Jacobs Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

EngineeringCompany

Jacobs has acquired 32 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Jacobs’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired CH2M for $3.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Jacobs Engineering Group - Energy Chemicals and Resources to Worley Limited for $3.3B. Jacobs has acquired in 11 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include engineering (41%) and information technology (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 8

Jacobs

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

1999 Bryan Street Suite 1200,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States,
(214) 583-8500
www.jacobs.com

Jacobs is a provider of professional technical and engineering services. Jacobs offers a full-spectrum of support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, operations and maintenance. Jacobs was formed in 1947 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 26 - 2 2 1 1 32
vol $5.2B $1.2B $6.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $3.3B $3.3B
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
StreetLight Data, Inc. 2022-02-07 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.streetlightdata.com
BlackLynx 2021-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Rockville, Maryland · www.blacklynx.tech
PA Consulting Group Ltd. 2020-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.paconsulting.com
The Buffalo Group 2020-11-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.thebuffalogroup.com
John Wood Group PLC - Nuclear Business 2019-08-20 385M GBP Divestiture
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The KEYW Holding Corp. 2019-04-22 815M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hanover, Maryland · www.keywcorp.com
Jacobs Engineering Group - Energy, Chemicals and Resources 2018-10-21 3.3B USD Divestiture
Pasadena, California
Blue Canopy Group LLC 2017-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.bluecanopy.com
CH2M, Inc. 2017-08-02 3.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Englewood, Colorado · www.ch2m.com
Aquenta Consulting Pty Ltd. 2017-01-29 - Divestiture
Brisbane, Australia · www.aquenta.com.au
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Engineering 13 (41%) 3.9B (62%) - -
Information Technology 8 (25%) 59M (1%) - -
Business Services 7 (22%) 1.2B (19%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) 385M (6%) 1 (100%) 3.3B (100%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - - -
Construction 1 (3%) - - -
Software 1 (3%) 815M (13%) - -
Total 32 $6.4B 1 $3.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 22 4.1B 1 3.3B
  California 4 - 1 3.3B
  Texas 4 - - -
  Virginia 4 59M - -
  Maryland 3 815M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 3.3B - -
United Kingdom 4 385M - -
Australia 2 1.2B - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Morocco 1 - - -
Norway 1 675M - -
Domestic 22 (69%) 4.1B (65%) 1 (100%) 3.3B (100%)
Cross-border 10 (31%) 2.3B (35%) - -
Total 32 $6.4B 1 $3.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Guggenheim Securities
1
Legal Deals
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
5
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2
Paul Hastings LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.9B
< $100M 1 $59M
TOTAL $6.4B
Largest CH2M, Inc.
$3.3B (2017-08-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $3.3B
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest Jacobs Engineering Group - Energy, Chemicals and Resources
$3.3B (2018-10-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Strategic(s)
19%
6 (19%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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