Commentary & Insight

This week we lead with six new deals backed by private equity (PE). PE and Family Offices now account for a jaw-dropping 36% of all U.S. deals year-to-date. The industry is recapitalizing in real time. To learn more about what the great recapitalization of the A/E industry means for buyers, sellers, and investors, join us and over 100 CEOs, deal-makers, and M&A experts in Houston, TX, this October for the 7th Texas M&A Symposium.

Domestic Transactions

7/20/2021
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (New York, NY) acquired a controlling interest in Alliance Technical Group (Decatur, AL), a provider of regulatory-driven air quality testing and monitoring solutions, from Align Capital Partners (Dallas, TX). 
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7/22/2021
In the firm’s first add-on under new ownership, Alliance Technical Group (Decatur, AL) acquired Ambient Air Services (Starke, FL), a stack testing, ambient air monitoring, and CEMS installation and maintenance services provider. 
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7/16/2021
Therma Holdings (San Jose, CA), an MEP and control services firm backed by Blackstone (New York, NY), entered into agreements to acquire two engineering and energy services companies: CMTA (Louisville, KY) (ENR #240) and Building Systems Holdings (Des Moines, IA). 
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7/19/2021
ENR’s #80 ranked environmental firm, HEPACO (Charlotte, NC), acquired hazardous waste and emergency response consulting firm Environmental Management Alternatives (St. Louis, MO). HEPACO is majority-owned by Gryphon Investors (San Francisco, CA). 
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7/20/2021
Sun Capital Partners (Boca Raton, FL) announced that an affiliate completed the acquisition of Environmental Infrastructure Solutions (Fort Worth, TX) from O2 Investment Partners (Bloomfield Hills, MI). 
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7/14/2021
Global design firm Perkins Eastman (New York, NY) (ENR #67) merged with architecture and urban planning firm VIA Architecture (Seattle, WA). The deal marks the third transaction announced by Perkins Eastman this year. 
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7/16/2021
Horizon Engineering Group (Maitland, FL), a specialist in roadway, transportation design, structural design, and stormwater management, joined design firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) (Babylon, NY) (ENR #64). 
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7/20/2021
S&B Engineers and Constructors (Houston, TX) (ENR #44) acquired majority ownership of Bibb Engineers, Architects & Constructors (Kansas City, MO), a civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and controls services firm. 
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7/20/2021
Lerch Bates (Englewood, CO), a technology consulting firm specialized in elevator and escalator design services, acquired AXIS Facades USA (San Diego, CA), a specialty provider of building fa├žade design and construction services. 
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Global Transactions

7/15/2021
Infrastructure services firm M Group Services (Stevenage, UK) acquired Waldon Telecom (West Byfleet, UK), a wireless telecom infrastructure services provider. 
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7/19/2021
Caltech Surveys (Calgary, Canada), a land surveying firm focused on the oil & gas industry, acquired Prairie Benchmark Land Surveys (Brandon, Canada), a land surveying, GIS, and geospatial services firm. 
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7/20/2021
Engineering and design firm Multiconsult (Oslo, Norway) entered into an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Erichsen & Horgen (Oslo, Norway), an engineering consultancy with expertise in buildings construction, HVAC, energy, environmental, and sustainability. 
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