Related Links: FMI Website PricewaterhouseCoopers/engineering&construction practice website Acquisition has been a key component of construction-firm growth strategy in recent years. Recent surveys indicate that economic and political uncertainties have slowed the buying and selling trend in 2012, which makes attention to risk factors in an M&A deal all the more critical.PricewaterhouseCoopers reported 30 global engineering- and construction-sector deals (those worth $50 million or more), for a total of $11.8 billion, in this year's third quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to 52 deals worth nearly $22.7 billion for the same quarter last year.H. Kent Goetjen, PwC's E&C sector leader, says the
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.