Business of Engineering

Weekly merger and acquisition update: November 19, 2021

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eleven U.S. deals and two international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale November 19, 2021
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This week Morrissey Goodale reported eleven U.S. deals and two international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom and Canada.

M&A Transactions

 

11/17/2021

In the firm’s second deal announcement of the week, Anser Advisory (Santa Ana, CA), acquired Government Services Group (Tallahassee, FL), a firm that focuses on water and wastewater management, financial management consulting, and special assessment and support. Link to details

11/16/2021

Kleinfelder (San Diego, CA) (ENR #46) continued its rapid growth through the acquisition of multi-disciplinary engineering firm Century Engineering (Hunt Valley, MD) (ENR #186). The deal marks the 25th ENR Top 500 design firm to be acquired or recapitalized this year. Link to details

11/16/2021

ENR’s #16 ranked construction management-for-fee firm, Cumming (Los Angeles, CA), partnered with investment management firm New Mountain Capital (New York, NY). Tailwind Capital Group (New York, NY), which acquired Cumming in 2016, will remain a partner and shareholder going forward. Link to details

11/16/2021

The A/E industry’s most prolific buyer, J.S. Held (Jericho, NY), acquired ColoneyBell Engineering (Tallahassee, FL), a forensic engineering firm with specialized experience in accident reconstruction, roadway defects, maintenance of traffic, and construction defects. Link to details

11/18/2021

In the firm’s second deal announcement of the week, J.S. Held (Jericho, NY) acquired substantially all of the assets of IPFC (Houston, TX), a consulting firm that provides forensic accounting, economic, valuation, and expert consulting services. Link to details

11/16/2021

Employee-owned engineering and environmental services firm Shannon & Wilson (Seattle, WA) (ENR #234) announced its plans to acquire geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm American Geotechnics (Boise, ID). Link to details

11/17/2021

Design and consulting firm WSB (Minneapolis, MN) (ENR #185) acquired Peaks to Plains Design (Billings, MT), a landscape architecture, civil engineering, and planning services firm. Link to details

11/11/2021

Land surveying firm DPK Consulting (Edison, NJ) acquired Geomatix (Pennington, NJ), a firm focused on drone services, remote sensing, and analytics for the environmental, civil engineering, commercial construction, and ecological markets. Link to details

11/16/2021

Gaskins Surveying & Engineering (Marietta, GA) and LeCraw Engineering (Duluth, GA) are merging into Gaskins + LeCraw. The merger will create a full-service company offering survey, planning, and engineering capabilities. Link to details

11/17/2021

Qualus Power Services (Cincinnati, OH), an electric power engineering and field services firm, acquired Phoenix Engineering Services (Tucker, GA), an engineering and testing service firm. Link to details

11/18/2021

Architectural and planning firm Spiezle Architectural Group (Hamilton, NJ) acquired Donadio and Associates Architects (Vero Beach, FL), an architectural design firm that offers site planning and construction and project administration services. Link to details

11/15/2021

Architecture and planning firm Ryder Architecture (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) acquired Ward Robinson Design (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), an interior design firm that serves the workplace, hospitality, residential, healthcare, education, and civic sectors. Link to details

11/18/2021

CIMA+ (Laval, Canada), an infrastructure, transportation, energy, and project management firm, acquired structural engineering firm Bogdonov Pao Associates (Vancouver, Canada). Link to details


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