Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: April 5

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and two international deals.

04/05/2013


This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and two international deals.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and two international deals. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions

4/3/2013

Engineering and architecture firm Ross & Baruzzini (St. Louis, MO) acquired Macro Corp. (Chalfront, PA), a consulting, engineering and project management firm serving transportation, public safety and public utility clients and a former wholly-owned subsidiary of DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability (Arnhem, the Netherlands. Link to details  

4/4/2013

Environmental engineering firm INTERA (Austin, TX) acquired 10-person Ocean Engineering Associates (OEA) (Gainesville, FL), an engineering consulting firm specializing in coastal engineering, sediment transport and hydrodynamic modeling. Link to details 

4/2/2013

Engineering and project management consultancy Barry-Wehmiller Design Group (St. Louis, MO) announced that the staff of industrial facilities design and program management company Iron Lighthouse Corp. (Fort Myers, FL) have joined the firm. Link to details

4/2/2013

Leading engineering and architecture firm HDR (Omaha, NE) acquired 200-person Salva Resources (Brisbane, Australia), a global provider of technical and commercial services for mining exploration and investment. The acquisition includes both Salva Resources' exploration and mining consultancy and Salva Reports' commodity analysis group. Link to details 

4/3/2013

Global architecture and design firm RMJM Architecture (Edinburgh, Scotland) sold to investment company Duthus Investments (Edinburgh, Scotland). It is further reported that Duthus Investments will shortly change its name to RMJM Group Investments Limited. Link to details



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