Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: January 11

This week Morrissey Goodale tracked ten domestic deals (all assumed to be made effective at year-end 2012), bringing the total 2012 deal count in the United States to 196, up 12% over 2011. Including the U.S., the total global deal count for 2012 is now 330, right in line with the 332 global deals tracked in 2011.


This week Morrissey Goodale tracked ten domestic deals (all assumed to be made effective at year-end 2012), bringing the total 2012 deal count in the United States to 196, up 12% over 2011. Including the U.S., the total global deal count for 2012 is now 330, right in line with the 332 global deals tracked in 2011.

This week Morrissey Goodale tracked ten domestic deals (all assumed to be made effective at year-end 2012), bringing the total 2012 deal count in the United States to 196, up 12% over 2011. Including the U.S., the total global deal count for 2012 is now 3 

M&A Transactions


Leading geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services firm Terracon Consultants (Olathe, KS) acquired The Liesch Companies (Minneapolis, MN), a 50-person provider of environmental and engineering services including industrial hygiene, industrial water and wastewater, air quality, acquisition due diligence, environmental compliance, environmental engineering, solid waste and Brownfield services.  Liesch features a wide client portfolio that includes agribusiness, airports, alternative energy, commercial real estate, facilities, government, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, legal, mining and waste. Link to details  


Consulting, engineering, program management, construction and technical services leader Tetra Tech (Pasadena, CA) acquired American Environmental Group (AEG) (Richfield, OH), a 500-person, $95 million revenue solid waste management specialist and provider of environmental, design, construction, and maintenance services to solid and hazardous waste, environmental, energy, utility, mining and other industrial clients. Moving forward, AEG will join Tetra Tech's Remediation and Construction Management (RCM) segment. Link to details

Additionally, Tetra Tech also announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Parkland Pipeline (Olds, Alberta, Canada), a 900-person, $142 million revenue provider of oil and gas services in Western Canada, including technical support, engineering support and construction of pipelines and oilfield facilities. Parkland will also be joining Tetra Tech's Remediation and Construction Management (RCM) segment upon transaction completion, which is expected to occur in Tetra Tech's fiscal 2013 second quarter. Link to details  


Leading integrated architecture, engineering and design firm EYP Architecture & Engineering (Albany, NY) acquired certain assets of 20-person architectural design, programming, master planning, healthcare planning and interior design firm BJAC (Raleigh, NC). Moving forward, BJAC will do business as EYP/BJAC a partnershipLink to details  


Global water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities firm CDM Smith (Cambridge, MA) acquired Cambridge Environmental (CEI) (Cambridge, MA), a consulting and research firm specializing in the provision of environmental health and risk assessment services to the federal, state, municipal, and industrial sectors. Link to details  


Full-service engineering, architecture, survey and construction management firm Huitt-Zollars (Dallas, TX) acquired 200-person architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm Morris Architects (Houston, TX). Additional details not available at this time.  


Civil, electrical, mechanical engineering and surveying firm Forte and Tablada (Baton Rouge, LA) acquired Engensus (Baton Rouge, LA), a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm offering a broad array of services including structural engineering, wind engineering, coastal engineering, hurricane risk consulting and failure analysis/forensic services. Additionally, as part of the transaction, Forte and Tablada also acquired Engensus Measurements (Baton Rouge, LA), an affiliated provider of data acquisition services to the architectural, engineering, construction and petrochemical industries through the application of 3-D laser scanning, infrared thermography and other software for acquiring, quantifying and reporting physical data of new and existing infrastructure. Link to details


Multi-disciplinary global engineering firm The Berger Group of Companies (Morristown, NJ) acquired Hawthorne Services (Charleston, SC), a 350-person firm specializing in facility services and fueling operations at airfields and military bases and known to be a leading provider of full lifecycle aircraft fuel services and facilities operations and maintenance services across the southeast US for the Defense Logistics Agency - Energy (DLA-E) and the state of South Carolina. Link to details  


960-person full-service engineering, procurement, construction and facility services firm Burrow Global (Houston, TX) acquired Industrial Engineering Management (IEM) (Baton Rouge, LA), a 90-person multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm with services that include a full range of engineering, design, and procurement and construction management. IEM specializes in process/conceptual design and FEL package preparation, plant automation, detailed engineering/design, and construction management and serves primarily the upstream and midstream oil and gas markets and secondarily the refining and petrochemical industries. Link to details  


Global engineering, construction and project management contractor and power equipment supplier Foster Wheeler (Geneva, Switzerland) acquired Yonkers Industries (Cary, NC), a 200-person construction management, commissioning and EPCM firm for the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. Link to details 


Earlier in the fourth quarter of 2012, electrical engineering firm Burkhalter Group (Zurich, Switzerland) acquired 16-person electrical design and installation firm Bartsch Elektro (Bulach, Switzerland). Link to details

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