RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank
focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that
Callison, LLC (Callison), a global architecture and interior design firm
and portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners (Blue Point), has
entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ARCADIS NV
(ENXTAM: ARCAD). ARCADIS is a leading global natural and built asset
design and consultancy firm. Through the cross-border pending
acquisition, ARCADIS intends to leverage the activities of Callison with
the existing capabilities of its subsidiary RTKL to create a global
leader in high level design and architecture. Harris Williams & Co. is
acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Callison. The transaction
is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014 and is subject to
approval by Chinese authorities (for operations in China) and customary
closing requirements. It is being led by John
Neuner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office and Todd
Conaty, and Zach England of Harris Williams & Co.’s San Francisco
“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Callison and
to represent Blue Point on a successful exit. Callison has established
the leading position in global retail and mixed use architecture and
design services through its unique design approach called ‘User Driven
Design.’ This approach fosters long-term client relationships by
prioritizing each client’s business objectives throughout the design
process and promotes a continuous culture of improvement,” said John
Neuner, managing director at Harris Williams & Co.
“ARCADIS is acquiring the premier retail architecture and design firm in
the world, providing unmatched design innovation, client support, and
services,” said Matt Conaty, vice president at Harris Williams & Co.
“During the past several years, Callison has experienced rapid growth in
revenue and profitability, and the combination with ARCADIS’s global
resources positions the entity to achieve even greater results in the
Founded in 1975 and based in Seattle, WA, Callison is a global leader in
retail design and mixed-use development, with offices in the United
States, China, Europe, the Middle East, and Mexico and projects in over
25 countries. Callison provides comprehensive services for top retail
brands, developers, and corporate clients globally, including Nordstrom,
Cole Haan, JCPenney, Zara, Williams-Sonoma, and IKEA.
Blue Point is a private equity firm with a 24-year track record. Blue
Point partners with entrepreneurs and management teams investing in and
growing lower middle market companies and manages over $800 million in
committed capital across three institutional funds.
ARCADIS is a leading global natural and built asset design and
consultancy firm working in partnership with clients to deliver
exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design,
consultancy, engineering, project and management services. The firm is
headquartered in Amsterdam.
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