Architecture, Engineering, Construction ("AEC")

Building “critical mass”, industry consolidations. Succession planning of the leadership team.

Meritage Partners boasts an intimate understanding of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (“AEC”) industry, with a keen awareness of its ever-evolving landscape. This insight proves invaluable in shepherding our clients through the intricate merger and acquisition process.

In recent years, the AEC sector has witnessed a surge in merger and acquisition activities. Larger entities tirelessly consolidate and fortify their positions, enhancing competitiveness through the acquisition of smaller firms. This trend is poised to persist in a highly fragmented market where service offerings, scale, and geographic presence are pivotal determinants of success.

Meritage Partners specializes in representing small and mid-sized firms pursuing growth capital and strategic mergers and acquisitions. We adeptly navigate this diverse market sector, not only to fulfill management’s exit goals but also to optimize the company’s value, ensuring its continued growth and sustainability. We understand the unique culture of each firm and its imperative to find the perfect fit in an acquiring entity. Additionally, we recognize the paramount importance of leadership team succession planning, a critical component for the enduring prosperity of transitioning firms.

Meritage Partners stands as a trusted resource for companies aiming for a seamless transition. Our expert advisors and exclusive network of investors form the bedrock of our success.”


The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry encompasses a wide range of sectors. Here is a list of some of the key sectors we advise in:

  • Architecture
    Firms specializing in architectural design and planning for buildings and structures.

  • Engineering
    Includes various engineering disciplines such as civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering.

  • Construction
    Involves the actual construction of buildings and infrastructure projects.

  • Real Estate Development
    Firms involved in acquiring, developing, and managing real estate properties.

  • Urban Planning
    Focuses on designing and planning urban areas, including zoning, land use, and transportation planning.

  • Land Development
    Involves preparing land for construction, including grading, infrastructure development, and utilities.

  • Interior Design
    Specializes in designing the interior spaces of buildings, including aesthetics, functionality, and ergonomics.

  • Facilities Management
    Encompasses the management and maintenance of built assets, including commercial and institutional facilities.

  • Surveying and Geospatial
    Utilizes surveying and mapping technologies to gather geospatial data for various purposes.

  • Environmental Consulting
    Provides environmental assessments, compliance, and remediation services.

  • Construction Management
    Offers project management and oversight services during the construction phase.

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    Involves the use of digital models and data to design and manage construction projects.

  • Energy and Sustainability
    Focuses on energy-efficient and sustainable building design and practices.

  • Transportation and Infrastructure
    Encompasses the planning, design, and construction of transportation systems and infrastructure projects.

  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
    Specializes in water supply, wastewater treatment, and environmental engineering.

  • Materials and Building Technologies
    Involves the research and development of construction materials and building technologies.

  • Acoustics and Noise Control
    Addresses sound and noise control in buildings and urban areas.

  • Historic Preservation
    Focuses on preserving and restoring historic buildings and landmarks.

  • Fire Protection Engineering
    Specializes in fire safety and prevention measures in buildings.

  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP)
    Covers the design and installation of building systems related to HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), electrical, and plumbing.

  • Security and Safety Engineering
    Addresses security systems and safety measures in buildings and public spaces.

  • Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering
    Focuses on transportation planning, traffic management, and infrastructure design for roadways.

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