Zweig Group M&A: Lone Star Locals

Aug 03, 2018

LandDev Consulting acquires CivilE to form rising Austin metro firm

Zweig Group continues to increase its footprint in the AEC market for mergers and acquisitions in the booming state of Texas. A full-service consulting firm based in Fayetteville, AR., Zweig Group represented the selling firm in the deal between LandDev Consulting, LLC, which recently acquired CivilE, LLC, to form a two-office, 50-person firm with nine licensed engineers in the Austin metro area. LandDev-CivilE represents the second closed Texas transaction for Zweig Group in less than a year. In November, Zweig Group represented the buying firm in Austin-based BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting’s acquisition of MSP Engineering Group, PLLC, of Sugar Land. In addition to work in states across the country, Zweig Group is currently advising several active M&A clients within the Texas market. In regard to the merger of LandDev and CivilE, Zweig Group’s lead M&A consultant on the project describes a match made in Lone Star heaven. “Great fit! Both firms are responsive, client-oriented and focused on providing high-quality design solutions. We are excited to be part of the success story of both CivilE and LandDev.” LandDev is a provider of public and private sector civil engineering with a focus on land development and communications. The CivilE acquisition will position LandDev amongst the largest civil design groups owned and operated in Austin and the surrounding area. “CivilE has an exceptional reputation for quality engineering design and adds a tremendous level of expertise to complement our team’s abilities,” said Judd Willmann, P.E., managing partner of LandDev. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our team. There is huge demand for the engineering services that we offer, but it has been a challenge for us to find talented individuals with local experience to grow our team. The partnership with CivilE is the perfect solution.” Larry Hanrahan, P.E., co-founder of CivilE, is equally as excited. “We’ve known Judd and the other outstanding individuals at LandDev for a long time, and we can’t wait to have access to more resources to meet our clients’ needs,” Hanrahan said. About Zweig Group Zweig Group has on-staff experts in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, marketing, business development, market research, financial management, project management, recruiting and executive search. Zweig Group also provides a comprehensive suite of products including newsletters, industry reports, executive training, business conferences and more covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and works throughout the U.S and worldwide. For more information, visit or call (800) 466-6275.

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.