AECOM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business ServicesCompany

AECOM has acquired 13 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

AECOM’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired URS for $6.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Amentum Services to Lindsay Goldberg for $2.4B. AECOM has acquired in 4 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (50%) and construction (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 6

AECOM

AECOM

300 South Grand Avenue 9th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90071
United States,
(213) 593-8100
www.aecom.com

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients around the world. AECOM provides planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, and program and construction management services for a broad range of projects, including highways, airports, bridges, mass transit systems, government and commercial buildings, water and wastewater facilities and power transmission and distribution. AECOM also provides program and facilities management and maintenance, training, logistics, security and other support services, primarily for agencies of the US government. AECOM was formed in 1980 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 - - - - 1 12
vol $6.5B $6.5B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 - 2 2 - - 5
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sable Leigh Consultancy Ltd. 2022-02-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.slcrail.com
AECOM - Civil Construction Business 2020-12-10 - Divestiture
Los Angeles, California
United Engineers & Constructors, Inc. 2020-10-16 - Divestiture
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey · www.ueci.com
Amentum Services, Inc. 2019-10-14 2.4B USD Divestiture
Germantown, Maryland · www.amentum.com
AECOM - Production Services Division 2019-06-28 42M USD Divestiture
, Alberta
Shimmick Construction Co., Inc. 2017-07-06 175M USD Add-on Acquisition
Oakland, California · www.shimmick.com
AECOM - Quality Programs Business 2015-07-13 - Divestiture
Los Angeles, California
URS Corp. 2014-10-17 6.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.urscorp.com
Hunt Construction Group, Inc. 2014-07-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis,, Indiana · huntconstructiongroup.com
ACE International Consultants S.L. 2014-07-14 - Merger
Madrid, España., Spain · www.aceconsultants.eu
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 6 (50%) 355M (5%) - -
Construction 3 (25%) 6.2B (95%) 2 (40%) -
Engineering 2 (17%) - 1 (20%) 2.4B (98%)
Environmental 1 (8%) - - -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (20%) 42M (2%)
Staffing - - 1 (20%) -
Total 12 $6.5B 5 $2.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 6.5B 4 2.4B
  California 3 6.2B 2 -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Virginia 1 355M - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  New Jersey - - 1 -
  Maryland - - 1 2.4B
Canada 1 - 1 42M
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Alberta - - 1 42M
Australia 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (58%) 6.5B (100%) 4 (80%) 2.4B (98%)
Cross-border 5 (42%) - 1 (20%) 42M (2%)
Total 12 $6.5B 5 $2.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
DBO Partners LLC
3
Moelis & Co.
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
3
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $6.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $530M
TOTAL $6.5B
Largest URS Corp.
$6.0B (2014-10-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.4B
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Amentum Services, Inc.
$2.4B (2019-10-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
60%
3 (60%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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