Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: December 12

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


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

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

M&A Transactions


Employee-owned, full-service engineering consulting firm, CP&Y (Dallas, TX) acquired The Wallace Group (Waco, TX), an engineering, architectural, survey, and subsurface utility engineering firm. The Wallace Group is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of CP&Y and will operate as The Wallace Group, a CP&Y company. Link to details


Ayres Associates (Eau Claire, WI) and SAA Design Group (Madison, WI) have entered into a letter of intent for Ayres to acquire SAA. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed in early 2015. Link to details


CannonDesign (Grand Island, NY) joined forces with Astorino (Pittsburgh, PA), a full service architecture, engineering, and construction company. The merger creates a design-led design-build division to be led from the Pittsburgh office. Link to details


A leading provider of forensic engineering services to the insurance claims industry, PT&C Forensics (Atlanta, GA) acquired LWG Consulting (Northbrook, IL), a global forensic engineering firm. Link to details


Driver Group (Haslingden, UK) bought Initiate Consulting (London, UK), a provider of development, project, and construction management services. The deal allows Driver to provide development and project management services on aviation, highway and rail projects across the UK. Link to details


Two mechanical and electrical engineering firms, MCW Group of Companies (Vancouver, Canada) and Hemisphere Engineering (Edmonton, Canada) announced they are in late-stage negotiations to form a new engineering entity. The deal is expected to be finalized by mid-January 2015 and Hemisphere Engineering will be known as MCW Hemisphere. Link to details


Commercial real estate services and investment firm, CBRE Group (Los Angeles, CA) acquired IVI International (White Plains, NY), a provider of construction, property condition and environmental consulting, due diligence, and advisory services to the real estate industry. Link to details


National property consultancy, Carter Jonas (London, UK) acquired Planning Perspectives (London, UK), and its public sector consultancy business, Strategic Perspectives. Link to details


Monadelphous (Perth, Australia) entered into a purchase agreement with Water Infrastructure Group (WI Group) (Waverley, Australia), a subsidiary of Pentair plc. WI Group is a leading provider of water infrastructure solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Link to details

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