Business of Engineering

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 18, 2021

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Australia, and Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale June 18, 2021
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This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Australia, and Ireland.

M&A Transactions


Industry-leading Westwood Professional Services (Minnetonka, MN) (ENR #122) announced that Endurance Partners (New York, NY) has made a strategic investment in the company. This investment will provide Westwood a deep network of relationships, Board expertise, and financial capital to support its strategic initiatives. Link to details


The A/E industry’s most prolific buyer, J.S. Held (Jericho, NY), acquired CORE Planning Strategies (Indianapolis, IN), a provider of project and program management, owner’s representation, facility assessment, capital planning, and process optimization services. Link to details


Parsons Corporation (Centreville, VA) (ENR #11) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BlackHorse Solutions (Herndon, VA). The acquisition expands Parsons’ capabilities in cyber, digital operations, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and full-spectrum operations. Link to details


BVH Integrated Services (Bloomfield, CT), a sustainable design, commissioning, MEP, civil, and structural engineering firm, joined industry-leading facilities planning and design firm Salas O’Brien (Santa Ana, CA) (ENR #118). Link to details


Fast-growing Universal Engineering Sciences (Orlando, FL) (ENR #85) acquired McGinley & Associates (Reno, NV), an environmental engineering and consulting firm with experience in mining, industrial, manufacturing operations, and renewable energy projects. Link to details


COLE Architects (Boise, ID) merged with DKA Architecture & Design (Bend, OR) expanding both firms’ service capabilities. Both firms will retain their existing personnel and will operate as COLE Architects under one ownership team. Link to details


David Evans and Associates (Portland, OR) (ENR #90), a recognized leader in the design and management of complex transportation, land development, water resources, and energy projects, acquired Somers-Jaramillo + Associates (Salt Lake City, UT) a public involvement services firm. Link to details


Architecture firm BSB Design (West Des Moines, IA) acquired Withee Malcolm Architects (Torrance, CA), a planning, architecture, and interior design firm serving clients in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. Link to details


Jensen Hughes (Baltimore, MD), a global leader in safety, security, and risk-based engineering and consulting, acquired FES Ghent (Gent, Belgium), a fire protection engineering firm that specializes in code compliance, risk assessment, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Link to details


TRC Companies (Windsor, CT) (ENR #19) acquired Quatric (Quebec, Canada), a provider of engineering services and technology solutions to electric and gas utilities. Link to details


RPM Global (Brisbane, Australia), a technology, planning, and training services provider for the mining industry, acquired Nitro Solutions (Brisbane, Australia), an Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) services firm serving the mining industry. Link to details


Environmental consulting and services firm RSK Group (Helsby, UK) acquired Minerex Environmental (Dublin, Ireland), a provider of hydrogeological and environmental services to clients in both the public and private sectors. Link to details

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