Bidding war brewing for Scott Wilson

Engineering consultancy Scott Wilson Group, which has offices in Whitehaven, Crewe, Liverpool, Manchester and Warrington, said this morning it had agreed to a £161m takeover offer by US rival URS Corp.

URS's offer of 210p/share represents a 76% premium to Friday's closing price.

However, another American firm, Colorado-based CH2M HILL, said it was also considering making an offer for Scott Wilson but gave no further details.

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