Bowman Enters into Definitive Purchase Agreement with Petrochemical Industry Experts Excellence Engineering, LLC
RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “Bowman”) (NASDAQ: BWMN), today announced it had entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Tulsa, Oklahoma based Excellence Engineering, LLC (“EEI”), a leading full-service provider of engineering, procurement, project management, and automation services to clients operating in and supporting the petrochemical, hydrogen, industrial and electric vehicle industries. Established in 2001 by current president and CEO Deyona “Dee” Hays, the firm has grown to become a highly regarded, multi-discipline engineering firm providing turnkey projects from concept through operational completion. The firm’s staff of professionals will become Bowman employees in connection with the acquisition. Closing is expected to occur in early October, subject to usual and customary closing conditions.
“Dee has built an extremely dynamic and successful business serving an impressive list of oil and gas, industrial, and sustainable energy production clients along with clients involved in the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure,” said Gary Bowman, chairman and CEO of Bowman. “In addition to being a licensed professional engineer, Dee is a highly accomplished and recognized leader in her field. Excellence’s suite of services and industry focus align with our strategic growth initiatives, and I could not be happier to welcome their team to Bowman. We are excited about the synergies that this acquisition presents.”
“Our pipeline of acquisition opportunities remains robust,” added Bowman. “We are confident that our unique organizational structure and disciplined approach to acquisitions and organic growth investment will continue to position us to advance our long-term strategic objectives.”
“Joining with Bowman feels like the natural next chapter in our story,” said Dee Hays, founder, president, and CEO of Excellence Engineering. “We have accomplished great things during our nearly 25 years in business and I am confident we will accomplish even more as part of Bowman. Given their experience and reach in both the oil and gas and the renewables industries, I am extremely confident that this combination of teams, skills and clients will generate meaningful growth for all of us.”
Financed with a combination of cash, seller notes, and equity, the acquisition falls within previously discussed target multiple and operating metric ranges and is expected to be immediately accretive. The Company anticipates the acquisition will initially operate at an annualized net service billing run rate of approximately $4.0 million. More detailed information on M&A activities, pipeline, and guidance updates are provided in connection with scheduled quarterly and annual communications.
About Excellence Engineering, LLC
Since 2001, Excellence Engineering, an ISNetworld safety certified firm, has been providing civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, process, instrumentation, automation, and controls engineering services for clients in addition to project management and procurement services for a multitude of projects for the oil and gas, utility, industrial, renewables and EV charging industries. Excellence works on a variety of assignments involving facilities for the midstream and upstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, including distribution and storage systems, metering, complete automated controls systems, truck/rail/marine terminals, and plant & refinery upgrades. In addition, the firm provides engineering for renewable or “green” focused projects including electrical vehicle charging infrastructure, RNG, CHP additions and hydrogen fueling facility design as well as process safety management consulting services. For more information on Excellence Engineering, LLC, their projects, and their services, visit www.eeinco.com.
About Bowman Consulting Group Ltd.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Bowman is an engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop, and maintain the built environment. With nearly 2,000 employees and more than 80 offices throughout the United States, Bowman provides a variety of planning, engineering, geospatial, construction management, commissioning, environmental consulting, land procurement and other technical services to customers operating in a diverse set of regulated end markets. Bowman trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol BWMN. For more information, visit bowman.com or investors.bowman.com.
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