M&A Activity Report (6/14/2021 – 6/20/2021)

Jun 21, 2021

Domestic Transactions:
  • Westwood Professional Services, (Minnetonka, MN) a national award-winning AEC firm has announced that Endurance Partners, (New York, NY) a leading investment group that partners with management teams for the long term, has made a strategic investment in Westwood. Westwood is a leading multi-disciplined AEC industry professional services provider for the national wind energy, solar energy, electric transmission, private development and public infrastructure projects. Link to Details
  • J.S. Held, (Jericho, NY) a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm has announced that it has acquired CORE Planning Strategies (Indianapolis, IN). CORE provides project and program management, owner's representation, facility assessment, capital planning and process optimization consulting services for clients in the public and private sectors. Link to Details
  • Parsons Corporation, (Centreville, VA) a leading disruptive technology provider in the global defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BlackHorse Solutions, Inc. (Herndon, VA). BlackHorse will expand Parsons' customer base and brings differentiated best-in-class capabilities in cyber, digital operations, artificial intelligence/machine learning and full-spectrum operations. Link to Details
  • BHV Integrated Solutions, (Bloomfield, CT) a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm operating in sustainable design, commissioning and technology to MEP, civil and structural engineering services has joined Salas O'Brien (Santa Ana, CA). Salas O'Brien is a facility planning, design, construction management and commissioning firm with offices across the United States. Link to Details
  • Universal Engineering Sciences, (Orlando, FL) a national leading infrastructure company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting has acquired McGinley & Associates (Reno, NV). McGinley & Associates is a 40 person team consisting of environmental engineers, geologists, scientists and environmental field technicians in Reno and Las Vegas. Link to Details
  • COLE Architects (Boise, ID) has finalized a merger with DKA Architecture & Design (Bend, OR). The merger will expand both firm's service capabilities, allowing them to better meet the needs of their clients. Both firms will retain their existing personnel and will operate as COLE Architects under one ownership team. Link to Details
  • Dave Evans and Associates, Inc. (Portland, OR) a civil engineering firm that provides unique and innovative design services for transportation, water, environmental, land, energy and marine infrastructure systems has acquired Somers-Jaramillo + Associates, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT). Link to Details
  • BSB Design (Des Moines, IA) has acquired Withee Malcolm, (Torrance, CA) a 44-year old planning, architecture and interiors firm. This acquisition marks a pivotal step in BSB Design's long-term strategic plan, arming the firm with additional expertise and talent and resources in South California. Link to Details
Global Transactions
  • Jensen Hughes, (Baltimore, MD) a global leader in safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting announced that it has acquired FES Ghent (Gent, Belgium). Fes Ghent specializes in code compliance, risk assessment, computational fluid dynamics, evacuation analysis and performance-based design in complex commercial, infrastructure, transportation and tunnel projects. Link to Details
  • TRC Companies, (Windsor, CT) a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions for local needs has announced the expansion of its digital capabilities with the acquisition of Quatric (Quebec, Canada). Link to Details
  • RPMGlobal, (Brisbane, Australia) has acquired Nitro Solutions (Brisbane, Australia). Nitro Solutions provides the mining industry with a quality focused ESG service in the areas of environmental approvals, impact assessment, regulatory advice, environmental audits, compliance reporting (due diligence) and environmental economics and policy and legislation advice. Link to Details
  • RSK Group, (Helsby, UK) an environmental consulting and services firm has acquired Minerex Environmental (Dublin, Ireland). Minerex Environmental provides environmental services in the hydrogeological and environmental fields to clients in both the public and private sectors Link to Details

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