Architecture Engineering & Environmental Services

September 2018

Sectorwatch

M&A activity remains strong in the AEC sector, with roughly a deal announced every other day in the month of August. Industry consolidation is anticipated to continue for the foreseeable future, stemming from market strength, growth opportunities, and owners seeking options for ownership transition.

 

Industry Trends:

  • Current revenue growth rate exceeds the average of the last 3 years, indicating that market momentum is increasing
  • Current gross profit margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years gross profit margin, indicating supplier pricing power
  • Current EBITDA margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years EBITDA margin, a condition that may attract new entrants