Business of Engineering

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: May 3

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight deals in the U.S. and four international deals involving companies from Denmark, Finland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia.
By Morrissey Goodale May 3, 2019
This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight deals in the U.S. and four international deals involving companies from Denmark, Finland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia.
4/30/2019
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Merrick & Company (Greenwood Village, CO) (ENR #133) acquired the Benham (Oklahoma City, OK) oil, gas, and chemicals business from Haskell (Jacksonville, FL) (ENR #246).  Link to details
5/1/2019
Power engineering consultant Sargent & Lundy (Chicago, IL) (ENR #40) acquired ARES Corporation‘s (Burlingame, CA) energy business, ARES Energy Services Division (ESD).  Link to details
4/29/2019
Sustainability consultant O’Brien & Company (Seattle, WA) merged with 360 Analytics (Seattle, WA). The two firms will combine to form O’Brien360, providing technical expertise and sustainability experience from building inception to operation.  Link to details
5/1/2019
WSP (New York, NY) (ENR #8) acquired Leach Wallace (Elkridge, MD), a 125-person provider of MEP engineering design and related services to clients in the healthcare sector.  Link to details
4/30/2019
Farnsworth Group (Bloomington, IL) (ENR #207) acquired architecture firm Design Alliance (Waukee, IA).  Link to details
4/30/2019
KCI Technologies (Sparks, MD) (ENR #65) acquired Hoehn Landscape Architecture (Towson, MD), a firm specializing in landscape architecture and land planning.  Link to details
4/25/2019
LJB (Dayton, OH) acquired water resources engineering firm JEWELL Engineering Consultants (Kernersville, NC). The acquisition strengthens LJB’s hydraulic and hydrologic service offerings.  Link to details
4/25/2019
Design-build leader Gray Construction (Lexington, KY) acquired SPEC Engineering (Plainfield, IL), a specialty process engineering and equipment fabrication firm.  Link to details
4/30/2019
Ramboll Group (Copenhagen, Denmark), ENR’s #23 ranked global design firm, acquired smart mobility consultant Strafica (Helsinki, Finland).  Link to details
5/1/2019
Environmental performance and corporate sustainability expert Envirotech Associates (London, Canada) joined engineering consultancy RWDI (Guelph, Canada).  Link to details
5/1/2019
Multidisciplinary engineer WHP Engineering (Gateshead, UK) secured investment from the FW Capital-managed (Billingham, UK) Tees Valley Catalyst Fund.  Link to details
4/26/2019
VentureTECH (Cyberjaya, Malaysia) invested in engineering and construction provider CMC Group (Selangor, Malaysia), supporting the firm’s next stage of growth in the public transportation, info-communication, and power and energy segments.  Link to details

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