Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: February 8

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and one in Canada.

02/08/2013


This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and one in Canada.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the United States and one in Canada. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions

2/4/2013

Civil engineering, surveying, planning and consulting firm Lamp, Rynearson & Associates (Omaha, NE) acquired the Larkin Group (Kansas City, MO), a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm specializing in the areas of aquatics, drinking water, stormwater management, municipal street design and wastewater. Moving forward, the Larkin Group will do business as Larkin Lamp RynearsonLink to details

2/7/2013

Leading independent provider of energy efficiency services, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions Ameresco (Framingham, MA) acquired Ennovate Corporation (Denver, CO), a full-service energy engineering firm providing performance contracting, freelance energy engineering and facilities infrastructure improvement design to a largely institutional facility client base that includes schools, hospitals, municipalities, higher education, military installations, industry, hospitality and commercial. Link to details

1/31/2013

Engineering, procurement and construction services company Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) (Westchester, IL) acquired renewable energy and construction engineering firm RMT (Madison, WI), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy and a leading EPC contractor specializing in wind and solar electric generating facilities and high voltage transmission lines. Link to details
 
2/4/2013

Leading engineering, environmental and energy consulting firmGolder Associates (Atlanta, GA) acquired NovaTec Consultants (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), a specialist process engineering firm focused on industrial and municipal advanced water and wastewater treatment plant design, operations, process optimization and technology and performance verification. Moving forward, NovaTec will operate as part of the Mine Water Group within the Mining Division of Golder's Vancouver office.  Link to details 



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