Natick, MA (September 20, 2023) – GHK Capital Partners LP (GHK), a middle-market private equity firm, acquired WSB & Associates, Inc. (WSB), an infrastructure engineering consulting firm serving transportation, environmental, utility, renewable energy and other critical infrastructure end-markets across the Midwest and Central states.

This partnership will enable WSB to pursue an aggressive growth strategy including expansion into new end-markets and geographies, strategic investment into digital construction and other technology initiatives, and an active M&A program, with the aim to build a national-scale firm under a unified WSB banner.

Concurrent with the acquisition of WSB, GHK also completed the acquisition of EST Inc. (EST), a leading transportation infrastructure engineering consulting firm with operations across Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and California. GHK subsequently contributed EST into WSB to create a leading platform operating under the WSB banner with over 1,100 highly skilled employees providing full-service engineering solutions across some of the most attractive markets in the United States.

Gil Klemann, Managing Partner of GHK, said, “We are thrilled to partner with the WSB team. WSB has established a clear leadership position and strong reputation in its markets through differentiated execution and the ability to attract and retain best-in-class talent. We believe WSB, led by its entrepreneurial leadership team, is well-positioned for future growth and represents a fantastic entry point to play multiple compelling secular trends in the critical infrastructure space.”

For more details about this transaction click here.

Morrissey Goodale, a specialized management consulting and research firm exclusively serving the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries, initiated the transactions and advised GHK.

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