Southern US and Caribbean.[7] On 4 January 2010 they announced the acquisition of TRS Consultants, Inc. a firm that provides civil engineering, program management, construction management and information technology services primarily to the transportation and infrastructure market in the USA.

On February 28, 2011, Hill announced that its Madrid-based subsidiary Gerens Hill International S.A. completed the acquisition of 60% of the outstanding capital stock of Engineering S.A.,one of the largest project management firms in Brazil. Engineering S.A. has approximately 400 professionals with main offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and an additional office in Parauapebas. The company provides project management, construction management and engineering consulting services throughout Latin America.

In May 2013, Hill acquired the South African consultancy, Binnington Copeland Associates,[8] a firm with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

In November 2014, the acquisition of Cadogans [9] adding to their expert consultancy offering a number of experts in engineering and building services, based in Glasgow, UK.

On December 20, 2015, Hill announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of international private equity group Bridgepoint, for $147 million in an all-cash transaction.[10]

Major projects[edit]

Hill International has provided project management and construction consulting services on major projects throughout the world, including: