M&A Activity Report for the week of 01/15/2024 – 01/21/2024

Jan 23, 2024

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Domestic Transactions:


Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) (Hunt Valley, MD) (ENR #59), an industry leader and employee-owned firm acquired structural engineering firm Structural Engineering Associates (SEA) (San Antonio, TX), serving private clients and governmental agencies including TxDOT, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County. Link to Details.


GEI Consultants (Woburn, MA) (ENR #91), multi-disciplined engineering and environmental firm expanded its water resources practice through the merger with Resource Management Associates (Davis, CA), a firm that specializes in numerical modeling and engineering software solutions. Link to Details.


Galloway & Company (Greenwood Village, CO) (ENR #341) an architecture and engineering firm acquired design firm Studio for Housing Design (Atlanta, GA), specializing in multifamily, fitness and medical facilities, retail, office, institutional, and Department of Defense projects. Link to Details.


Verdantas (Dublin, OH) (ENR #149), a private equity-backed specialist in environmental consulting, sustainable engineering, modeling, and digital technology, acquired Flatwoods Consulting Group (Tampa, FL). Broadening Verdantas’ portfolio of services, particularly in natural resources, environmental permitting, and compliance across the Southeast region. Link to Details.


Pennoni (Philadelphia, PA) (ENR #102) a multi-disciplined engineering firm purchased the assets of Mills & Associates (Tampa, FL), a civil engineering, surveying, and project management services firm. Link to Details.


ECS (Honolulu, HI) an electrical engineering firm executed a Letter of Intent to join multi-disciplined engineering firm Coffman Engineers (Seattle, WA) (ENR #161). Both firms have experience serving the federal, education, transportation, civic, and local government markets. Link to Details.


100% employee-owned firm, Border States (Fargo, ND), that supplies products and serves construction, industrial, and utility customers, will acquire MEP firm Winston Engineering (West Hollywood, CA), serving the residential, commercial, educational, and governmental markets. Link to Details.


Fuss & O’Neill (Manchester, CT) (ENR #342) a civil and environmental engineering firm entered a strategic partnership with Trilon Group (Denver, CO), a family of infrastructure consulting businesses. Link to Details.


Private equity firm Wind Point Partners (Chicago, IL) entered a partnership with MOREgroup (Fort Worth, TX) (ENR #106), a family of leading architecture and engineering brands focused on education, healthcare, and government end markets. Link to Details.


Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (Marshalltown, IA) a civil engineering and land surveying firm acquired civil engineering and land surveying firm Engineering Resource Group (Des Moines, IA). Link to Details.


International Transactions:


Celnor Group (Reading, UK), a group of companies that offer services in the testing, inspection, certification, and compliance (TICC) arena, acquired a majority stake in workplace health, safety, and environmental compliance services firm, Assurity Consulting (Horsham, UK). Link to Details.


Engineering firm BPA (Montreal, Canada), focused on institutional, commercial, multi-residential, and industrial buildings, joined forces with building engineering firm M&R Engineering (Halifax, Canada). Link to Details.

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