Posts tagged ‘Mergers & Acquisitions in Civil Engineering’

Where Have All The Civil Engineering Firms Gone?

By Carol Metzner, Managing Partner, www.civilengineeringcentral.com and President, The Metzner Group LLC, www.themetznergroup.com

Acquisitions in the civil engineering community exploded in 2007 with a steady group following this year. A client jokingly told me that eventually we will all work for about 5 firms…that is all that will be left!

While I think that is a slight exaggeration, the pace of these M&As does not seem to be slowing. What has happened to the traditional firms of the past? Certainly, these consolidations allow firms a great way to increase staff and presence in particular locations or technical arenas. But, if you joined a firm because of a specific company culture….what do you do now?

Are these large national and international firms of combined technical talents good for our industry?  What do you think?

April 16, 2008 at 7:42 pm 3 comments


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