M&A Activity Report (7/26/2021 – 8/01/2021)

Aug 02, 2021

Domestic Transactions:

  • Universal Engineering Sciences, (Orlando, FL) a national leading engineering and consulting company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance and environmental consulting has announced that BDT Capital Partners, LLC (Chicago, IL) has entered into an agreement to make a significant strategic investment in the company. Link to Details
  • Abonmarche Consultants, (Benton Harbor, MI) a full service engineering, architecture, surveying and planning firm has acquired Milanowski & Englert (Grand Haven, MI). This acquisition will be the tenth office that Abonmarche will have across Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana providing a full range of architectural, land surveying and engineering services to clients in several states. Link to Details
  • Global design group Mott MacDonald, (Croydon, UK) has acquired The Kercher Group (Newark, DE). The Kercher Group specializes in transportation asset management and engineering. With a focus on highways, Kercher brings extensive expertise in pavement, bridge and maintenance management that supports state and local agency clients throughout the United States. Link to Details
  • For the firm's second acquisition announcement of the week, Mott MacDonald (Croydon, UK) has acquired Pacific Groundwater Group (Seattle, WA). Pacific Groundwater Group specializes in hydrology, groundwater/surface water interactions, modeling, soil, sediment and water chemistry, and regulatory strategy. Link to Details
  • PHASE Associates, LLC, (Livingston, NJ) a leading provider of environmental health and safety consulting, training and professional outsourcing services has acquired assets of Atlantic Environmental, Inc. (Dover, NJ). Atlantic Environmental is an EHS consulting firm with expertise in EHS solutions. Link to Details
  • Quality Built, LLC, (Fort Lauderdale, FL) a leading third-party testing and inspection service provider focused on quality assurance and sustainability related inspections has announced the acquisitions of DuctTesters, Inc (Ripon, CA) and SMC Systems Holdings, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL). With the acquisitions, Quality Built became the market leader in testing and inspection services to the residential and commercial construction industries. Link to Details
  • Property management firm RL Property Management Group (Columbus, OH) announced it has acquired Criterium-Liszkay Engineers, (Gahanna, OH) the oldest engineering firm in the Central Ohio area, specializing in home and building inspections. The recent purchase of the reputable, longstanding engineering firm marks the expansion and multifaceted support for property owners. Link to Details

Global Transactions:

  • One of the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firms, CBRE Group, Inc. (Dallas, TX) has announced a definitive agreement whereby CBRE will acquire a 60% ownership interest in and enter into a strategic partnership with Turner & Townsend (Leeds, UK). Turner & Townsend provides program management, cost consultancy, project management and advisory consulting services for clients in 46 countries. Link to Details
  • Tetra Tech, (Pasadena, CA) a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, announced that it has acquired Hoare Lea (London, UK), a leader in sustainable engineering design. Hoare Lea is an industry leading consulting firm in the United Kingdom, with more than 900 employees. Link to Details
  • AHT Group (Essen, Germany) has announced the transfer of ownership from RSBG Infrastructure & Technologies (Essen, Germany) to Dorsh Holding (Frankfurt, Germany). As a member of Dorsh Holding, AHT Group benefits from the complementary expertise of the associated companies. Link to Details
  • Oakville Enterprises Corporation, (Oakville, Canada) an infrastructure, energy, renewable generation and electricity and gas distribution firm has announced the acquisition of DPM Energy, Inc. (Vaughan, Canada). DPM Energy is a power distribution engineering provider. Link to Details
  • Gately, (Bolton, UK) the legal and professional services group has announced the acquisition by Gately Vinden Limited of the business and assets of Tozer Gallagher LLP, (Manchester, UK) a leading practice of chartered quantity surveyors and construction consultants. Link to Details
  • Leading environmental consultancy APEM Ltd., (Manchester, UK) has announced the acquisition of Woodrow, (Ballisodare, Ireland) an environmental and sustainability consulting firm. Woodrow delivers services across ecology, energy, sustainable construction, environmental education, training, policy and legislation advice. Link to Details

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