Malani Padayachee & Associates (MPA), a 100% black-women-owned and managed civil and structural engineering consulting firm, and investment holding company Motseng Women Investments (Motseng), have acquired 100% equity of Mott MacDonald Africa, the South African engineering entity of Mott MacDonald. MPA will be rebranded as MPAMOT.
Malani Padayachee-Saman, CEO of MPA, has been named CEO of MPAMOT while Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO of Motseng, has been appointed chair of MPAMOT’s board of directors.
“This transaction has taken months of hard work and countless consultations; we are pleased to have finally put pen to paper. The collaboration with Mott MacDonald is assured through sound cooperation agreements. This represents growth of MPA and Motseng in the engineering and built environment and expands our horizons beyond our borders in line with our ambition of growth into the African continent. We look forward to providing expanded services for all our current and future clients and the continued growth and development of our excellent teams,” said Padayachee-Saman.
Over the past 20 years since starting their businesses, Padayachee-Saman and Mkhari have had to constantly seek new opportunities, reframe their thinking, stretch their ambition, explore opportunities, develop teams to solve complex problems and move the industry forward.
Commented Mkhari, “We are pleased by this transaction as it offers endless opportunities for our employees, customers, and stakeholders across the sector.
“It will bring together a collective of exceptional skills and expertise and extensive experience that is expected to make a prominent footprint in the country and the continent.”