Ottawa-based diversified engineering company McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd has acquired ARA Engineering Ltd, a provider of transportation infrastructure engineering consulting services based in Calgary. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal was supported with an investment from Canadian private equity firm Signal Hill Equity Partners, which has backed McIntosh Perry since 2016. James Johnson, managing partner of Signal Hill, said the buy supplements the company’s infrastructure engineering capabilities in Western Canada as it continues to expand across the Canadian industry.
Signal Hill Provides Investment to Support McIntosh Perry’s Growth
McIntosh Perry expands infrastructure engineering capabilities in Western Canada with the addition of Alberta-based ARA Engineering
TORONTO – January 10th, 2018 – McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. (McIntosh Perry) is pleased to announce that it has acquired ARA Engineering Ltd. (ARA), a provider of transportation infrastructure engineering consulting services to public and private sector clients throughout Alberta. “This transaction supplements our infrastructure engineering capabilities in Western Canada and we are thrilled to support McIntosh Perry as it continues its growth across the Canadian engineering services industry,” stated James Johnson, Managing Partner of Signal Hill Equity Partners. Signal Hill provided growth capital to facilitate the transaction.
“The addition of ARA complements our growth strategy in Western Canada, especially in public infrastructure,” said Gus Sarrouh, CEO, McIntosh Perry. “By adding ARA’s team of talented and experienced individuals, we are well positioned to expand in Alberta and British Columbia, and continue our path to become the pre-eminent national engineering firm. We are very excited to welcome ARA, a company with such a solid reputation and a long history in the Alberta market, to the McIntosh Perry family.”
Based in Calgary, ARA’s prime objective is to serve clients by completing projects on schedule and within the allocated budget while maintaining high standards and providing cost-effective solutions. ARA offers a range of engineering services focused on transportation infrastructure; including roadway design, structural design, urban development, material testing, materials engineering, surveying, environmental services, airport design, contract administration, and project management.
“We are thrilled to have Aziz and his team join McIntosh Perry and look forward to working together as we continue our growth,” said Imran Siddiqui, Partner at Signal Hill Equity Partners. “This is a tremendous opportunity to better support our clients by drawing on McIntosh Perry’s deep expertise and success in completing transportation infrastructure projects. McIntosh Perry has an outstanding reputation of delivering excellent client service and developing a positive corporate culture. We look forward to working with the McIntosh Perry team towards accelerating our growth trajectory in Western Canada,” said Aziz Razoky, President of ARA.
About McIntosh Perry
McIntosh Perry, a national, diversified engineering firm, offers a full range of consulting engineering services and technical solutions for public and private sector clients that encompasses every stage of a project, including surveying, environmental and geotechnical engineering, building science, contract administration, project management, municipal engineering and land development engineering and planning. McIntosh Perry has more than 600 engineers, project managers and technical experts in the Greater Toronto area, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Kingston, Perth, Pembroke and North Bay. For more information, please visit www.mcintoshperry.com
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