A global design, engineering and project management consultancy which operates from more than 40 UK offices including Warrington has received a takeover offer which values the group at more than £2bn.
WS Atkins has received an indicative offer from Canadian engineering Giant SNC-Lavalin for 2,080p in cash per share. The offer price represents a 35 per cent premium to Atkins’ closing price of 1,540p per share on 31 March 2017.
Atkins’ board has said it would be prepared to recommend the offer, subject to reaching agreement on other terms and conditions, which the two companies are currently discussing.
However, the group stressed that there can be no certainty that a firm offer will be made.