Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: February 7

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six deals in the United States and two international deals involving Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

02/07/2014


This week Morrissey Goodale reported six deals in the United States and two international deals involving Australia and the United Kingdom.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six deals in the United States and two international deals involving Australia and the United Kingdom. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions

1/13/2014

Atlantic Engineering (Kinnelon, NJ) has merged with industry leading, employee-owned Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) (Sparks, MD). Atlantic Engineering provides services related to underwater inspections, as well as the investigation, repair design and construction inspection of structures such as bridges, dams, piers, bulkheads, ferry terminals, platforms, and water tanks. Link to details  

1/30/2014

Engineering, architecture, and environmental services firm Halff Associates (Dallas, TX) acquired 20-person oil and gas engineering design firm TriTex Technologies (Dallas, TX). This acquisition will result in the formation of Halff TriTex, LLC and will provide natural gas processing design, safety and hazard analysis, pipeline design, and production facility design services. Link to details 

1/30/2014

Energy-focused design and construction firm Zachry Holdings (San Antonio, TX) acquired substantially all of the assets of full-service engineering, procurement and construction management firm, Commonwealth Engineering & Construction (Houston, TX). Commonwealth provides process evaluations and studies, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management services. Link to details 

2/3/2014

Architecture and engineering consultancy Mead & Hunt (Madison, WI) acquired H2O in Motion (Marquette, MI), a specialist in water and wastewater treatment focusing on the operation and management of treatment facilities for municipal, industrial and mining clients. Link to details

1/30/2014

Full-service engineering and architecture firm Farnsworth Group (Bloomington, IL) acquired 14-person architecture firm SEM Architects (SEM) (Denver, CO). SEM's services include architectural, master planning, entitlements, and interior design services for clients in mixed-use, retail, office and build-to-suit markets. Link to details 

1/31/2014

Professional and technical engineering and consulting firm NV5 (Hollywood, FL) acquired Air Quality Consulting (AQC) (Brandon, FL), a provider of occupational health, safety and environmental consulting services. Link to Details 

2/4/2014

Natural resources and infrastructure engineering services company Calibre Group (Perth, Western Australia) announced that its wholly owned civil and urban infrastructure services business, Brown Consulting (Stirling, Western Australia) acquired 120-person consulting, engineering and surveying firm Spiire NZ (Dunedin, New Zealand) from the Downer EDI Group. Link to details 

2/3/2014

Planning consultancy Hives Planning (Reading, United Kingdom) has merged with chartered surveying and property consulting firm Smiths Gore (Peterborough, United Kingdom). Link to details



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