M&A Activity Report (11/15/21 – 11/21/2021)

Nov 22, 2021

Domestic Transactions:
  • Larson Design Group (Williamsport, PA), a national architecture, engineering, and professional consulting firm, has announced the acquisition of LWPB, Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK). LWBP is highly rewarded for its work in federal and education markets, which includes architecture and interior design for the military. Link to Details
  • Anser Advisory (Santa Ana, CA), the 17th largest program management firm according to ENR and second fastest-growing AE firm according to Zweig Group, has announced the expansion of their national water and wastewater consulting capabilities through the additions of Government Services Group, Inc. (Tallahassee, FL) and Wallace & Associates Consulting, LLC (Murrieta, CA). Link to Details
  • The Kleinfelder Group, Inc., (San Diego, CA) a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm has announced the acquisition of Century Engineering, Inc. (Hunt Valley, MD) and all affiliates. Link to Details
  • Cumming Group (Los Angeles, CA), an international construction consultancy, announced that it has partnered with New Mountain Capital (New York, NY), a leading growth-oriented investment firm with over $35 billion in assets under management. Link to Details
  • J.S. Held (Jericho, NY), a global, multidisciplinary consulting firm, announced that it has acquired ColoneyBell Engineering (Tallahassee, FL), a forensic engineering firm specialized in accident reconstruction, roadway defects, maintenance of traffic, construction defects, and structural engineering. Link to Details
  • For their second acquisition of the week, J.S. Held (Jericho, NY), a global, multidisciplinary consulting firm, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of IPFC Corp. (Houston, TX), a consulting firm providing forensic accounting, economic, valuation, and expert consulting services to law firms and other institutions. Link to Details
  • Shannon & Wilson (Seattle, WA) has announced that it plans to acquire the professional geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm, American Geotechnics (Boise, ID). On January 1, 2022, American geotechnics will join the Shannon & Wilson family. Link to Details
  • Design and consulting firm WSB (Minneapolis, MN) announced that they have finalized the acquisition of Peaks to Plains Design (Billings, MT), an award-winning landscape architecture, civil engineering, and planning firm. The acquisition represents progress towards WSB's strategic growth goals, and will help strengthen the firm's presence in the western United States. Link to Details
  • Professional land surveying, 3D scanning, and drone services firm, DPK Consulting (Edinson, NJ) has announced the acquisition of Geomatrix, LLC (Pennington, NJ). Geomatrix is a progressive company focused on drone services, remote sensing, and analytics for the environmental, civil engineering, commercial construction, utility, ecological, and risk management markets. Link to Details
  • Gaskins Surveying Company (Marietta, GA) and LeCraw Engineering (Duluth, GA) are merging into Gaskins + LeCraw. This integration will build upon the successes of the firms to create an enhanced, full-service company for their clients. Link to Details
  • Qualus Power Services, LLC (Cincinnati, OH) a leading provider of engineering and technical field services to utilities and electric power grid infrastructure, announced that it has acquired Phoenix Engineering Services, Inc. (Tucker, GA). Phoenix is an engineering and testing firm serving utility, municipal, commercial, renewable, and generation clients. Link to Details
  • Full-service architectural and planning firm, Spiezle Architectural Group (Hamilton, NJ) has acquired Donadio and Associates (Vero Beach, FL). Their complementary expertise with similar project types makes them a perfect strategic partner as they continue their smart growth approach to their business. Link to Details
Global Transactions:
  • Architecture and planning firm, Ryder Architecture (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) has announced the acquisition of Ward Robinson Design (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), an interior design firm that serves multiple markets. Link to Details
  • CIMA+ (Laval, Canada), one of Canada's largest privately-owned consulting engineering firms, has announced the acquisition of Bogdonov Pao Associates (Vancouver, Canada), a structural engineering firm with a 35-year track record of successfully delivering projects throughout North America. Link to Details
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