M&A Activity Report for the week of 1/23/2023 – 1/29/2023

Jan 30, 2023

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Domestic Transactions:


Architecture- and engineering-focused professional services provider The HFW Companies (St. Louis, MO) invested in planning, architecture, and interior design firm INVISION (Des Moines, IA). Link to Details.



Entering the U.S. infrastructure market, RINA (Genoa, Italy), an inspection, certification, and engineering consultancy, acquired Patrick Engineering (Lisle, IL), an engineering consulting firm for the infrastructure, transportation, and renewable energy markets. Link to Details.



Engineering firm Olsson (Lincoln, NE) acquired structural engineering specialist Nielsen-Baumert Engineering (Omaha, NE). Link to Details.



Moffatt & Nichol (Long Beach, CA), an infrastructure advisory firm that provides engineering and consulting services, acquired Waggonner & Ball (New Orleans, LA), an urban planning, design, and architecture firm. Link to Details.



Fishbeck (Grand Rapids, MI), an architecture and engineering company, acquired Envirologic Technologies (Kalamazoo, MI), a brownfield redevelopment, environmental investigation and due diligence, and ecological services specialist. Link to Details.



Advisory services and implementation services provider Legence (San Jose, CA) acquired three firms: MEP engineering firm Shadpour Consulting Engineers (San Diego, CA), design-build mechanical contracting firm Trinity Process Solutions (Anaheim, CA), and full-service MEP engineering solutions provider KLOK Group (Golden, CO). Link to Details.



Wilson Engineers (Tempe, AZ), a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm, announced a strategic partnership with Trilon Group (Denver, CO), a family of infrastructure consulting firms. Link to Details.



Lower middle-market private equity firm focused on defense & government services, solutions, and technology Godspeed Capital Management (Washington, D.C.) acquired family-owned engineering and architectural company Morris & Associates, Engineers (Cypress, TX). Morris & Associates will join Godspeed’s multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, and consulting platform Stratus (Coraopolis, PA). Link to Details.



Growing its presence in Southwest Florida, CHW Professional Consultants (Alachua, FL), a full-service civil consultancy providing planning, ecological surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction services, acquired Dagostino Geospatial (Bonita Springs, FL), a land surveying, mapping, and geospatial services firm. Link to Details.



Civil engineering and environmental planning firm HMB Professional Engineers (Frankfort, KY) acquired civil engineering firm Municipal Engineering Company (Frankfort, KY). Link to Details.


Global Transactions:


Ricardo plc (Shoreham-by-Sea, UK), a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consultancy, announced a 93% shareholding acquisition of E3-Modelling (Athens, Greece), a consultancy that develops and maintains large-scale models of the energy, environmental, and transportation sectors. Link to Details.



Integrated engineering design, energy, and sustainability consulting firm Hydrock (Bristol, UK) acquired environmental consulting firm focused on new software and sensor technology SPLtrack (Kirkby Mallory, UK). Link to Details.



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