Commentary & Insight

This week we lead with Woolpert‘s announcement that MSD Partners has agreed to invest in the company, representing the seventh ENR Top 500 firm to sell or be recapitalized in 2021 year-to-date. Watch out for this trend and many others in our AE M&A Q1 Review to be published in April. 

M&A Transactions

3/24/2021
Pioneering AEG and strategic consulting firm Woolpert (Dayton, OH) (ENR #72) announced that MSD Partners (New York, NY) has agreed to invest in the company. In connection with the transaction, Long Point Capital (New York, NY) will be exiting its investment in Woolpert. 
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3/23/2021
Multidisciplined architecture and engineering firm GMC (Montgomery, AL) (ENR #223) acquired PDC Consultants (Franklin, TN), a planning, design, and construction services firm focused on general aviation airports. 
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3/19/2021
Hancock Associates (Danvers, MA), a provider of land surveying, civil engineering, and wetland science services, acquired land surveying and civil engineering firm Sherman & Frydryk (Palmer, MA). 
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3/22/2021
International architecture firm KTGY Architecture + Planning (Irvine, CA) (ENR #188) acquired Simeone Deary Design Group (Chicago, IL), a hospitality-focused interior design and branding firm. 
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3/25/2021
4 S.T.E.L. Engineering (Mission Viejo, CA), an engineering firm with a broad range of expertise focused on structural and electrical design and engineering, acquired structural engineering firm Bushra Tsai (Anaheim, CA). 
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3/18/2021
ENR’s #61 ranked international design firm, Artelia (Choisy-le-Roi, France), acquired SDZ ProcessRĂ©a (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France), a firm that specializes in the design and project management of intensive and automated logistics facilities. 
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