The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston


M&A Symposium Agenda

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Thursday, October 22

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Friday, October 23

7:00 – 8:00 am


8:00 – 8:45 am

Overview of A/E M&A Trends 

Learn what’s driving M&A activity today.  What are buyers looking for?  What’s motivating sellers?  How is consolidation playing out in Texas?  What’s the outlook for M&A in the U.S?

8:45 – 9:30 am

Deal Pricing and Valuations

How are firm transactions being priced now? What are the trends in deal pricing multiples and where are valuations headed? How do valuations vary between different types and sizes?

9:30 – 9:50 am

Networking Break

9:50 am – 10:50 am

Deal Structuring

How are deals being structured in today’s market? Gain insight into deal structuring best practices and how to understand the tax implications of different deal structures.

10:50 – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – Noon

Deal Closing

From letter of intent to purchase and sale, learn how to close a deal like a pro, whether you’re a buyer or seller.

Noon – 1:15 pm


1:15 – 2:15 pm

Buyers Best Practices Panel

In this moderated panel, buyers discuss how they originate deals, analyze transactions, and integrate acquisitions successfully.

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Sellers Best Practices Panel

Hear from sellers on what they learned through the firm sale process, what advice they have for potential sellers, what they would have done differently, and what life is like after the deal is done.

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Integration Best Practices Panel

Integration is a blend of management science, art and hard work.  Learn what it takes for a successful integration from industry professionals and experts.

4:45 – 5:00 pm


5:00 – 6:00 pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Continue your deal-making and networking at the Morrissey Goodale post event cocktail reception.


Texas M&A Symposium
October 22-23, 2020

Through September 23 ……… $945

After September 23 ………. $1,145

ACEC TX members* thru Sept 23….. $845
after Sept 23….. $1,045
Contact ACEC TX for code.

Register Now

Your registration fee includes the Tax Credits & Incentives session and welcome reception on October 22nd, the full day of events and materials on October 23rd, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference cocktail reception. Attendance is limited to 75 registrants.

"The MG Team always does a great job in bringing together leaders in the industry who have relevant and timely information to share as it relates to what is going on in the M&A space. They are always up to date on the latest trend and what is happening as it relates to transactions that are taking place."

Bill Sloan, CFO
POND (ENR #107)

"Kleinfelder has benefited by sending several of our executive team members to various regional symposiums. The knowledge gained and networking are extraordinary."

Jay Clare, Senior VP, Strategic Growth
Kleinfelder (ENR #67)

"A very efficient way to catch up on national M&A trends in the A/E/C industry. I encourage anyone considering buying or selling a firm to spend a day with these experts."

Michael Davis, Sr. VP/Chief Strategy Officer
WGI (ENR #224)

"Great program and content on the State of the Industry regarding M&A's."

Joe Viscuso, Sr. VP, Director of Strategic Growth
Pennoni (ENR #80)

"As an active buyer, the information presented by the Morrissey Goodale staff was invaluable data I can use today. A very productive event."

Christopher Sherry, President
Merrick & Company (ENR #133)


Earn 6.50 Professional Development Hours

Morrissey Goodale has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants. Complaints regarding registered providers may be sent to RCEP at