DAI Acquires Leading European Development Consultancy, Human Dynamics

November 27, 2019

Combined entity offers enhanced capabilities and greater value to European development clients

Bethesda, Maryland—DAI today announced the acquisition of Human Dynamics, a pre-eminent supplier of international development services in the European market.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Human Dynamics,” said DAI President and CEO Jim Boomgard. “In combination, we are a stronger, more diverse, more vibrant organization, and our scale and technical breadth will enable us to offer richer services and better value to our customers, particularly but not exclusively our clients in the European Union.”

Founded in 1993 in Vienna, Austria—but now operating also out of Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere—Human Dynamics brings to DAI a team of development professionals with a record of delivering outstanding technical assistance and project management services.

IMG_9069-2.jpg Human Dynamics founder and Executive Partner Bernhard Hulla (left) with DAI Executive Vice President Zan Northrip and DAI President and CEO James Boomgard.

“I am immensely proud of the organization we have built and the development impact it has delivered,” said Bernhard Hulla, the founder of Human Dynamics, who will join the DAI Board. “In DAI, we have found not only the best partner to sustain that legacy of professional excellence, uncompromising integrity, and commitment to global citizenship, but to usher in the next phase of Human Dynamics’ growth.”

Human Dynamics’ 25-year history of service to the EC and its ongoing projects in 40 countries dramatically enhance DAI’s qualifications in the EC market, and offer a wealth of possibilities for learning, synergy, and collaboration across the combined portfolio. These 37 current projects encompass:

  • Public administration reform, justice, and good governance (including projects in Jordan, Malawi, and Pakistan);
  • Education, employment, and health (Mongolia, Serbia, and Swaziland);
  • Public financial management and statistics (Bosnia, Lebanon, and Ukraine);
  • Economy, regulation, and agriculture (Belarus, Benin, and Ukraine);
  • Environment (Turkey, Turkmenistan, and the Western Balkans); and
  • Energy and transportation (Algeria, Egypt, and the Maghreb).

DAI was advised in this transaction by ButcherJoseph & Co. Human Dynamics was advised by Equiteq in this transaction.

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