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    Drew Durham
    August 25, 2020 • Drew Durham

    M&A Activity Report (8.16.20-8.23.20)

    • Parametrix (Seattle, WA) has acquired Civil FX (Las Vegas, NV), a company that blends civil engineering with visualization and immersive reality. The acquisition will expand the firm’s visualization as well as augmented and virtual reality service offerings for use in planning, stakeholder engagement, design, and construction management.
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    • KBR (Houston, TX) entered into a definitive agreement with Arlington Capital Partners (Chevy Chase, MD), under which KBR will acquire Centauri (Chantilly, VA), a leading independent provider of high-end space, directed energy and other advanced technology solutions, for approximately $800 million (net of tax benefits) in cash.
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    • The Vertex Companies Inc. (Waymouth, MA) has acquired Xpera Inc. (San Diego, CA), a premier construction forensics, quality assurance, and real estate consultancy firm. For Vertex, this acquisition augments its West Coast presence and expands its services in construction, forensics, and quality assurance. Zweig Group provided seller representation to Xpera Inc.
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    • InSite Surveying (Wall Township, NJ) acquired Faraldi Group (Secaucus, NJ), a full-service land surveying firm focused on construction layout, boundary and topographic surveys, title surveys, and more.
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    • CEDARVILLE Engineering Group (CEG) (Pottstown, PA) acquired Berner Construction (Gap, PA). CEG has long provided construction management and inspections services for federal, state and local infrastructure projects, and Berner has been providing a full range of construction and environmental-related services to both private and public sector clients for over 15 years.
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    • Environmental planning and transportation engineering firm, Civil Associates, Inc. (Dallas, TX) was acquired by Bartlett & West (Topeka, KS), a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and technology solutions firm.
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    • STRI Group (Bingley, UK) acquired geo-environmental engineering and design consultancy, EPG (Warrington, UK), which delivers a range of specialist services including land remediation design, geotechnical engineering, sustainable drainage design and flood risk management to its existing client base of government agencies, major developers, sports facilities and private clients.
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    • Just Living Interiors (Derby, UK), which specializes in high-end interior design, has agreed to merge with Matthew Montague Architects (Ashbourne, UK).
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    • Rejlers (Stockholm, Sweden) has acquired the telecom business of Sitowise (Espoo, Finland), which is one of the largest infrastructure and construction consulting companies in Finland. With the acquisition, Rejlers strengthens it’s offering of services related to the maintenance, design and construction of telecommunications networks.
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