421 U.S. DEALS
LATEST 12 MONTHS
36%
626* GLOBAL DEALS
LATEST 12 MONTHS
44%
*Including U.S. deals    
Percentages represent latest twelve months year-over-year increase or decrease in deal activity.
M&A Update – Headline transactions in TX and VA; Seventeen U.S. deals 
HIGHLIGHTED TRANSACTIONS
JAN 2022: Employee-owned HR Green (Cedar Rapids, IA) (ENR #188) acquired LDC (Austin, TX), a land development, telecommunications, and surveying consulting firm. The acquisition allows HR Green to continue its growth in Texas, adding Austin to its footprint. Link to details > 

JAN 2022: Nationally recognized structural engineering firm AG&E (Addison, TX) acquired Blue Ridge Design (Winchester, VA), a consulting engineering firm with expertise in the precast/prestressed concrete industry. Link to details > 

COMMENTARY & INSIGHT
This week we lead with seventeen more domestic transactions as industry deal-makers show no signs of slowing down following a blowout year of M&A in 2021. To see some of the most important M&A trends and highlights from 2021, as well as our projected outlook for 2022, be on the lookout next week for our AE M&A Year-in-Review.
DOMESTIC TRANSACTIONS

1/20/2022
RMA Group (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) (ENR #308), a portfolio company of OceanSound Partners (New York, NY), merged with Western Technologies (Phoenix, AZ) and Enviro-Drill (Phoenix, AZ). Link to details >

1/19/2022
Design firm Greenman-Pedersen (GPI) (Babylon, NY) (ENR #64) acquired Holbert Apple Associates (Olney, MD), a structural engineering firm specialized in new construction and renovations. Link to details >

1/18/2022
Engineering consulting firm Psomas (Los Angeles, CA) (ENR #136) acquired KPG (Seattle, WA), a civil engineering, surveying, mapping, landscape architecture, urban design, transportation planning, and construction services firm. Link to details >

1/17/2022
Fast-growing Ardurra Group (Tampa, FL) (ENR #190), backed by RTC Partners (Miami, FL), acquired the assets of ZEL Engineers (Augusta, GA), a water infrastructure design firm, and Milam Land Surveying (Ocala, FL), a land surveying firm. Link to details >

1/14/2022
Civil engineering firm Bolton & Menk (Mankato, MN) (ENR #150) acquired Fortin Consulting (Hamel, MN), a water resources consulting firm specialized in advanced chlorides management and reduction research and education. Link to details >

1/13/2022
WGI Ventures (West Palm Beach, FL), the infrastructure technology arm of WGI (West Palm Beach, FL) (ENR #175), acquired software firm Streamline Technologies (Winter Springs, FL). Streamline's modeling software is used by many ENR 500 firms, as well as federal, state, and local agencies, and universities. Link to details >

1/20/2022
Environmental risk management expert PM Environmental (Lansing, MI) announced a partnership with private investment firm Keystone Capital (Chicago, IL). Link to details >

1/19/2022
Architecture and design firm Oakline Studio (Creve Coeur, MO) acquired ESD Partners (Charlotte, NC), a firm providing commercial architectural, interior design, and project management services. Link to details >

1/19/2022
Horizons Engineering (Littleton, NH), a civil engineering, land surveying, and environmental services firm, acquired White Mountain Survey & Engineering (Ossipee, NH), a civil engineering and land surveying firm. Link to details >

1/19/2022
Civil and environmental firm The Sigma Group (Milwaukee, WI) merged with River's Bend Engineering (Sturtevant, WI), a civil and electrical engineering, automations and controls, design/build, and information technology company. Link to details >

1/18/2022
Global real estate advisor Avison Young (Toronto, Canada) acquired Studio Eagle (Springfield, NJ), a workplace studio, space planning, and interior design firm.

1/17/2022
GdB Geospatial (Melville, NY) announced that Geomaps International (Bethpage, NY) has joined its team. GdB provides geospatial services to AEC professionals, government agencies, and the general public. Link to details >

1/13/2022
Electric Power Engineers (EPE) (Austin, TX), a consulting engineering firm focused on the power, renewable energy, grid modernization, and energy storage industries, announced an investment by Lime Rock New Energy (Westport, CT), a growth equity investment firm specialized in the energy industry. Link to details >

1/12/2022
VCA Consultants (Orange, CA), a portfolio company of Scott Capital (Darien, CT), acquired Verde (Orange, CA), a sustainability consulting firm. Verde joins the VCA family of companies that includes VCA Structural, VCA Code, and VCA Green. Link to details >
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MARCH 23-24, 2022
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JUNE 8-9, 2022
WESTERN STATES M&A SYMPOSIUM PLUS
San Francisco, CA

We’re expanding our Symposium to incorporate deep dives on Strategy and Innovation! Same great networking, even more content for firm leaders! 

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