Egis has strengthened its design and architectural capabilities with agreement to acquire U+A. U+A is an innovative, multidisciplinary design practice that brings expertise in various disciplines, from architecture and interior design to master planning, landscape design, and construction supervision. U+A has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Riyadh, London and Montreal and has projects all across the Middle East. The agreement between Egis and U+A is to acquire U+A’s business in the Middle East which, in turn, will accelerate Egis’ strategic ambition of delivering end-to-end, integrated solutions to design, build, operate and maintain assets for their clients, providing an all-encompassing, integrated solutions. U+A is added to Egis’ vast portfolio of design and architecture firms across the world and will strengthen their position as a leader in architectural design. U+A was founded in 2006 by Pedram Rad and Martin Dufresne as founding partners and has worked on notable projects as lead consultant in multiple sectors including hospitality, education, entertainment, mixed-use, commercial and residential developments, to name a few. U+A Management and the founding partners, will remain in the business to help drive future growth. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close towards early 2023.