M&A Activity Report for the week of 9/19/2022 – 9/25/2022

Sep 26, 2022

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Domestic Transactions:


National capital program and project advisory firm Anser Advisory (Santa Ana, CA) acquired RLH Engineering (Windsor, CO), an owner’s representative services, master planning, and facility management, and environmental consulting provider. Link to Details.



Ardurra Group (Tampa, FL), a consulting and engineering services firm and portfolio company of private equity firm RTC Partners (Miami, FL), acquired and merged with public works and civil engineering company Shephard-Wesnitzer (Sedona, AZ). Link to Details.



SEPI (Raleigh, NC), a full-service engineering, land planning, land development, environmental, infrastructure design, geomatics, construction inspection, asset management, and maintenance consulting firm, acquired geomatics firm Atlantic Coast Survey (Wilmington, NC). Link to Details.



Testing, inspection, and certification provider Bureau Veritas (Paris, France) acquired Galbraith Laboratories (Knoxville, TN), a testing solutions provider for several industries, including chemicals, healthcare, cosmetics, consumer, manufacturing, and environment. Link to Details.



Architecture and interiors firm Lucien Lagrange (Chicago, IL) joined Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) (Chicago, IL), a full-service design and architecture subsidiary of national full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction company Clayco (Chicago, IL). Link to Details.



Stream Realty Partners (Dallas, TX), a commercial real estate services organization, partnered with The Dragon Group (Atlanta, GA), an ESG and sustainability consultancy and construction management company. Link to Details.



Premier Building Envelope Consultants (Lewisville, TX) acquired The Chadwell Group (Fort Worth, TX). Both firms are building envelope consultancies, and the acquisition will expand the firms’ service offerings. Link to Details.


Global Transactions:


Sustainable solutions provider RSK Group (Helsby, UK) acquired Spencer Group (Hull, UK), which consists of two firms, Spencer Environmental Care Associates (Llandysul, UK), a land management and environmental services expert, and Quantum Geotechnic (Hendy, UK), a geotechnical contractor and consultancy. Link to Details.



“Smart engineering” firm Pini Group (Lugano, Switzerland) acquired geoengineering firm Geodata (Torino, Italy). Link to Details.



To enhance its climate and sustainability proficiency and transformation capacity, the leading global strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) (Boston, MA) acquired environmental sustainability consultancy Quantis (Lausanne, Switzerland). Link to Details.



Architecture firm Baird Sampson Neuert (BSN) (Toronto, Canada) merged with integrated design firm WalterFedy (Kitchener, Canada). Link to Details.



NGH (Spring Hill, Australia), a leading environmental, social, and planning consulting firm, acquired Wild Environmental (Townsville, Australia), a leading environmental consulting firm that provides environmental approvals, strategy, and implementation services. Link to Details.



Tract Consultants (Southbank, Australia), a planning and design firm, acquired DesignWELL Landscape Architects (Adelaide, Australia), a landscape architecture firm specializing in healing and therapeutic design for healthcare, aged care, and education clients. Link to Details.



Water maintenance and management firm Ecohesion (Christ Church, Barbados) merged with sustainable infrastructure development specialist Integrated Sustainability (Calgary, Canada). Link to Details.



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