Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers Global economic uncertainty generated fewer acquisitions in 2012, but there were three 'mega-deals,' each worth more than $1 billion when completed. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers Acquirers are also focusing on synergies in deals, as well as "human capital and a technological competitive edge." Related Links: PricewaterhouseCoopers/engineering & construction EFCG Inc. Morrissey Goodale AEC Management Solutions The buying and selling of firms in the engineering-and-construction sector, particularly across borders, has fallen off this year as participants "wait and see" whether global economic, financial and political signs improve, say merger-and-acquisition industry experts.Financial investors appear to be stepping into the E&C sector in
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.