DTZ Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $1.1B
Danielle Schlanger Nov. 5, 2014, 5:08 p.m.
Commercial real estate services firm DTZ was acquired by American private equity shop TPG Capital. Australian multi-national UGL sold DTZ, its real estate arm, for $1.1 billion in a sale closed this week, according to an announcement from DTZ.
The firm will be investing in the company, giving DTZ the ability to expand and acquire competing brokerage Cassidy Turley.
DTZ, backed by TPG Capital, is poised to acquire Cassidy Turley by Dec. 31, according to a representative for DTZ.
The spokesperson noted that DTZ will now generate approximately $2.9 billion in annual revenue and will employ more than 28,200 people around the world.
The world headquarters for the DTZ will be in Chicago, though the American headquarters will be in Washington, D.C. The company has 209 offices in 52 countries.
Brett White, formerly the CEO of CBRE, will be chairman of the revamped firm.