CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--Abt Associates has acquired Australia-based international health and social sector consulting firm JTA International. The acquisition extends the breadth and depth of Abt’s expertise in international health and development and offers new opportunities for diversifying the company’s client base.
“There is a remarkable alignment of our values, our ethics, our subject matter expertise, and our commitment to top-quality work and client service.”
Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, and serving a wide range of international public and private sector clients in Australia and the Pacific, JTA will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Abt Associates and will be known as Abt JTA. It will continue to be led by the company’s founder Dr. Jane Thomason as CEO and the executive team.
Abt Associates is a global research and program implementation firm specializing in health, social and environmental policy and international development. It conducts work in more than 70 countries.
“Abt Associates and JTA International have complementary portfolios, values and mission-driven organizational cultures,” said Abt President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan. “The acquisition will provide new opportunities for growth and enable us to diversify our client base and compete on a broader range of projects.”
“We are very excited to become a part of Abt Associates,” said Jane Thomason. “There is a remarkable alignment of our values, our ethics, our subject matter expertise, and our commitment to top-quality work and client service.”
Abt JTA employees will continue to work on their current projects and both companies will pursue opportunities for joint bidding.
“Our clients are going to benefit directly from the additional capabilities and expertise of both companies. In addition, our employees will gain greater opportunities for professional growth,” said Jay L. Knott, Executive Vice President for Global Business at Abt Associates. Knott will lead the integration of the companies.
About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 50 countries. www.abtassociates.com