M&A Activity Report (10/04/21 – 10/10/2021)

Oct 12, 2021

Domestic Transactions:
  • STV Group, Inc. (Douglassville, PA), has acquired an employee-owned engineering, architectural, and field services consulting firm, CP&Y, Inc. (Dallas, TX). Link to Details
  • RESPEC (Rapid City, SD), a mining, energy, water, environment, and technology consulting company has announced the acquisition of the multi-disciplinary civil engineering firm JDS-Hydro Consultants Inc. (Colorado Springs, CO). Link to Details
  • Nationally recognized engineering firm Olsson (Lincoln, NE) that provides design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology has acquired Wittstruck & Associates (Omaha, NE). Link to Details
  • Halff Associates, Inc. (Richardson, TX), one of the nation's leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, announced it is acquiring Morrison-Shipley Engineers (Fort Smith, AR). Morrison-Shipley is a multi-discipline civil engineering firm providing civil engineering, land surveying, BIM, aerial mapping, and 3D laser scanning services. Zweig Group (Fayetteville, AR) advised Morrison-Shipley in their sell-side process. Link to Details
  • Braun Intertec (Minneapolis, MN), a premier geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm, has announced that it has acquired Edwards-Pitman Environmental (Atlanta, GA). Edwards-Pitman brings a team of experienced environmental consultants known for their expertise in compliance and permitting on transportation, governmental and infrastructure projects. Zweig Group (Fayetteville, AR) advised Edwards-Pitman in their sell-side process. Link to Details
  • Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Reston, VA) announced the acquisition of the assets of Triangle Site Design (Raleigh, NC), a seasoned civil consulting and engineering firm that specializes in land planning and land development design. Link to Details
  • Apex Companies, LLC (Rockville, MD) a national leader in engineering, water resources, and environmental services announced the acquisition of CME Engineers LP and CME Operations LP (Greensburg, PA), regional providers in civil, mining, water, and environmental engineering. Link to Details
  • Coffman Engineers (Seattle, WA) has reached a definitive agreement with N.A. Cohen Group, Inc. (Encino, CA), an electrical engineering firm, to join Coffman. The merger is planning to close in December 2021. Link to Details
  • DIF Capital Partners (Schiphol, Netherlands), a leading global independent infrastructure investment fund manager, announced an agreement to acquire Bernhard, LLC (Metairie, LA), the largest privately-owned Energy-as-a-Service ("EaaS") solutions company in the United States, from an affiliate of Bernhard Capital Partners (Baton Rouge, LA). Link to Details
  • Michels Trenchless, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Michels Corporation (Brownsville, WI), has acquired J.D. Hair & Associates (Tulsa, OK), a top trenchless engineering firm, to provide customers with a comprehensive suite of proven solutions to guide a project from design to conclusion. Link to Details
  • Engineering and environmental professional services firm, WestLand Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has announced the merger of environmental services firm, EM Strategies, Inc. (Reno, NV). Link to Details
  • Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) (Singapore) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the ownership interests in TransCore (Nashville, TN) from an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc. Link to Details
  • WSP (Montreal, Canada)has announced the acquisition of Englekirk Structural Engineers (Los Angeles, CA), a 90-employee consulting firm serving both the private and public sectors. This transaction adds significant capabilities in structural engineering for the buildings sector, with expertise in designing structures in high seismic regions. Link to Details
  • Galloway & Company, Inc. (Greenwood Village, CO), a national architecture and engineering firm announced today its acquisition of JRCA Architects (Salt Lake City, UT), creating a dynamic alignment of knowledge and culture. Zweig Group (Fayetteville, AR) advised Galloway & Company in their buy-side process. Link to Details
  • MFS Engineers & Surveyors (South Plainfield, NJ), a multi-disciplined, MBE/DBE/SBE - certified civil engineering firm, announced that it has acquired GEOD Corporation (Newfoundland, NJ). GEOD is a provider of aerial photogrammetry / LIDAR mapping, land survey, subsurface utility markout and 3D laser-scanning services. Link to Details
  • Project management and design firm, Unispace (Sydney, Australia), in their endeavor to enhance their ambitious growth plans, has acquired Downstream (Portland, OR), a global expert in experiential design. The firm has delivered industry-leading spaces integrating interactive digital and physical experiences in global tech hubs. Link to Details
Global Transactions:
  • Globally-ranked design firm, AFRY (Stockholm, Sweden) is acquiring the software company Zert AB (Lycksele, Sweden). Zert AB develops web-based software products and software-enhanced services in the fields of occupational health and safety, risk management, and technical documentation. Link to Details
  • SYSTRA (Paris, France), a global engineering and consultancy leader in public transport and mobility solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Italian engineering company SWS Engineers (Trento, Italy). Link to Details
  • Cumming (Los Angeles, CA), an international project management and cost consultancy, has announced its merger with Scollard Doyle (Dublin, Ireland), an independent cost and project management consultancy. Link to Details
  • CBRE Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bovis Spain (Madrid, Spain), a leading regional project management and consultancy firm serving clients across multiple sectors. Link to Details
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