HKA’s Acquisition of The Kenrich Group


Ropes & Gray has advised Bridgepoint and its portfolio company, HKA, on the deal.

HKA, one of the world’s leading providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction and engineering industry, acquired The Kenrich Group, a US-based business and litigation consulting firm.

Founded in 2004 by Ken Metcalfe, Rich Sieracki, Chris Tierney and Chris Beirise, The Kenrich Group provides consulting services in business, management and litigation consulting. Their offerings include consulting and expert testimony in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial damages, construction delay and disruption, government contracts, intellectual property and regulated utilities. The Kenrich Group also provides services in forensic accounting, valuations, as well as fraud and other investigations.

The combination of HKA – already one of the world’s leading providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction and engineering industry – and The Kenrich Group will create one of the largest construction claims consultancies in the US, focusing on commercial damages, government contract claims and regulated utilities consulting. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Helen Croke (Picture), based in London, supported by private equity associates Laura Yockey (Chicago), Nick Matthew (London, on secondment in New York) and Folake Fani-Kayode (London).

Involved fees earner: Helen Croke – Ropes & Gray; Folake Fani-Kayode – Ropes & Gray; Nicholas Matthew – Ropes & Gray; Laura Yockey – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Bridgepoint ;