442 U.S. DEALS




*Including U.S. deals    
Percentages represent latest twelve months year-over-year increase or decrease in deal activity.

Multidisciplinary design firm Barge Design Solutions (Nashville, TN) (ENR #167) acquired Core Engineering Group (Orlando, FL), a fully integrated professional engineering service and management consultation company. Morrissey Goodale advised Barge in the transaction.
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Industry leader and one of our Nine Movers and Shakers to Watch in 2024 Atwell (Southfield, MI) (ENR #71) acquired Biscayne Engineering (Miami, FL), an engineering and surveying company. Morrissey Goodale initiated the transaction and advised Atwell.
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Commentary & Insight

AE buyers and investors had yet another active week with the announcement of eight more domestic deals. Almost halfway through 2024, we have tracked 226 domestic deals. We are on track to surpass the 443 deals announced last year and come close to the high-water mark of activity in 2022, which saw 484 deals. Couldn’t make it to this week’s Western States M&A and Business Symposium?  There’s no need for FOMO! Get on the waitlist for our end-of-the-year and always-popular Texas & the South Symposium this October in Houston.   

Domestic Transactions

Cultural resource management firm Dovetail Cultural Resource Group (Fredericksburg, VA) joined Mead & Hunt (Middleton, WI), a provider of planning, architecture design, engineering, environmental, and construction administration services. Link to details > 

Employee-owned industry leader Terracon (Olathe, KS) (ENR #18) acquired SAGE Environmental (Providence, RI) and SAGE EnviroTech Drilling Services (Pawtucket, RI). SAGE offers remediation, health and safety, and environmental and geotechnical drilling services. Link to details > 

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) (Watertown, MA) (ENR #62) acquired Urban Engineers (Peachtree Corners, GA), a site planning, civil design, and land surveying firm that serves real estate market clients. Link to details > 

Multi-discipline civil engineering and environmental planning firm HMB Professional Engineers (Frankfort, KY) acquired Wiser Consultants (Murfreesboro, TN), a planning, engineering, surveying, design, and construction engineering and inspection consulting firm. Link to details > 

Affiliates of CriticalPoint Capital (Manhattan Beach, CA) announced the closing of the sale of United Engineers & Constructors Inc.’s Power Delivery Business Unit (Mount Laurel, NJ) to United Grid Solutions (Denver, CO), a subsidiary of Pike Corporation (Mt. Airy, NC). Link to details > 

Global Transactions

Planning, design, environmental, engineering, and safety consultancy Mabbett & Associates (Glasgow, UK) acquired Crestwood Environmental (Wolverhampton, UK), an environmental, ecological, heritage, and landscape consultancy. Link to details > 

Global environmental and advisory consultancy SLR (Aylesbury, UK) acquired Gestión Ambiental (Santiago, Chile), an environmental consulting firm that serves the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Link to details > 

Project management, cost consultancy, design, and digital construction services firm Identity Consult (Sunderland, UK) acquired Carl Dean Associates (Sutton Coldfield, UK), a surveying and project management company. Link to details > 

Technology consulting group XPartners Samhällsbyggnad (Stokholm, Sweden) acquired Rakennuttajatoimisto HTJ (Vantaa, Finland), a firm that offers construction management, energy and environmental consulting and project management expertise. Link to details > 

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