Consulting Sector M&A Deals for week beginning 20th April

businessman doing handstand on the beachUtilitywise Plc (UK) acquired t-mac Technologies Limited (UK)
Deal Size: $33m Industry: Business Consulting Date: April 2015
Utilitywise (AIM:UTW), an independent utility cost management consultancy, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of t-mac Technologies. T-mac Technologies develops energy management solutions in the UK. The acquisition is in line with Utilitywise’s strategy of broadening its service offering and, in particular, expanding into energy management systems. t-mac’s modern, cloud-based technology provides Utilitywise with the assets and skills to offer new value-added subscription services to its customers covering procurement, management, monitoring, and reduction of electricity, gas and water.

K3 Business Technology Group plc (UK) acquired Willow Starcom Ltd (UK)
Deal Size: $2.6m Industry: IT Consulting Date: April 2015
K3 Business Technology Group PLC has acquired Willow Starcom Ltd from Access Intelligence PLC for $2.6 million in cash. Willow was established in 1990 and is based in Greater Manchester, in North West England. It is an IT support services company with cloud computing capabilities. “Willow is highly complementary to K3’s existing hosting and managed services activities and the business can be very readily integrated. The addition of Willow Starcom will broaden our existing offering within hosting and managed services and brings additional expertise and skills to our team. We believe that there is significant potential to expand our hosting and managed services activities and this acquisition is part of our strategy to realise that growth opportunity”, K3 Chief Executive David Bolton said in a statement. K3 Technology Group supplies computer software and consultancy services in the UK.

Mazars Group (France) merged with Roever Broenner Susat (Germany)
Deal Size: $2.6m Industry: Financial Advisory Date: April 2015
Accountancy firm Mazars has merged with German rival Roever Broenner Susat to create a business with more than 1000 staff, 68 partners and a turnover of €110 million. The merger means Mazars will rise several places amongst the largest German firms, moving from 15th to 8th position. “This is great news for Mazars in the UK, as Germany is the UK’s second largest export market globally after the US. We already work with a significant number of German-based clients, as well as UK clients doing business in Germany. The merger gives us further opportunities to strengthen our Anglo-German business. To support growth we have established a new German desk, drawing on the skills of staff from across six UK offices”, International Board member and Mazars UK senior partner Phil Verity said. Roever Broenner Susat is one of Germany’s leading independent medium-sized audit and tax consulting firms with 54 partners and 750 employees across 10 offices.

CGG (France) acquired Taurus Reservoir Solutions Ltd. (Canada)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Engineering Consulting Date: April 2015
CGG has acquired Taurus Reservoir Solutions Ltd. Taurus offers reservoir and geomechanical simulation and engineering technology along with consulting services to the global petroleum industry. With an offering that spans single-well to large field-scale solutions, Taurus brings new subsurface understanding to both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. CGG’s GeoConsulting Business Line offers a broad range of geological and geophysical (G&G) consulting services and non-exclusive products to the E&P industry. The addition of Taurus will strengthen CGG’s G&G expertise and help clients make more informed decisions across the E&P lifecycle, from where to drill and how to best complete wells, to optimizing production over the life of the field.

The Newport Group (USA) acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: HR Consulting Date: April 2015
Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent, an executive search services provider targeting the programmatic, AdTech and data analytics industries. The Newport Group targets technical and senior management positions within the oil and gas, life sciences, real estate development, construction, environmental engineering and asset management industries. The acquisition now expands its footprint into marketing and big data markets throughout North America. The terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

Lambert Smith Hampton Limited (UK) acquired Tushingham Moore LLP (UK)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Business Consulting Date: April 2015
Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton, which forms part of Countrywide plc, has announced the acquisition of Tushingham Moore. As the largest retail property specialist outside London, Tushingham Moore is active throughout the UK and represents a diverse range of retailers, institutions, developers and private investors. The team works with over 50 shopping centres as well a significant number of high street retailers across their UK property portfolios. Ezra Nahome, CEO of Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “Tushingham Moore has an outstanding retail agency team, works with all of the main players in retail property, and has an unrivalled insight into its core market. Bringing Tushingham Moore into the Lambert Smith Hampton fold accelerates our plans to create a best-in-class retail team on a national basis, and builds on the successful acquisition of BTWShiells last year. It further complements the expertise we gained when we brought on board ES Group last month.”

NV5 Holdings Inc (USA) acquired Mendoza & Associates (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Management Consulting Date: April 2015
NV5 Holdings, Inc. a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced that it has acquired Richard J. Mendoza, Inc., a program management firm that specializes in the provision of construction program consulting services to public and private clients in the transportation and clean water/wastewater industries. The acquisition will be immediately accretive to NV5’s earnings and was made through a combination of cash and notes. Mendoza & Associates is based in San Francisco and has seven offices throughout California. “With this acquisition we are strengthening our foothold with transportation clients in California through the expansion of our service offerings to include a full range of program management capabilities. We believe the opportunity for synergy between our Infrastructure Transportation group and Mendoza’s professionals is a particularly promising one”, said Dickerson Wright, Chairman and CEO.

T.Y. Lin International Group Ltd. (USA) acquired Lindbergh and Associates LLC (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Engineering Consulting Date: April 2015
US-based infrastructure consulting firm T.Y. Lin International has purchased US-based architectural and engineering services Lindbergh and Associates from engineering solutions company O’Brien and Gere. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lindbergh and Associates provides technical services to clients in the Federal market. Lindbergh and Associates will serve as a platform for TYLI as the firm continues to strengthen and diversify its markets across the Southeast and build a strong Federal services program.

Fuoco Group (USA) merged with MCG Financial Services, Approved Accounting Associates and NHC Hospitality Consultants (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Management Consulting Date: April 2015
Fuoco Group, a leading full-service accountancy and advisory firm, is proud to announce its merger with MCG Financial Services, Approved Accounting Associates and NHC Hospitality Consultants, a trilogy of accounting and consulting firms (“MCG”) based in Boca Raton, FL founded and operated by Joel Mason, CPA. In addition to providing traditional accounting and tax services, Joel Mason’s vast experience in the Hotel & Hospitality sector, as well as other industries, provides added diverse knowledge and capabilities to the Fuoco Group. “We are very pleased with this latest merger and welcome Joel Mason and his staff into our firm“, said Lou Fuoco, Chairman & CEO of Fuoco Group. “Not only does this merger increase our market share and overall capabilities in Southeast Florida, but it adds a hotel and hospitality niche to our organization that was otherwise a general service.”

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