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Sedgwick acquires Thurlow Consulting in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 3 February 2021Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced its acquisition of Thurlow Consulting Engineers Limited.

Joining forces with Thurlow expands Sedgwick’s building consultancy offerings and enhances its business profile in New Zealand. The acquisition allows Sedgwick to provide clients with in-house consultancy and solutions in construction and engineering.

Thurlow, founded by industry stalwart Ross Thurlow in 1994, provides businesses with professional civil and structural engineering that includes projects such as road building, subdivisions, infrastructure and municipal engineering, resource consent applications, scientific reporting and project administration. Thurlow has worked extensively with national and international developers and local authorities across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, including the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

“With the acquisition of Thurlow’s portfolio and our talented teams coming together, we will continue to grow our engineering capability,” said Philip van Zyl, CEO of Sedgwick in New Zealand. “Thurlow is an experienced professional engineering consultancy and highly respected in the market. Both businesses take pride in providing quality and the very best services in the industry, so this is a great opportunity to deliver outstanding results to our clients.”

“We are very pleased with the acquisition and keen to work with Sedgwick to elevate our offering with continued innovation and service excellence,” Ross Thurlow said. “We will continue to work with our loyal clients, backed by Sedgwick’s expanded services and resources, to support their ongoing requirements and deliver on expectations.”

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. We provide a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper­tise of more than 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see

About Thurlow Consulting

Thurlow Consulting Engineers was established in 1994 and has provided practical and innovative structural and civil engineering design solutions to central and local government, publicly listed and private companies, and the public. The company’s expertise in land development, civil, seismic, structural and municipal engineering has provided the platform for the delivery of expert witness reports, building and seismic evaluation and strengthening, failure analysis, forensic engineering and scientific reports within the build and natural environment.

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