Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: June 7

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic deals and three international deals involving Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland and Mexico.


This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic deals and three international deals involving Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland and Mexico.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic deals and three international deals involving Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland and Mexico. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions


International design firm Stantec (Edmonton, Canada) announced two buildings-focused acquisitions this week. Stantec acquired the assets of IBE (Sherman Oaks, CA) a 50-person buildings engineering firm that specializes in high-performance, sustainable design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Stantec also acquired AP/ID (Vancouver, Canada), a 20 year old provider of interior design services to a variety of corporate clients. Link to details  


Environmental science and planning consulting firm Environmental Science Associates (ESA) (San Francisco, CA), announced that Vigil-Agrimis (Portland, OR), a professional design firm specializing in water and natural resource management, has joined with ESA. Link to details  


Engineering, planning and scientific firm Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST) (Burlington, MA) announced the acquisition of 22-person civil and environmental engineering company DeLuca-Hoffman Associates (DHAI) (South Portland, ME). Link to details  


Engineering and environmental firm, Partner Engineering and Science (Torrance, CA) has acquired the assets of engineering firm Birdsall Services Group (Eatontown, NJ) out of bankruptcy. Partner indicated they intended to operate Birdsall under the Partner name and to pick up all of the firm's existing public and private contracts. Link to details  


Jacobs Engineering (Pasadena, CA), a global technical,professional, and construction services firm acquired specialist wireless telecommunications infrastructure design and construction firm Compass Technology Services (Atlanta, GA). Link to details 


Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland) acquired one of Mexico's largest engineering and project management companies NorthAm Engineering (Monterrey, Mexico).  Link to details


Natural resources-focused EPC firm Forge Group (Perth, Australia) acquired Taggart Global (Canonsburg, PA), a provider of engineering, EPC and asset management services to the mining industry. Link to details  


Hill International (Marlton, NJ), a global construction services firm, acquired Binnington Copeland & Associates (BCA) (Johannesburg, South Africa), a 25 person provider of commercial and contractual consulting and training services to the construction industry. Link to details  


Woolpert (Dayton, OH), a national infrastructure management, design and geospatial firm acquired Kings Canyon Technology (KCT) (Reedley, CA) a professional services firm focused on delivering permitting, land and licensing solutions. Link to details


HLM (London, UK), an architecture, landscape and urban design, interiors, and environmental firm announced a strategic investment to rescue the brand of Llewelyn Davies (London, UK), which had previously closed its practice in April. The new practice will be known as Llewelyn Davies and be run independently of HLM. Link to details

No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Leaders Under 40 program features outstanding young people who are making a difference in manufacturing. View the 2013 Leaders here.
The new control room: It's got all the bells and whistles - and alarms, too; Remote maintenance; Specifying VFDs
2014 forecast issue: To serve and to manufacture - Veterans will bring skill and discipline to the plant floor if we can find a way to get them there.
2013 Top Plant: Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Bring focus to PLC programming: 5 things to avoid in putting your system together; Managing the DCS upgrade; PLM upgrade: a step-by-step approach
Balancing the bagging triangle; PID tuning improves process efficiency; Standardizing control room HMIs
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities; Anticipating the Smart Grid; Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage switchgear; Comparing generator sizing software

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 Salary Survey

In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.

Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.