TRC announced it has acquired Vali Cooper & Associates Inc. (VC&A), a California infrastructure firm that manages transportation, water/wastewater, utility and facilities projects.
“VC&A is a leading construction management firm in California and has an excellent reputation throughout the industry, especially in the public sector,” said TRC CEO Chris Vincze. “This key acquisition aligns with our strategic growth strategy and will help diversify our robust portfolio of infrastructure services in one of the strongest markets in the country.”
Based in Concord, Calif., VC&A has 200 employees. Its clients include the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the California Department of Water Resources, Bay Area Rapid Transit and municipalities, water/flood control districts, private entities and utilities across California. With the deal, TRC now has nearly 600 employees in California providing engineering and management services in the infrastructure, oil and gas, environmental and power markets.
“Expanding our construction services capabilities will deepen the relationships we have with our clients and allow us to better serve them as a full-service engineering and management consultant,” said Doug Massih, president of TRC’s Infrastructure Sector. “VC&A brings a strong leadership team and talented staff into our company, and they will play a key role in growing our infrastructure business, especially in California.”
The deal is the first major acquisition for TRC since it went private last June following its sale to New Mountain Capital. The opportunity was introduced to TRC by Matheson Financial Advisors Inc., an AEC-focused corporate finance and investment banking firm that represented VC&A and its shareholders.