Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: October 26

This week Morrissey Goodale tracked three domestic deals and one international transaction. This brings the total year-to-date deal count in the United States to 146, equal to the domestic deals tracked through the same period in 2011. Including the U.S., the total global deal count is now 263, down 6% from the 281 global deals tracked through the same period last year.

10/26/2012


This week Morrissey Goodale tracked three domestic deals and one international transaction. This brings the total year-to-date deal count in the United States to 146, equal to the domestic deals tracked through the same period in 2011. Including the U.S., the total global deal count is now 263, down 6% from the 281 global deals tracked through the same period last year.

For a review of U.S. M&A trends for the first nine months of the year, click here.

This week Morrissey Goodale tracked three domestic deals and one international transaction. This brings the total year-to-date deal count in the United States to 146, equal to the domestic deals tracked through the same period in 2011. Including the U.S.,

M&A Transactions

10/24/2012

Full-service architecture and engineering consulting firm Shive-Hattery (Cedar Rapids, IA) acquired Design Organization (Chicago, IL), a 29-person architecture and design firm based in Chicago, IL and Valparaiso, IN with particular expertise in the design of workplace, healthcare, academic and institutional environments.  The acquisition affords Shive-Hattery the opportunity to not only open up new markets in Chicago and Indiana but also gain a new area of specialization in the redesign of work spaces for corporate relocations and reorganizations. Following the acquisition, Shive-Hattery grows to a now 350-person firm operating from ten offices throughout Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Link to details

10/23/2012

Global interior design, architecture, engineering and planning firm NELSON (Philadelphia, PA) merged with H2L2 (Philadelphia, PA), a leading international architectural, planning and interior design firm focused on the academic, healthcare, corporate/commercial and infrastructure (bridges and roadways) market sectors throughout the United States (but perhaps most widely known for its higher education and infrastructure practices). Moving forward, H2L2 will brand itself as H2L2, a NELSON Company. NELSON features more than 400 personnel working from 32 locations around the world in a broad range of industries (including having worked for more than 20% of the companies listed in the Fortune 100) and also specializes in sustainable design and advisory services, professional services spaces, the financial industry, advertising/media firms, retail design, higher education and multi-family housing. The combination of NELSON and H2L2 creates a full-service A/E firm with a focus placed on corporate, academic and infrastructure projects. Link to details 

10/3/2012

Internationally recognized sustainability and green building consulting firm Paladino and Company (Seattle, WA) acquired environmental, energy and green building consulting firm S.D. Keppler & Associates (Rockville, MD). Completed earlier this summer, the acquisition establishes a bicoastal presence for Paladino; combines Paladino's green building technical analysis leadership and real estate portfolio optimization expertise with S.D. Keppler's building and advanced commissioning capabilities; and provides each firm's clients with expanded access to finance and buildings research, insights and technical analysis capabilities and a larger team of experienced technical practitioners to draw upon. Link to details 

10/24/2012

International professional services provider to the energy, resource and complex process industries WorleyParsons (North Sydney, Australia) announced an agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of TWP Holdings ("TWP") (Johannesburg, South Africa), an 1,100-person subsidiary of Basil Read Holdings Limited and a major provider of engineering design, procurement, construction management and asset services largely within the mining sector. Through the transaction, which is subject to Basil Read shareholder approval and is expected to close by March, 2013, WorleyParsons will effectively acquire only the TWP Projects business for a cash consideration of approximately $102 million. Link to details 



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