M&A Activity Report for the week of (4/11/2022 - 4/17/2022)

Apr 19, 2022

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Domestic Transactions:
Harren Equity Partners (Charlottesville, VA), a private equity firm dedicated to the lower middle market has announced the recapitalization of Core States Group (Ambler, PA). This transaction represents the first platform investment executed by Harren out of its fourth institutional private equity fund, Harren Investors IV. Link to Details.
Sentinel Capital Partners (New York, NY), a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, announced its acquisition of SPL (Houston, TX), a leader in testing, inspection, and certification services for energy and environmental markets. Link to Details.
Nationally recognized architecture, engineering, and planning firm, HED (Southfield, MI) has announced their merger with award-winning VAI Architects Incorporated (Addison, TX). This merger combines VAI's staff with HED's Dallas office, significantly expanding the local team and creating new opportunities across multiple market sectors. Link to Details.
LS3P (Charleston, SC) has announced a merger with two North Carolina firms: TFF Architects & Planners (Greensboro, NC) and PFA Architects (Asheville, NC). TFF specializes in architecture for healthcare, education, senior living, and community projects. PFA Architects specializes in education, healthcare, government civic, and cultural projects. Link to Details.
TLC Engineering Solutions (Orlando, FL) has announced that Moye I.T. Consulting (irving, TX) has joined the TLC team, expanding the breadth of its IT and Technology capabilities, as well as its national portfolio. Link to Details.
Architecture and engineering consulting firm, Shive-Hattery (Cedar Rapids, IA) has announced the acquisition of WSM Architects (Tucson, AZ), an architecture firm specializing in office, public safety, government, sustainability, education, senior living, and healthcare. Link to Details.
Fast growth AEC firm that delivers integrated forensic, engineering, construction, environmental and digital solutions, The Vertex Companies (Weymouth, MA), has announced the acquisition of Neptune Fire Protection Engineering (Jacksonville Beach, FL), a premier fire protection engineering and life safety services consultancy. Link to Details.
J.S. Held (Jericho, NY), a specialized global consulting firm has announced that it has acquired Ocean Tomo (Chicago, IL), an expert advisory firm specializing in Intellectual Property and other intangible assets. Link to Details.
Full service structural engineering firm, KSi Structural Engineers (Atlanta, GA) has announced that they have joined Wallace Design Collective (Tulsa, OK), a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering firm. Link to Details.
August Mack Environmental (Indianapolis, IN), an environmental, health and safety compliance firm has announced the acquisition of the assets of Comstock Environmental (Conshohocken, PA), an EH&S consulting firm. Link to Details.
After 15 years of collaborating on building and renovation projects, the architectural designer, Rachel Conly Design (Peaks ISland, ME) and builder, Thompson Johnson Woodworks (Portland, ME) have merged to launch a majority woman-owned design-build company, Juniper Design+Build (Portland, ME). Link to Details.
Education design firm Huckabee (Fort Worth, TX), is welcoming a new investment partner, Godspeed Capital (Washington, DC), to bring strategic relationships, substantial investment capital and impressive experience in building premier professional services companies. In this partnership, Huckabee has acquired Rachlin Partners (Culver City, CA), a fully-integrated architecture, planning, interior design, program management and construction management firm. Link to Details.
Global Transactions:
Major international group in the consulting, engineering, and operation services, Egis (Guyancourt, France) has announced the acquisition of the Waagner Biro Bridge Services (Vienna, Austria) group of companies. This group of companies provides engineering services that includes the design, engineering and construction of steel bridges and structures, marine and coastal engineering projects and the maintenance & operation of wastewater treatment fac uiliting and pumping stations. Link to Details.
Royal HaskoningDHV (Amersfoot, The Netherlands) has acquired Netherlands' leading specialists in supply chain solutions, Districon (Maarssen, The Netherlands). This strategic acquisition creates a supply chain & logistics powerhouse that advises clients in production chain and investment strategy and design, delivery and control of factory and warehouse. Link to Details.
Beca Group (Auckland, New Zealand), one of the leading employee owned engineering and professional services firms in the Asia Pacific, has agreed to join forces with Hunter H2O (Mayfield West, Australia) to create one of Australia's leading water industry consultancies. Link to Details.
Global engineering consultancy, Buro Happold (Bath, UK) has announced its acquisition of Apell Nepp (London, UK), specialists in laboratory planning and design in the science and higher education sectors. Link to Details.
KPMG (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) has expanded its advisory capabilities with the acquisition of KMCS (Dublin, Ireland) marking an expansion into construction project management, cost consultancy, mechanical & electrical cost management and consultancy services. Link to Details.
Jensen Hughes (Baltimore, MD), the global leader in engineering, consulting and technology has announced the acquisition of Morris Goding Access Consulting (Sydney, Australia), the preeminent pure-play accessibility code consulting firm. Link to Details.


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