Engineering growth: Third-quarter 2015 engineering & construction industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

November 2015
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Engineering growth is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry. It provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

Highlights of what this quarter's analysis revealed:

  • M&A activity in the E&C industry declined modestly in term terms of the number of deals, but saw a notable increase in deal value.
  • The hurdles of commodity prices and overcapacity, combined with economic uncertainties abroad, are fueling consolidation among E&C companies in the second half of the year as specialty engineering firms continue to fill out capabilities and technical needs.
  • Improved fundamentals have lifted single family housing starts despite intense competition from multi-family and rental markets, which has caused an uptick in home builder M&A activity.
  • Thanks to saturation in the luxury market and the challenge of encouraging millennials to purchase homes, builders are looking to alternative avenues, including challenging geographic areas, multifamily and retirement communities in the US, to remain highly competitive.

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