Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: October 11

This week Morrissey Goodale reported two domestic deals and three international deals involving Australia, the UK, Signapore, and South Africa.


This week Morrissey Goodale reported two domestic deals and three international deals involving Australia, the UK, Signapore, and South Africa.

This week Morrissey Goodale reported two domestic deals and three international deals involving Australia, the UK, Signapore, and South Africa. Courtesy: Morrissey Goodale

M&A Transactions


International infrastructure and environmental services consultancy Cardno Limited (Brisbane, Australia) signed an agreement to acquire Haynes Whaley Associates (Houston, TX), a 100-person structural engineering firm for up to US$22.5 million. The firm will operate as Cardno Haynes Whaley, Inc. moving forward. Link to details



Full service architectural and civil engineering consulting firm Ackerman-Estvold (Minot, ND) has merged with AmeriTech Engineering Corporation (Williston, ND) and ABC Building Concepts (Williston, ND). AmeriTech Engineering Corporation is a full service civil engineering firm and provides professional planning, design, and construction services. ABC Building Concepts provides architectural building planning and construction facilitating services. Link to details


Tata & Howard (Marlborough, MA), a provider of water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions has acquired the assets of civil and environmental engineering consulting firm Leach Engineering Consultants (St. Johnsbury, VT). Link to details 


Global design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins (Epsom, Surrey, UK) has acquired Confluence Project Management (Singapore). Confluence is a 200-person international consultancy offering services in the areas of project,construction management, and specialist programming and planning. Link to details


International ground engineering specialist Keller (London, UK) agreed to acquire the geotechnical division of civil engineering and construction company Esorfranki Limited (Dunswart, South Africa). Esorfranki Geotechnical is the largest ground engineering business in South Africa, offering design and build services to the mining, civil engineering and construction industries. 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 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
A cool solution: Collaboration, chemistry leads to foundry coat product development; See the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists
Raising the standard: What's new with NFPA 70E; A global view of manufacturing; Maintenance data; Fit bearings properly
Sister act: Building on their father's legacy, a new generation moves Bales Metal Surface Solutions forward; Meet the 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security
Upgrading secondary control systems; Keeping enclosures conditioned; Diagnostics increase equipment uptime; Mechatronics simplifies machine design
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
Building high availability into industrial computers; Of key metrics and myth busting; The truth about five common VFD myths

Annual Salary Survey

After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.

The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.

Read more: 2014 Salary Survey: Confidence rises amid the challenges

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.