May 2008 AEC M&A Update

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Morrissey Goodale LLC tracks mergers and acquisitions in the AEC industry and reports them on their website and via email to subscribers. This is the monthly summary of May 2008 transactions.

Morrissey Goodale LLC tracked 19 deals in the AE industry over the past month, bringing the total number of deals in 2008 thus far to 125. Year to date, this number is running about 10% ahead of 2007.

Cubellis (Boston, MA), a national architecture, interior design and engineering services firm, has merged with Design Collaborative Incorporated (New Rochelle, NY), an architecture and interior design firm.
Centre Daily Times

MEIS Architects (Los Angeles, CA) is merging with the global architecture firm Aedas (New York, NY).
Yahoo Finance

Architecture-engineering consulting firm HDR Engineering Inc. (Omaha, NE) has acquired Texas design company Claunch & Miller Inc. (Houston, TX) and will rename the firm HDR | Claunch & Miller.
Austin Business Journal

Layne Christensen Company (Mission Woods, KS) today announced the acquisition of Wittman Hydro Planning Associates (Bloomington, IN), a water resource consulting and development firm.
Layne Christensen Company

ARCADIS (Arnhem, The Netherlands), the international consultancy, design and engineering company, has acquired the Belgian engineering firm Luc Van de Sype bvba located in Haaltert, Flanders.
Yahoo Finance

Tetra Tech Inc. (Pasadena, CA) has acquired Kinnison and Associates Architects (San Antonio, TX) for an undisclosed amount.
San Antonio Business Journal

Design, Community & Environment, an urban planning and design firm based in Ventura, CA, is merging with Solimar Reasearch Group, a similar but larger company based in Berkeley.
Ventura County Star

Stantec (Edmonton, Alberta) has signed a letter of intent to acquire McIntosh Engineering (Tempe, AZ and NorthBay, Ontario).
Yahoo Finance

COWI (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) has taken over the specialist wind company Tripod Wind (Soborg, Denmark).

Amec PLC (Seattle, WA) has enhanced its position in the fast-growing Canadian oilsands market with the purchase of Bower Damberger Rolseth Engineering Ltd. of Calgary, Canada.
The Vancouver Sun

KBR (Houston, TX) is acquiring BE&K (Birmingham, AL), giving KBR a big presence in industrial construction again.
Engineering News Record

Wildlands (Rocklin, CA), a national leader in mitigation and conservation banking, has acquired environmental consulting and engineering firm Acer Environmental, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA).
Centre Daily Times

GENIVAR Income Fund (Montreal, Canada) has acquired Doucet & Associés Conseils of Quebec, an engineering-consulting firm specialising in telecommunications and utilities infrastructure.

EnviroVision Corp. (Olympia, WA), a water resources firm, has merged with Herrera Environmental Consultants (Seattle, WA).
Daily Journal of Commerce

CH2M HILL (Denver, CO) has completed the acquisition of Goldston Engineering, Inc. (Corpus Christi, TX).
CH2M Hill

Ardaman & Associates Inc. (Orlando, FL) has taken over operations at three former Tetra Tech geotechnical engineering and materials testing offices in Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria (Louisiana).
The Shreveport Times

Crafton Tull Sparks (Rogers, AK) has acquired Roberts & Williams Associates, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Crafton Tull Sparks

McKim & Creed (Raleigh, NC) has acquired Brock Design Group of Suwanee, GA.
McKim & Creed

Portland, OR-based analytics consultancy Quantec LLC has been acquired by The Cadmus Group Inc. (Watertown, MA), an environmental and energy consulting firm.
Portland Business Journal

A full listing of all transactions recorded in 2007 and 2008 can be found on the AEC M&A Monitor at the firm's website You may also sign up to receive email updates as deals occur.

About Morrissey Goodale LLC:
Morrissey Goodale LLC is a management consulting and research firm serving the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Headquarters are located at Riverside Center 275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400, Newton MA, 02466. The company can be reached at 508-650-0040 or on the web at


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