24 January, 2023
TEMPE, AZ – JANUARY 24, 2023 – Wilson Engineers, LLC (Wilson), a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm, announced a strategic partnership with Trilon Group (Trilon), a family of infrastructure consulting businesses. The new alliance will provide additional capital and resources to support its strategic expansion and growth opportunities for employees.
Within Trilon, Wilson will play a vital role in the Water, Municipal, and Disaster Recovery platform, driven by technology and innovation-focused project delivery, and continue to build its array of services across its existing regional footprint in the Southwest. Wilson is Trilon’s 11th investment, with previous investments including MSG, RKA, CPH, Waggoner Engineering, DRMP, ESI Consultants, Alta, CME Associates, Sigma and Gonzalez Companies.
Powered by more than 100 professionals in Arizona, Wilson provides infrastructure solutions that span the water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and electrical infrastructure markets.
To better execute its growth strategy, Wilson searched for the right partner to provide additional investment resources and operational expertise.
“We carefully considered several factors that would provide the best outcome for the future of our people and our firm, and Trilon was the perfect fit,” said Steve Todd, Principal at Wilson. “This partnership is a significant milestone in our growth and allows us to provide a more diverse range of expertise to our clients.”
Led by CEO Emad Al-Turk of Waggoner Engineering, Inc., the Water, Municipal, and Disaster Recovery platform’s key capability areas include Municipal Services, Water, Resiliency, Disaster Recovery, Strategic Services, Wastewater, Stormwater, Hydrology & Hydraulics, Program Management, Transportation, Watershed Planning, and Technology & Innovation.
“Water and sewer infrastructure is critical for many municipalities, and Wilson will support our efforts to continue to address infrastructure challenges across the country,” said Al-Turk. “Their core beliefs align with the platform, and I look forward to collaborating and providing support in services and technology to assist in their growth.”
Trilon is backed by Alpine Investors, a people-driven private equity firm committed to building enduring businesses. Trilon’s vision is to build the next Top 20 design firm in North America by bringing together some of the nation’s best infrastructure consulting firms, like Wilson.
“Wilson has a strong reputation for delivering quality solutions with exceptional client services,” said Trilon Group CEO Michael (Mick) Renshaw. “We are excited to support Wilson with talent, technology, and targeted M&A investments as they embark on the next chapter in their success story.”
Matheson Advisors (McLean, VA) initiated the transaction and served as M&A Advisor to Wilson Engineers, LLC with Morningstar Law Group (Raleigh, NC) serving as legal counsel to Wilson Engineers.