DESIGN, ENGINEERING TECH
Ardurra Group | February 02, 2023
On February 1, 2023, Littlejohn & Co. LLC, a renowned private investment firm, announced that it has partnered with the firm's employees and management to acquire Ardurra Group, Inc., a leading provider of multidisciplinary engineering and design services to the transportation, water and aviation end-markets. Ardurra's management team and employees will retain a major stake in the business. The Financial Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ardurra, headquartered in Miami, FL, provides intricated design and engineering services for water, transportation and aviation to end markets in the Southeast, Central, Southwest, and Northwest regions of the United States. Ardurra's services positively impact the country's vital infrastructures by offering innovative and technology-driven solutions to municipalities, state government entities, utilities, and enterprises. Ardurra's work allows local communities to supply citizens with clean water, implement transit and transportation solutions, treat wastewater, and construct sustainable, resilient infrastructure.
Ardurra's CEO Ernesto Aguilar commented, "We set out to build a culture-focused firm that provides exceptional solutions to our clients through the hard work and commitment of our talented employees." He added, "Littlejohn has an impressive track record of building enduring value for its portfolio companies, and we are excited to partner with them as our Company enters this new chapter. Littlejohn shares Ardurra's values and commitment to providing world-class service, and this partnership will enable us to accelerate growth while we continue to innovate as one of the country's leading engineering and design firms."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Ardurra Group, Inc
Ardurra provides intricate engineering and design services for water, transportation and aviation to end markets in the Southeast, Central, Southwest, and Northwest regions of the United States. With a sizeable community of specialists, engineers, and designers, it provides a unique blend of expertise and innovation. Ardurra's services positively impact the country's vital infrastructures by offering municipalities, state government entities, utilities, and enterprises innovative and technology-driven solutions. The company has about 1,250 highly skilled employees across 70+ offices and was ranked No. 114 on the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Firms list for 2021.
LinQuest Corporation | February 03, 2023
LinQuest Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions for the U.S. military and intelligence communities, recently announced the acquisition of Hellebore Consulting Group, a next-generation software engineering firm with expertise in DevSecOps software systems and solutions assisting high-priority missions that will safeguard the future of air dominance. This agreement strengthens the capacity of both organizations to assist AFMC and other Dayton clients with their digital transformation initiatives.
Hellebore was founded in 2018 and is based in Beavercreek, Ohio, where it will collaborate with LinQuest's Integrated Analytics & Support Line of Business.
President and CEO of LinQuest, Greg Young, said, “Hellebore’s experience with agile software development and its track record supporting the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will catalyze LinQuest’s leading role in moving AFLCMC to a digital future.” He added, "This partnership with the Hellebore team will help enable our customers to advance the state-of-the-art in autonomous technologies."
(Source – Businesswire)
Hellebore Co-founders John Farrier and Dan Squibb, stated, "We are excited about this decision to partner with LinQuest." They also added, "Our combined teams bring full spectrum solutions to AFLCMC in software development, systems engineering, and mission systems software solutions."
(Source – Businesswire)
About LinQuest Corporation
LinQuest is a national security space leading firm that facilitates military and intelligence operations via the development, integration, and operation of mission-critical systems and sophisticated digital solutions. It delivers highly valued, cutting-edge, and cost-effective technology solutions to government, civil, and commercial clients in the United States. Its services and products include the creation, testing, operation, and maintenance of mission-critical capabilities and projects ranging from sophisticated systems and architectures to very complex businesses formed of system families. By integrating technical and operational domain knowledge with process discipline, the business offers excellent performance across the life cycle of initiatives.
KP Engineering | February 01, 2023
On January 31, 2023, KP Engineering (KPE), a pioneer in the design and implementation of customized EPC solutions for the refining, hydrogen, syngas, and renewable fuels sectors, announced that The Shaw Group (Shaw), a leading pipe and module fabricator, has finalized the acquisition of its assets. In the future, the company will be known as KP Shaw, LLC.
Shaw has established itself as a leading fabrication firm in the United States and the Middle East, employing 1500 people across six high-end facilities. This strategic acquisition will allow Shaw to provide comprehensive engineering, procurement, and fabrication (EPF) project solutions to a broad range of industries worldwide. Shaw will now offer exceptional modular and EPF solutions to the hydrogen and chemical, oil and gas, and renewable fuels and energy industries, thanks to KPE's 19-year record of outstanding engineering, procurement, and project management.
Shaw acquired all KP Engineering's assets and ongoing activities, including facility leases.
The Shaw Group will run KP Shaw, LLC as a subsidiary. The new entity's branding will be established over the following months.
William E. Preston, who will continue as the President and CEO of KP Shaw, LLC, commented, "This acquisition serves to fulfill an urgent requirement for bankable EPF service capacity in the growing North American market. KPE enhances the services in Shaw's already strong portfolio of offerings, which includes pipe, module, and structural steel fabrication, induction bending and specialty coating services. The integration of Shaw's high-quality services will enable us to better meet the needs of our well-established customer base and will also provide us with fresh opportunities to engage with new customers on a global scale."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About KP Engineering
Founded in 2004, KPE is a leading, process-driven EPC solutions provider to the energy industry. The company has developed a distinct culture, structure, and strategy that uses deep engineering knowledge and a distinctive project management methodology to provide excellent EPC services. It strives to deliver value-based engineering, procurement, and project management solutions to the specialty chemical, refining, and renewable sectors at a cost that allows clients to meet their safety, economic, environmental, and performance goals.