Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: March 1

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five international deals involving Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Spain.

03/01/2013


This week Morrissey Goodale reported five international deals involving Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Spain.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five international deals involving Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Spain. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions

2/11/2013

Mechanical and electrical consulting engineering and energy management services provider The MCW Group of Companies (MCW) (Vancouver, Canada) acquired fellow mechanical consulting engineering firm Perez Engineering (Vancouver, Canada). With the acquisition, MCW grows to over 350 employees primarily across Canada, but also featuring a presence in the U.S. and U.K. Link to details  

12/21/2012

Late in 2012, leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting firm GHD (Perth, Australia) announced its merger with Hill Michael (Brisbane, Australia), a 50-person strategic engineering services firm to the energy sector and specialized provider of planning, development and operation services for electricity supply systems. Link to details 

1/7/2013

International ground engineering specialist contractor Keller Group (London, United Kingdom) announced its acquisition of Geo-Foundations Contractors (Toronto, Canada), a specialist geotechnical contractor to the construction and mining industry, in particular. Link to details 

2/21/2013

Global multidisciplinary engineering, infrastructure and project management consultancy Meinhardt Group (Singapore) announced a collaborative venture with leading global transport engineering and consultancy firm Ineco (Madrid, Spain). The partnership is intended to provide specialized infrastructure advisory, project management and engineering solutions to the rail sector and will initially target major rail transport projects in Australia. Link to details  

2/21/2013

Multi-discipline infrastructure engineering, design and management firm Mouchel (London, United Kingdom) acquired 50% ownership in the joint venture EnterpriseMouchel (EM) from infrastructure support services company Enterprise (London, United Kingdom). EM will continue to operate as a separate company and there will be no change to contract teams, employment or branding. Link to details



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