M&A Activity Report (10/27/19 - 11/17/19)

Nov 18, 2019

  • STV (New York, NY), a national leader in design, planning, and construction management, signed a definitive agreement with The Pritzker Organization (Chicago, IL) to recapitalize the ownership of STV and position the company for future growth. Link to details
  • Willdan Group (Anaheim, CA) acquired Energy and Environmental Economics (E3) (San Francisco, CA), a data-driven energy analysis and strategy consulting firm. Link to details
  • Jacobs (Dallas, TX), acquired a 50% share in Simetrica (London, UK), a research consultancy specializing in social value measurement and wellbeing analysis. Link to details
  • Trinity Consultants (Dallas, TX), acquired WorkingBuildings (Atlanta, GA), a specialty consulting firm that provides Owner’s Advocate services. Trinity Consultants is backed by private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners (New York, NY). Link to details
  • International telecom engineering services firm Tower Engineering Professionals (TEP) (Raleigh, NC) acquired telecommunications engineering and inspection firm Pier Structural Engineering Corp. (Waterloo, Canada). TEP is backed by private equity firm Prairie Capital (Chicago, IL). Link to details
  • Worley (North Sydney, Australia) acquired 3sun Group (Norfolk, UK). The transaction will combine the companies’ complementary offshore capabilities to bring a complete engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance offering to the global offshore wind market. Link to details
  • Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Hydrock (Bristol, UK) acquired MRB Consulting Engineers (Leeds, UK). MRB delivers building services, design, and environmental engineering consultancy services. Hydrock is backed by private equity firm BGF (London, UK). Link to details
  • SVM Brookbanks (Hertfordshire, UK) acquired mechanical and electrical engineering firm Building Design Services (BDS) (Kettering, UK). BDS maintains seven operations across the UK. Link to details
  • Leading public infrastructure engineering firm Baxter & Woodman (Crystal Lake, IL) acquired GTC Engineering Corporation (Orlando, FL). This is the firm’s second acquisition in the state of Florida in the last three years. Link to details
  • Industry leader NV5 (Hollywood, FL) acquired the forensics engineering business of GHD (Tampa, FL). Link to details
  • Architecture, interior design, and planning firm McMillan Pazdan Smith (Greenville, SC) acquired Cort Architectural Group (Asheville, NC), adding significant design and project management experience in the education sector. Link to details
  • Global engineering and construction firm CDM Smith (Boston, MA) acquired Bioscope Environmental (Perth, Australia), a provider of environmental and social services to the mining, industrial and infrastructure sectors. Link to details
  • Environmental consulting and services firm RSK Group (Helsby, UK) acquired ATP (London, UK), a multidisciplinary practice of professional consultants providing architectural, building surveying, and project management services to the construction industry. Link to details

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