Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: September 26

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the United States and four international deals involving companies from Canada and the United Kingdom.
By Morrissey Goodale September 26, 2014

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the United States and four international deals involving companies from Canada and the United Kingdom.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the United States and four international deals involving companies from Canada and the United Kingdom. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions

9/24/2014

Design firm, Stantec (Edmonton, Canada) plans to acquire the engineering assets of Dessau (Montreal, Canada), which will include 1,300 employees from 20 offices. The transaction is expected to close in Q1 of 2015. Link to details

9/24/2014

National engineering and design firm, Olsson Associates (Lincoln, NE) announced its intent to acquire Ochsner Hare & Hare (OHH) (Kansas City, MO), a planning and landscape architecture design firm. OHH is expected to join Olsson officially on November 21. Link to details 

9/22/2014

BIG RED DOG (Austin, TX) has agreed to acquire Johnson Consulting Engineers (Austin, TX), a MEP engineering firm. BIG RED DOG is a civil and MEP engineering firm specializing in engineering design, permitting, and land use consulting for real estate and natural resource development projects. Link to details

9/22/2014

Engineering and architectural services firm, Ayres Associates (Eau Claire, WI) acquired Frisbie Architects (River Falls, WI). The acquisition more than doubles Ayres’ architectural staff. Link to details

9/18/2014

Mott MacDonald (Surrey, UK) has acquired its UK water industry design and build joint venture partner Bentley Holdings (Skipton, UK), including its subsidiary company JN Bentley. The deal stems from a successful 15 year partnership between the companies through the joint venture Mott MacDonald Bentley. Link to details

9/18/2014

Geospatial Corporation (Sarver, PA) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShaleNavigator (New York, NY), the premier shale oil and gas informational SaaS platform covering the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica unconventional shale plays. Link to details

9/17/2014

McElhanney Consulting Services (Vancouver, Canada) has acquired Infinity Engineering Group (North Vancouver, Canada), a firm that specializes in bridge design and erection engineering. The acquisition adds to McElhanney’s existing bridge expertise and complements its road and highway engineering capabilities. Link to details

9/16/2014

Novus Architects (Mount Pleasant, SC) announced that they will be merging operations with Bowers, Ellis and Watson Architects (Asheville, NC). The combined firm will have 40 employees. Link to details

9/10/2014

Structural and civil engineering consultancy, Peters Associates (Ripon, UK) is to merge with JBA Consulting (Skipton, UK), a environmental and engineering consultancy. Link to details