Business of Engineering

Weekly merger and acquisition update: January 15, 2021

This week Morrissey Goodale reported twelve deals in the U.S. and six international deals involving companies from the United States, Canada, China, Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Denmark.

By Morrissey Goodale January 15, 2021
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This week Morrissey Goodale reported twelve deals in the U.S. and six international deals involving companies from the United States, Canada, China, Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Denmark.

M&A TRANSACTIONS

1/1/2021

Environmental firm Burleson Consulting (Folsom, CA) joined industry leader Terracon (Olathe, KS) (ENR #22). The acquisition will enhance Terracon’s West Coast environmental compliance and engineering services. Link to details

1/1/2021

Innovative engineering and architectural services provider GBA (Lenexa, KS) (ENR #386) acquired Compli, LLC (Lenexa, KS), a provider of commissioning, validation, and regulatory support services to the life sciences industry. The acquisition broadens GBA’s service offerings to clients in pharma, biotechnology, veterinary, cosmetic, and medical device companies. Link to details

1/12/2021

ENR’s #33 ranked environmental firm, ICF (Fairfax, VA), bolstered its natural resources services group with the acquisition of ecological consulting firm Eco-Tech Consultants (Fisherville, KY). Link to details

1/4/2021

Civil engineering firm JQOL Quality of Life (Indianapolis, IN) acquired HRG Surveying & Engineering (Owensboro, KY), adding surveying to JQOL’s services and expanding the firm’s reach into Kentucky. Link to details

1/11/2021

Geospatial services provider Landpoint (Bossier City, LA) acquired RJ Surveying & Associates and Randall Jones & Associates Engineering (collectively, “RJES”) (Round Rock, TX). RJES provides surveying and engineering services to developers, homebuilders, and construction contractors in the Austin metro area. Link to details

1/12/2021

Site design specialist PEA Group (Troy, MI) merged with ZK Consulting Services (Houston, TX), an engineering firm specializing in civil engineering and construction management services. Link to details

1/5/2021

ELEMENT Engineering Group (Tampa, FL), a firm providing civil and transportation engineering and surveying services, acquired OMNI Communications (Tampa, FL), a provider of subsurface utility engineering, utility coordination, and public involvement support services. Link to details

1/14/2021

Full-service engineering and construction firm Loureiro Engineering Associates (Plainville, CT) acquired Pelletier Builders (Coventry, CT), a firm providing general contracting services throughout southeastern New England. Link to details

1/7/2021

All Traffic Data Services (Wheat Ridge, CO), a traffic data collection and analysis firm, acquired Traffic Research & Analysis (Phoenix, AZ), a provider of traffic data collection and analysis services for civil engineering firms, transportation authorities, universities, and commercial clients. Link to details

1/13/2021

ENR’s #87 ranked environmental firm, Trinity Consultants (Dallas, TX), acquired Sespe Consulting (Ventura, CA), an engineering, safety planning, and environmental consulting firm. Link to details

1/11/2021

Murraysmith (Portland, OR) (ENR #258) and its partner company Quincy Engineering (Rancho Cordova, CA) joined pioneering transportation and infrastructure engineering firm CONSOR Engineers (Houston, TX) (ENR #125). Link to details

1/13/2021

RealFood (Newton, MA), a strategy and design advisory firm serving the global hospitality industry, acquired design consulting firm Foodservice Design Associates (Orlando, FL). The partnership merges the hospitality design and operational advisory expertise of RealFood with the unique A/E design focus of Foodservice Design. Link to details

1/12/2021

Shermco Industries (Irving, TX), an electrical testing, maintenance, commissioning, and repair services firm, acquired Ready Engineering (Spruce Grove, Canada), a provider of electrical, controls, and industrial information systems. Link to details

1/12/2021

Industry leader NV5 (Hollywood, FL) (ENR #27) acquired Industrial Design Associates International (Hong Kong, China), a provider of building commissioning and MEP design services to clients throughout Asia and Europe. Link to details

1/12/2021

ENR’s #19 ranked global design firm, Sweco (Stockholm, Sweden), signed an agreement to acquire Optiplan Oy (Helsinki, Finland), an engineering and architecture firm that focuses on designing sustainable and energy-efficient housing and commercial real estate. Link to details

1/13/2021

Environmental consulting and services firm RSK Group (Helsby, UK) acquired three new businesses: scientific, technical, and strategic consulting company Amphos 21 (Barcelona, Spain), and two businesses from engineering specialist the Pharos Group (Warwickshire, UK): Pharos Generator Services (Cheshire, UK) and Field Engineering Services (Leicester, UK). Link to details

1/12/2021

ENR’s #66 ranked international design firm, Dorsch Holdings (Frankfurt, Germany), acquired AMBERO Consulting (Kronberg im Taunus, Germany), a consulting firm specializing in development cooperation. Link to details

1/6/2021

Full-service architecture firm H+ARKITEKTER A/S (Frederiksberg, Denmark) acquired tnt arkitekter A/S (København, Denmark), an architecture firm with experience in domestic architecture and the public sector. Link to details


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