Geotechnical consulting engineering firm Raba Kistner announced that it has been acquired by Construction Sciences, PTY, LTD based in Brisbane, Australia for an undisclosed amount. Raba Kistner has been in existence for 50 years and has operations in Texas, Utah, Nebraska, Arizona, New York, California and Mexico with some 500+ employees. The Raba Kistner name will remain, as will President Gary Raba, son of firm founders Karl and Bunny Raba.
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 […]
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)
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 […]