Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: April 18

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the United States and two international deals involving companies from Canada and the United Kingdom.

04/18/2014


This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the United States and two international deals involving companies from Canada and the United Kingdom.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the United States and two international deals involving companies from Canada and the United Kingdom. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions

4/14/2014

Industry leading, employee-owned engineering consulting firm Terracon (Olathe, KS) acquired Neil O. Anderson and Associates (Lodi, CA), a geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing engineering firm specializing in energy, geotechnical instrumentation, geophysical methods, federal highways, and aquatic facility design services for private and public sector clients. Link to details

3/31/2014

Air quality and environmental laboratory services firm Montrose Environmental Group (Anaheim, CA) announced three deals on March 31, acquiring The Air Compliance Group (Roanoke, VA), Eastmount Environmental Services (Newburyport, MA), and South Florida Environmental Services (West Palm Beach, FL). Link to details

4/15/2014

Construction and infrastructure consulting firm Ogilvie Group (Stirling, UK) acquired surveying firm Longdin & Browning (Swansea, UK). Link to details

4/8/2014

Geotechnical, materials, and environmental engineering firm LVM (Laval, Canada) and integrated environmental services firm EnGlobe Corp. (Quebec City, Canada) have agreed to combine their businesses. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014 and was led by ONCAP Management Partners and supported by La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Link to details

3/20/14

Multidisciplinary design firm Littlejohn Engineering Associates (Nashville, TN) acquired the assets of the Huntsville, AL office of ICA Engineering (Brentwood, TN). The deal included ICA's backlog of projects. Link to details



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