M&A is sweeping the AE & Environmental industry. But not all acquirers are the same. They come in all shapes and sizes. There are publicly-traded buyers, private equity-backed acquirers and employee/ESOP firms in the market to grow through acquisition. They all have varying approaches to the buying process and often have different goals in mind for their acquisitions. There are experienced buyers and first-timers. There are skilled buyers and unskilled ones. Some buyers look to integrate their acquisitions immediately, while others follow a different integration strategy. Some have well laid out post-transaction plans for success, while others have no clear path forward.

As one of the leading M&A advisory firms serving the industry, we wanted to find a way to recognize the best buyers in the industry. And this year we’re doing just that through our Morrissey Goodale Excellence in Acquisitive Growth Awards Series.

The Series consists of three separate awards recognizing Excellence in Acquisitive Growth as follows:

Most Prolific and Proficient Acquirer Award

To be eligible for this award, a firm must have completed at least one transaction that was announced in calendar 2022. The award will be presented at our Southeast M&A, Strategy and Innovation Symposium in Miami next month to the design or environmental firm that made the most acquisitions in the United States in calendar 2022.

Most Innovative Acquirer Award

To be eligible for this award, a firm must have completed two or more acquisitions since January 1, 2018 and must have introduced a specific improvement in their deal-making or deal-integration process in calendar 2022 that resulted in measurable improvements. The award will be presented at our Western States M&A, Strategy and Innovation Symposium in Las Vegas in June 2023.

Best Post Transaction Performance Award

To be eligible for this award, a firm must have completed at least one transaction since January 1, 2018 and meet a set of post-transaction performance and engagement metrics. The award will be presented at our Texas and Southern States M&A, Strategy and Innovation Symposium in Houston in October.

With each award, we will be making a $1,000 donation to an AE industry-related 501(c)(3) organization to be chosen by the winning firm. We’re excited to recognize and celebrate those firms that are advancing and improving the industry through their acquisitions.  

To learn more about the Awards or so see if you are eligible for consideration, contact Corinne McCanse, Events and Awards Director at [email protected].

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