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2015 A/E M&A Outlook – Industry Consolidation Rolls On

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2015 A/E M&A Outlook – Industry Consolidation Rolls On

Duration:60 minutes


Fueled by an improving national economy and design climate as well as a pent-up demand for industry ownership transition, A/E M&A activity has seen a resurgence of buyers and sellers. Whether though global mega-combinations or mid-sized mergers, the underlying structural forces impacting consolidation and competitive positioning remain intact. How will it all shake out? In this webinar presentation, Steve Gido, Principal of ROG+Partners,will assess the current M&A environment, highlight recent notable transactions, analyze valuation trends, and discuss the health of the M&A market heading into 2015.


Steve Gido, CFA

Principle Rusk, O’Brien, Gido + Partners   Steve specializes in corporate financial advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, ownership transition plans, and strategic planning for engineering, architecture, environmental consulting, and construction firms. He leads ROG+ Partners’ merger and acquisition practice and has advised on a wide number of A/E/C transactions, representing both buyers and sellers of all sizes and disciplines. Steve has been interviewed and quoted on M&A activity for many industry trade periodicals including CE News, Engineering News Record, Environmental Business Journal, Architect, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Architectural Record, and Interior & Sources Magazine. In addition, he has led and spoken at dozens of A/E and environmental industry seminars, webinars, and conferences on M&A activity, trends, and tactics. Prior to forming Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners, Steve led the merger and acquisition practice at ZweigWhite. Prior to joining ZweigWhite, Steve was an investment banking professional with Deutsche Bank in McLean, Virginia, where he was responsible for capital raising, restructuring, and merger and acquisition assignments for companies in the mid-Atlantic region. He also worked in mergers and acquisitions and syndicated finance for Chase Securities in New York, structuring and executing numerous debt financing and advisory transactions across a variety of industries. In addition, Steve was a financial analyst and contract surety bond underwriter with USF&G in Baltimore, where he analyzed performance and payment guarantees for multinational contractors and construction services companies. Steve received a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, having completed the three-year program of study and examinations concentrating on securities valuation and investments. Steve resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and daughter.

Matt Ball

Editorial Director and Founder V1 Media   Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream. Prior to this publishing effort, Matt was editor-in-chief of GeoWorld magazine for seven years, and managed all aspects of the GeoTec Event, Canada's largest geospatial industry tradeshow. Before working in the geospatial industry press, he worked for the Geological Society of America and studied magazine publishing at New York University. Matt is located in Denver, Colorado.
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