Stambaugh Ness Advises on Strategic Environmental Engineering Acquisition

January 15, 2024

Resource Management Associates and GEI Consultants Unite to Promote Sustainable Solutions in Environmental Engineering.

Engineering Acquisition Resource Management Associates (RMA) Acquired by GEI Consultants SN Initiated the Transaction and Advised RMA on all Aspects of the Transaction. December 2023Stambaugh Ness (SN), a leading professional services firm specializing in the engineering and architectural industries, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a significant environmental engineering acquisition in Davis, California. This strategic acquisition involved the transfer of Resource Management Associates to GEI Consultants, part of the GISI family of companies. SN’s Merger & Acquisition (M&A) team served as the exclusive advisor to the selling shareholders throughout the transaction process.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, Resource Management Associates (RMA) is a pioneer in developing numerical models and software systems that support water resources engineering and management. RMA’s staff boasts advanced degrees and deep knowledge of surface water systems, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta.

GEI Consultants, a national leader in geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering, brings extensive experience to the partnership. As an employee-owned firm with over 1,400 staff and 56 offices throughout the United States, GEI has worked on over 50,000 projects globally.

“We are humbled to have had the opportunity to work with these two incredible firms and could not have imagined a better match,” said Jeff Adams, CPA, CM&AA Director, Mergers and Acquisitions at Stambaugh Ness. “It will be fascinating to see how RMA and GEI collaborate and build upon their respective knowledge as they address the real-world challenges presented by their clients. The biggest beneficiary of this union will undoubtedly be our natural environment, and that’s a win for all.”

While key transaction details remain confidential, GEI has adhered to its customary practice of extending company ownership opportunities to all RMA employees.

This transformative alliance sets the stage for a new era in environmental engineering, where the combined expertise of RMA and GEI Consultants promises groundbreaking solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients and the preservation of our natural environment.

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Stambaugh Ness is a multi-discipline, professional services firm serving clients nationally with a strategic focus on the architecture and engineering, professional services, construction and real estate, and manufacturing industries.  Through the Stambaugh Ness family of companies, clients have access to a sophisticated menu of services, including compliance, government contract services, strategic tax solutions, technology and cyber risk advisory, data solutions, Microsoft solutions, Deltek ERP software, strategic growth advisory, workforce and talent solutions, outsourced accounting, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions. 

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