M&A Activity Report for the week of 02/12/2024 – 02/18/2024

Feb 16, 2024

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Domestic Transactions:

Architecture, engineering, planning, site design, and sustainability services firm, Little (Charlotte, NC) (ENR #275), acquired architecture, programming, space planning, interior design, and construction administration services firm, Red Iron Architects (North Charleston, SC). Link to details.


McKinley Architecture and Engineering (Wheeling, WV), an architecture, engineering, design, and construction administration services firm, merged with sports and recreation facilities focused architecture firm, J.T. Sauer & Associates (Canonsburg, PA). Link to details.


Engineering solutions and automation design firm, Zepnick Solutions (Green Bay, WI), serving the food, paper, and consumer goods industries, joined facilities planning and design firm Salas O’Brien (Irvine, CA) (ENR #54). Link to details.


Sustainable transportation firm, Alta Planning + Design (Portland, OR), and part of the Trilon Group (Denver, CO), acquired transportation planning and behavior change firm, UrbanTrans North America (Atlanta, GA). Link to details.


SAM Companies (Austin, TX) (ENR #88) a geospatial and inspection solutions firm, acquired 3D laser scanning to Building Information Modeling (BIM) services firm PrecisionPoint (Fishers, IN). Link to details.


J-U-B Engineers (Meridian, ID) (ENR #237) a leading employee-owned civil engineering and planning firm, acquired electrical and control systems engineering firm, AEI Engineering (Coeur d’Alene, ID), serving industrial, municipal, commercial, and government clients.  Link to Details.


International Transactions:

Phenna Group (Nottingham, UK), a family of businesses providing testing, inspection, certification, and compliance (TICC) services, acquired building surveying services firm, MBC Group (Sydney, Australia), who serves the retail, industrial, government, education, healthcare, and aged care sectors. Link to details.


SLR (Aylesbury, UK), a global environmental and advisory consultancy, enhanced its ecology and biodiversity capabilities with the acquisition of freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments experts, frc environmental (Cleveland, Australia), an aquatic ecology firm. Link to details.


In its second deal of the week, SLR (Aylesbury, UK) acquired geoscience, environmental science, planning, and development services firm, Groundwork Plus (Milton, Australia), who works in the mining, power, construction materials, and waste management sectors. Link to details.


Environmental sustainability investor, Ambienta (Milan, Italy), acquired a majority stake in environmental engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical, and environmental construction services firm Officine Maccaferri (Bologna, Italy). Link to details.

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