Defence consultancy Terra Schwartz acquired by The APP Group

01 November 2023 2 min. read
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Canberra-based defence consultancy Terra Schwartz has been acquired by The APP Group, a nationwide engineering and projects delivery business.

Founded in 2017, Terra Schwartz is a specialist consultancy for the defence sector, specialising in procurement, tender management, and contract management services. The firm’s 50-strong team works for clients in the defence, national security, government, and law enforcement sectors.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to grow our Defence business and end-to-end service offering,” said David Simpson, The APP Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “This acquisition enhances and diversifies our capabilities in procurement, commercial, workforce and contract management for complex Defence and federal government agency engagements.”

Defence consultancy Terra Schwartz acquired by The APP Group

L-R: Mat Bradley, Louis Matti, Dennis Finn

Mat Bradley, who leads The APP Group’s Defence business, added: “This strategic investment further unlocks our capacity to partner with organisations in the defence landscape. Drawing upon the combined strength of our multi-disciplinary team, we bring expertise across the full defence capability lifecycle with a particular focus on providing an Australian owned and operated perspective with industry best practice.”

Established in 1989, The APP Group (now 550 staff) is an expert in delivering capital projects in the property and infrastructure space. Formerly operating with a multi-label brand strategy, in July this year the firm brought its different businesses – Appoint Consulting, AquasS, Infrastructure Nation, St George Project Services, and Valorem Advisory – under a single united brand.

“Joining The APP Group supports our growth ambitions and accelerates opportunities for our people to have better career pathways and learning and development opportunities,” said Terra Schwartz Chief Executive Officer, Louis Matti.

The sale of Terra Schwartz was advised on by SCD Advisory. “We were pleased to support Terra Schwartz on this transaction in achieving a great outcome and wish the team continued success within The APP Group,” commented Pierre Briand, Founder of SCD Advisory.