AESG confirms acquisition of SGW


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AESG, a leading international consultancy, engineering and advisory firm founded in the UAE, has confirmed the acquisition of SGW.

The safety and security consultancy has offices in the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

SGW acquired by AESG

According to AESG, the agreement augments its portfolio of multidisciplinary services for the construction industry, enabling the company to launch its new Security Consultancy service line.

“Our ability as a privately held consultancy firm to expand across the globe and bring industry leading firms such as SGW under our banner is testament to the incredible work of our talented teams,” said Saeed Al Abbar, CEO, AESG.

“We are now leveraging our prominent position in the market to seek out new partnerships that enable us to draw on the established expertise of specialist consultancies and pioneer new services that perfectly cater to the needs of the ambitious projects currently underway in the region.”

“AESG is already a trusted partner”

SGW’s Founder, Simon Whitehouse, will lead the newly founded service line as AESG’s Director of Security Consultancy.

Whitehouse holds a number of certifications including CSyP, FSyI, CPP and PSP.

“As the region undertakes an ever-growing number of iconic projects and national development strategies, security consultancy is becoming critical to helping protect the population, built assets and infrastructure against crime and other nefarious activities,” said Whitehouse.

“AESG is already a trusted partner to so many of these ambitious developments and their multidisciplinary capabilities have been immensely valuable to clients seeking a comprehensive portfolio of world class consultancy services. 

“SGW’s expertise compliments AESG capabilities and our experts will work closely with counterparts from other service lines to deliver highly effective solutions.

“I am delighted to join AESG at this incredibly exciting phase of its expansion.”

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