Compass Group acquires EPIC Systems

Compass Group Equity Partners has acquired St. Louis, Missouri-based EPIC Systems Inc, an engineering company, industrial automation engineering and fabrication firm. No financial terms were disclosed.


ST. LOUIS, MO – Compass Group Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, is pleased to announce the acquisition of EPIC Systems, Inc., through a newly formed entity, EPIC Systems Group, LLC.

The acquisition will facilitate growth and injects new expertise into EPIC’s core business groups. John Schott will continue in his leadership role as President and retain an ownership position in the company. All employees and members of EPIC’s executive leadership team remain on board.

“We look forward to joining Compass Group, which will expand our capabilities and industry footprint,” said Schott. “Our team provides practical design/ build solutions, built on years of plant & project management experience. Adding Compass Group will allow us to add talent and infrastructure, to grow more quickly and continue to be the market leader in the process engineering space. We will be able to stay on the forefront of industry advancements and practical engineered systems.”

“The most valuable and important asset of a company is its people and John (Schott) has assembled a great organization and a great group. People are what we are interested in investing in,” said Bill Morgan, Compass Group Operating Partner.

About Compass Group Equity Partners
Founded in 2014, Compass Group Equity Partners is a St. Louis-based private equity firm with a record of success in acquiring and building lower middle-market companies. Compass Group’s investors are comprised of family offices and the principals of Compass Group. By leveraging the expertise of these individuals, in addition to capital, Compass Group provides hands-on support and resources to aid management teams in exceeding historical performance and accelerating growth.

About EPIC Systems Inc.
EPIC Systems is an experienced multi-discipline process engineering company, industrial automation engineering, and fabrication firm. They build high quality equipment and systems using proven engineering that makes EPIC and their clients proud. EPIC provides turnkey solutions for modular process systems, pilot plants, distillation systems, integrated packaging and assembly lines, industrial automation engineering, and machine vision system integration.

EPIC Systems is located in St. Louis, Missouri USA. For more information on about EPIC, visit their company website at