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    June 05, 2019 • czweig

    AEC Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Report (4/2/19 – 5/23/19)

    • 4/2/2019 Atlanta Interior designers HLGstudio (Atlanta, GA) and K2J (Dunwoody, GA) merged, furthering their growth in the corporate, education, and healthcare markets. The combined firm will operate as HLGstudio. Link to details
    • 4/4/2019 Geotechnical engineering specialist ByrneLooby (Dublin, Ireland) acquired TerraConsult (St Helens, UK), an engineering, environmental, and waste management consultancy.  Link to details
    • 4/10/2019  Healthcare consulting firm Blue Cottage Consulting (Ann Arbor, MI) joined integrated global designer CannonDesign (Grand Island, NY) (ENR #79). Link to details
    • 4/15/2019 Engineering and environmental consultant Partner Engineering and Science (Torrance, CA) (ENR #166) acquired ECO Advisors (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), an environmental and industrial hygiene services firm.  Link to details
    • 4/17/2019  In its second deal of 2019, J.S. Held (Jericho, NY) expanded its portfolio of professional services in EHS and forensic engineering by acquiring Veritox (Redmond, WA) and GT Engineering (Redmond, WA), a division of Veritox.  Link to details
    • 4/17/2019.  Design-build firm KAI Enterprises (St. Louis, MO) acquired MEP designer Fratto Engineering (Arlington, TX).  Link to details
    • 4/18/2019  JENSEN HUGHES (Baltimore, MD) (ENR #85), a global leader in safety, security, and risk-based engineering and consulting, acquired security and corporate investigations consultant Hillard Heintze (Chicago, IL).  Link to details
    • 4/18/2019  ENR’s #61 ranked global design firm, Bureau Veritas (Paris, France), acquired Shenzhen Total-Test Technology Co. (Shenzhen, China), further expanding its presence in the food safety and quality market in China.  Link to details
    • 4/20/2019  Sandman Structural Engineers (Moorhead, MN) acquired Structural Design Associates (Champlin, MN), a structural engineering firm that serves the educational, industrial, governmental, and medical sectors.  Link to details
    • 4/22/2019  Jacobs (Dallas, TX) (ENR #1) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire The KeyW Holding Corporation (Hanover, MD), capturing leading position in the multi-billion dollar space intelligence market and the high growth C5ISR sector.  Link to details
    • 4/23/2019  Global environmental and advisory consultancy SLR Consulting(Aylesbury, UK) acquired Novus Environmental (Guelph, Canada), a firm specializing in the fields of air quality, wind & climate, sound & vibration, and sustainable water.  Link to details
    • 4/25/2019  ENR’s #55 ranked global design firm, Royal HaskoningDHV(Amersfoort, Netherlands), acquired Ambiental Risk Analytics(Brighton, UK), a global specialist in flood modeling, flood risk, and natural hazard analytics.  Link to details
    • 4/25/2019  LJB (Dayton, OH) acquired water resources engineering firm JEWELL Engineering Consultants (Kernersville, NC). The acquisition strengthens LJB’s hydraulic and hydrologic service offerings.  Link to details
    • 4/25/2019  Design-build leader Gray Construction (Lexington, KY) acquired SPEC Engineering (Plainfield, IL), a specialty process engineering and equipment fabrication firm.  Link to details
    • 4/25/2019  SoundEarth Strategies (Seattle, WA) acquired EHS-International(Seattle, WA). Both firms offer environmental consulting and engineering services.  Link to details
    • 4/26/2019  VentureTECH (Cyberjaya, Malaysia) invested in engineering and construction provider CMC Group (Selangor, Malaysia), supporting the firm’s next stage of growth in the public transportation, info-communication, and power and energy segments.  Link to details
    • 4/29/2019  Sustainability consultant O’Brien & Company (Seattle, WA) merged with 360 Analytics (Seattle, WA). The two firms will combine to form O’Brien360, providing technical expertise and sustainability experience from building inception to operation.  Link to details
    • 4/29/2019  Century Engineering (Hunt Valley, MD) (ENR #241) acquired civil engineering and surveying consultant Little & Associates (Towson, MD), expanding the firm’s growing civil and land development service area.  Link to details
    • 4/30/2019  One of the AEC industry’s most innovative firms, employee-owned  Merrick & Company (Greenwood Village, CO) (ENR #133) acquired the Benham (Oklahoma City, OK) oil, gas, and chemicals business from Haskell (Jacksonville, FL) (ENR #246).  Link to details
    • 4/30/2019  Farnsworth Group (Bloomington, IL) (ENR #207) acquired architecture firm Design Alliance (Waukee, IA). Link to details
    • 4/30/2019  KCI Technologies (Sparks, MD) (ENR #65) acquired Hoehn Landscape Architecture (Towson, MD), a firm specializing in landscape architecture and land planning.  Link to details
    • 4/30/2019  Ramboll Group (Copenhagen, Denmark), ENR’s #23 ranked global design firm, acquired smart mobility consultant Strafica (Helsinki, Finland).  Link to details
    • 5/2/2019  Marquez Environmental Services (Golden, CO), a woman-owned small business providing environmental management consulting services, joined Barr Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) (ENR #105).  Link to details
    • 5/6/2019  Full-service construction manager Serfass Construction (Allentown, PA) acquired Bonsall Shafferman Architects and Space Planners (Bethlehem, PA), creating a one-stop service for its clients by combining both design and construction services.  Link to details
    • 5/7/2019  OMB Electrical Engineers (Irvine, CA) joined industry-leading facilities planning and design firm Salas O’Brien (Santa Ana, CA) (ENR #188). The addition of OMB will create a combined firm of 24 offices with more than 650 employee-owners.  Link to details
    • 5/7/2019  Integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services consultancy RSK Group (Helsby, UK) acquired two businesses: Biocensus (Bath, UK), an ecological consultancy, and Consents Solutions (Norfolk, UK), a wayleave business.  Link to details
    • 5/7/2019  ENR’s #15 ranked international design firm, Sweco (Stockholm, Sweden), acquired MLM Group (Ipswich, UK), bolstering its range of multidisciplinary services and geographic footprint in the UK.  Link to details
    • 5/7/2019  Fehily Timoney and Company (Cork, Ireland) has taken over Applied Ground Engineering Consultants‘ (Carlow, Ireland) services, an investment which significantly increases the size of its geotechnical team.  Link to details
    • 5/10/2019  Montrose Environmental Group (Irvine, CA), through its wholly owned subsidiary Enthalpy Analytical (Irvine, CA), acquired the business of Golden Specialty (Houston, TX), an air testing laboratory.  Link to details
    • 5/10/2019.  In the firm’s second deal announced this week, Montrose Environmental Group (Irvine, CA) entered into a definitive agreement with Target Emission Services (Calgary, Canada), under which Montrose will acquire TARGET.  Link to details
    • 5/13/2019  Multidisciplinary consultant Quincy Engineering (Rancho Cordova, CA) merged with public infrastructure engineering firm Murraysmith (Portland, OR) (ENR #490).  Link to details
    • 5/13/2019  Global engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo (Shoreham-by-Sea, UK) announced that it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire the assets, operations, and employees of Transport Engineering (Chatswood, Austr