WASHINGTON, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of The Rhodes Group, a leading construction consulting firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Houston.
With the completion of the acquisition, approximately 40 billable professionals from The Rhodes Group, including one Senior Managing Director and three Managing Directors, join the Construction & Environmental Solutions practice within the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. Andrew Rhodes, the Founder and President of The Rhodes Group, joins FTI Consulting as a Senior Managing Director.
Founded in 1999, The Rhodes Group provides construction advisory, forensic accounting and expert testimony services to clients throughout the entire project lifecycle, from preconstruction through formal dispute resolution, with a focus on the power, oil and gas, industrial, infrastructure and commercial building sectors. The acquisition further enhances FTI Consulting’s leading advisory, dispute resolution and expert testimony capabilities in North America and provides The Rhodes Group’s existing clients with access to FTI Consulting’s global, diversified platform.
Commenting on the completion of the acquisition, Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting, said, “This combination brings together two leading teams that are committed to helping law firms, contractors and owners manage complex disputes and disruption. We are excited to officially welcome The Rhodes Group to FTI Consulting, and we look forward to continued deep collaboration with our clients and creating more opportunities for our people to grow and develop.”
Mr. Rhodes added, “We are proud of what we have built at The Rhodes Group, and we believe FTI Consulting is the right home for us to further enhance the services we provide our clients while extending FTI Consulting’s position as a leader in the construction consulting industry. We are excited to join our new colleagues and to continue to provide our clients with the highest quality service and to help them meet their needs on complex construction projects.”
More information is available in the press release announcing the acquisition.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 6,400 employees located in 29 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.46 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2020. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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