April 2018 THE KEYSTONE: SPRING 2018 M&A Commentrary Preview The second half of 2017 was marked by a significant rebound in M&A activity in the AE space. Following a number of industry-changing deals in 2016 and during first of half 2017, the second half of the year saw the likes of Amec Foster Wheeler, WS Atkins, Versar, and CH2M Hill get acquired, continuing to significantly reshape the landscape of the AE industry. In addition, NV5 Global continues to be active. There were 34 deals that successfully closed in Q4 2017 to close out a great year of AE M&A activity... Chartwell's AE Practice Chartwell has a dedicated team of professionals specializing in AE companies. We represent companies, shareholders, and fiduciaries in transactions, valuations, and specialized services designed to optimize ownership and corporate capital structure. Our AE client portfolio spans over 100 clients throughout the U.S. and includes the following types of companies: Architecture & Design, Civil, Construction Management, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Mining, Structural, and Technical Services & Testing. Please contact Chris Staloch, Managing Director & AE Practice Leader, for more information!