Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: June 6
This week Morrissey Goodale reported two deals in the United States and four international deals involving companies from Canada, Australia, Germany, and France.
Two of the industry’s largest fire protection and life safety engineering firms, The RJA Group (Chicago, IL) and Hughes Associates (Baltimore, MD), have reached an agreement to merge. The combined firm will have 500 employees and more than $100 million in revenue. Link to details
Global engineering and consulting firm WSP (Montreal, Canada) acquired civil, structural and façade consulting firm Winward (Melbourne, Australia), which will be integrated in WSP’s new WSP Structures division in the Asia Pacific Region. Link to details
Construction and civil engineering firm Shamrock Geoscience (Wetzlar, Germany) signed an agreement to merge with Solanbridge Group (Spring, TX), a diversified holding company with investments in a variety of industries. Link to details
Global energy firm GDF Suez (Paris, France) acquired 1,300-person energy efficiency and utility consulting firm Ecova (Spokane, WA). Ecova provides a variety of technology-driven solutions for energy and resource management to commercial, industrial and utility clients in North America. Link to details
In a unique transaction, six Canadian architecture firms have merged to form Architecture 49 (Winnipeg, Canada) and have formed a strategic partnership with WSP. The firms that joined to form Architecture 49 included PBK Architects (Vancouver, Canada), Smith Carter (Winnipeg, Canada), Arcop (Montreal, Canada), WHW Architects (Halifax, Canada), AE Consultants (Newfoundland, Canada) and N46 (Prince Edward Island, Canada). Link to details
In a deal of interest to the A/E industry, though not counted for the purposes of our reported M&A activity, software provider Deltek (Herndon, VA) has acquired Axium (Portland, OR), a provider of integrated project management and accounting software to more than 2,200 A/E firms throughout North America. Link to details