EBJ covers the merger & acquisition scene in the environmental industry in 2013 and finds activity still strong with strategic, market and financial drivers spurring on both buyers and sellers. Strategic acquirors and venture or private equity buyers have cash or capital to invest and debt is more attractive, so expect the demand to continue say experts. Environmental service markets are seen as relatively stable compared to other market that a more prone to up-and-down cycles and technology obsolescense. EBJ’e review of M&A activity includes list of recent deals in key sectors, opinions of analysts, experts and transaction specialsts, and profiles of several buyes and signature deals from 2012-2013.
Exhibits and data included in and with this issue are:
- Drivers of M&A in C&E and E/C
- Selected M&A Transactions in Environmental Consulting & Engineering Segment: April-August 2013
- Recent Prominent Environmental Industry Deals in Upstream Oil & Gas Sector
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Facts
- Keys to a Successful ESOP
Table of Contents
01.EBJ 2013 M&A Overview: A growing and fairly stable demand in the environmental industry and other factors keep fueling the pace of M&A and investment activity.pg 1-6
02.Upstream Oil & Gas Market is still booming in North America and environmental and industrial services firms continue to buy in across the supply chain.pg 7-10
03.Private equity firms like growth and stability in professional services and look for environmental platforms; Profiles of Keystone and Long Point.pg 11-14
04.An Employee Stock Ownership Plan ESOP can be the preferred choice for C&E firms: pros & cons.pg 14-18
05.Profiles of Acquirers: Serial acquirers, signature deals, foreign buyers, recent entrants and model transactions offer perspective on market strategy, approach to transactions, financing and integration: Acquiror companies profiled include: TRC Companies, Kleinfelder, NV5, Terracon and SRP Environmental.pg 18-27
06.Executive Q&A with Anthony Brown on implications of the Jacobs-SKM deal.