MARLTON, NJ—Hill International, a construction risk management company based in Marlton, N.J., has acquired Binnington Copeland & Associates Ltd. (BCA), a commercial and contractual consulting and training services firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We have been considering an expanded presence in South Africa for some time to better serve our growing list of clients in Sub-Saharan Africa," said Frederic Z. Samelian, president of Hill's Construction Claims Group. "BCA … proved to be the most natural fit. Since we have been working together for over 20 years, we anticipate a seamless integration of our combined professional resources.”

"BCA will continue to offer its traditional services to clients, including commercial and contractual advisory services, construction claims support and all forms of alternative dispute resolution including adjudication and arbitration," said Chris Binnington, BCA's managing director. "Key areas which we intend to develop in conjunction with Hill include expert witness services and forensic planning, where there is a shortage of resources in this country, as well as expansion into other countries in the Sub-Saharan region."

BCA currently has 25 employees and annual revenue of approximately $5 million.