The UK construction market has been in recovery mode, and engineering consultancies have been performing strongly. Given the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, it is unclear whether this recovery will continue uninterrupted.
The global M&A market for engineering consultancies has been robust, with market leaders making bold statements of intent and deal multiples climbing.
Cross border deals have been prevalent as companies drive for scale on a global basis, seek out complementary skills and look to diversify macroeconomic risk. Consultancies with a unique practice or a prestigious brand name are particularly highly sought after, and can attract a premium multiple.
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