Engineering growth: Second-quarter 2014 engineering & construction industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

August 2014
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Engineering growth: Second-quarter 2014 engineering & construction industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

The value of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the engineering and construction (E&C) sector in 2Q14 surged to $67 billion from $15 billion in the prior quarter. As a result of the transactions that were involved, the average deal size rose to among the highest levels on record.

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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.

Following is a sampling of highlights from our second-quarter 2014 analysis:

  • The gain in the value of M&A deals this past quarter was attributable to two of the largest transactions ever announced in the E&C sector.
  • Public spending remained anemic with a heavy level of legislative uncertainty hanging over infrastructure spending due to the near depletion of the Highway Trust Fund.
  • Consolidation among building materials companies continued as the prolonged global construction slump prompted cement and concrete suppliers to act.

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