380 U.S. DEALS
LATEST 12 MONTHS
30%
561* GLOBAL DEALS
LATEST 12 MONTHS
35%
*Including U.S. deals    
Percentages represent latest twelve months year-over-year increase or decrease in deal activity.
M&A Update – Five more domestic deals; U.S. M&A up 30%
COMMENTARY & INSIGHT

Infrastructure engineering firm Beam, Longest & Neff's (ENR #353) merger with McIntosh Perry marks the 15th ENR Top 500 design firm to be sold or recapitalized this year. Thirteen of these transactions have been completed by private equity (PE) or family office-backed buyers. Hear the reasons behind the accelerated flow of PE capital into the AE industry by listening to Mick Morrissey in Engineering Influence's most downloaded podcast episode EVER!
DOMESTIC TRANSACTIONS

8/18/2021
Architecture and engineering firm EVstudio (Denver, CO) merged with neUdesign Architecture (Meridian, ID). The combined firm will continue to operate under the EVstudio brand name. Link to details >

8/18/2021
Bowie Gridley Architects (Washington, D.C.), a firm that specializes in master planning and design for K-12 independent school clients, joined DLR Group (Minneapolis, MN) (ENR #60). Link to details >

7/16/2021
SJB Group (Baton Rouge, LA), a planning, surveying, site development, and subsurface utility engineering firm, announced that GWS Engineering (Baton Rouge, LA) leadership and staff have joined the firm. Link to details >

8/15/2021
SAM Companies (Austin, TX) (ENR #98) acquired Johnson Surveying and Mapping (Jacksonville, FL), a land surveying firm that serves the utilities and land development markets and other public sector clients. Link to details >

8/18/2021
Consulting engineering firm McIntosh Perry (Ottawa, Canada) merged with infrastructure engineering firm Beam, Longest & Neff (BLN) (Indianapolis, IN) (ENR #353). The partnership will carry on business in Canada as McIntosh Perry and continue as BLN in the U.S. Link to details >

GLOBAL TRANSACTIONS

8/13/2021
KBR (Houston, TX) entered into a definitive agreement with Babcock International Group (London, UK) to acquire Frazer-Nash Consultancy (Dorking, UK), a provider of systems engineering, assurance, and technology advisory services. Link to details >

8/16/2021
ENR's #20 ranked global design firm, AFRY (Stockholm, Sweden), acquired Cubiq Analytics Oy (Helsinki, Finland), a data and analytics consulting firm. Link to details >

8/16/2021
ENR's #64 ranked global design firm, Royal HaskoningDHV (Amersfoort, Netherlands), acquired a majority interest in Hydroinformatics Institute (H2i) (Singapore), a water information firm that applies digital solutions to the world’s climate and water-related challenges. Link to details >

8/14/2021
Electrical engineering firm CJK Engineering (Dublin, Ireland) acquired McGrattan & Kenny (Dublin, Ireland), a provider of building services for commercial and industrial establishments. Link to details >
UPCOMING EVENTS
OCT 21-22, 2021
TEXAS M&A SYMPOSIUM
Houston, TX

Now in its seventh year! The ONLY M&A Symposium that brings together leaders of Texas A/E and environmental firms with M&A decision-makers from national and global buyers and industry investors.

JAN 19-20, 2022
SOUTHEAST STATES M&A SYMPOSIUM
Miami, FL

If you are an A/E firm interested in expanding into the Southeast through acquisition, or you are based in the Southeast and considering a sale or merger, this is the event for you.

JUNE 8-9, 2022
WESTERN STATES M&A SYMPOSIUM
San Francisco, CA

If you are an A/E firm leader interested in expanding into the West through acquisition, or you are based in the West and considering a sale or merger, this is the event for you.

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2021 AE INDUSTRY M&A: MID-YEAR REVIEW
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