Moretrench acquired by Keller
Comings and Goings

Keller buys Moretrench for $90M

UK-based geotechnical mega-company, Keller, has recently acquired US-based geotechnical contractor Moretrench for $90M.  Moretrench works primarily on the east coast and in addition to all manner of geotechnical construction expertise, they also have specialty expertise […]

Abbey Park Project - 20 m diameter shaft (Alan Auld Group)
Comings and Goings

Golder Associates to Acquire Alan Auld Group

Golder Associates will acquire the U.K.-based Alan Auld Group of companies with offices in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.  Alan Auld Group is a global provider of specialized engineering design and construction services for underground […]


Terracon Acquires Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T)
Comings and Goings

Terracon Acquires GC&T

Terracon is expanding into the Virgina market through the acquisition of Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T), headquartered in Woodbridge, with a laboratory in Dulles. This is Terracon’s 4th acquisition of 2016. Formed in 1990, […]

Terracon acquires Mayes Testing Engineers
Comings and Goings

Terracon acquires Mayes Testing Engineers

Terracon has acquired Mayes Testing Engineers based in Lynnwood (Seattle) Washington. Mayes is a 115 person firm specializing in welding, concrete, soils, masonry, asphalt, and non-destructive testing in the Pacific Northwest. From the Terracon Press […]

Terracon acquires NORCAL Geophysical Consultants
Press Releases

Terracon Acquires NORCAL, Strengthens West Coast Presence

Terracon acquires NORCAL Geophysical ConsultantsOLATHE, Kan. – Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of NORCAL Geophysical Consultants, Inc. of Sonoma County, Calif. Terracon is retaining NORCAL’s 11 employees.

Founded in 1983, NORCAL offers geophysical technologies in support of geologic, groundwater, environmental, and engineering investigations. NORCAL’s capabilities, including their unique geophysical expertise, complement Terracon’s existing services and broaden the service offerings for clients across the country.

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Press Releases

AMEC acquires leading US engineering and environmental services company MACTEC

London, United Kingdom (18 May 2011) – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today that it has agreed to buy MACTEC, a leading US engineering and environmental services company, from its private equity and other individual shareholders for a cash consideration of US$280 million. Completion is subject to regulatory approval and is expected by the end of June 2011. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from AMEC. [/Editor]

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Press Releases

AMEC To Acquire Specialist U.S. Environmental and Geotechnical Consultancy

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. USA (June 4, 2008) AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today that it has reached agreement to acquire Geomatrix Consultants, Inc. (Geomatrix) from its owner-managers for US$85 million. [Editor] Read on for the entire press release. [/Editor]

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Miscellaneous

URS Completes $3.1 Billion Buyout

URS Corp. has completed the buyout of Washington Group International Inc. for $3.1 billion in cash and stock. I saw the buyout listed as $3.2 billion somewhere else…hey, what’s another $100 million, right? Read more about the deal.

I used to work for URS, and we used to joke about their seemingly continuous acquisition of companies. Hence the Borg reference in the image I created at left.

"We are URS. You will be assimilated. Your engineering and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own." — Martin Koffel (just kidding)

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