GAI Consultants Announces Acquisition of Creighton Manning Engineering

Creighton ManningOrlando, FL – An affiliate of national engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP (“Creighton Manning” or the “company”), of Albany, New York.

Founded in 1965, Creighton Manning is an engineering firm focused on the transportation and transit markets. The Company is a leading provider of multidiscipline engineering, planning, and land surveying services to public sector and corporate clients focused on New York state.

“Creighton Manning brings a deep leadership team and a wealth of expertise to GAI,” said GAI Chairman and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE, MBA, F. GBA. “Our complementary service offerings and a shared vision to provide exceptional service, top-quality technical solutions, and a people-first culture that benefits clients and staff make the combination of Creighton Manning and GAI an excellent fit. The company brings a portfolio of high-quality clients, and we are pleased to welcome the entire Creighton Manning team!”

“On behalf of our partners, associates, and the entire Creighton Manning team, we are happy and excited to become part of GAI,” said Creighton Manning’s John M. Tozzi, PE, who along with Edward V. Woods, PE leads the company as a co-Managing Partner. “From our first introduction to GAI, it was clear that our firms share a comparable corporate vision that through our partnership will provide career-growth opportunity for our employees and true value for our clients in terms of expanded services and resources,” said Woods.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • With the transaction, Creighton Manning becomes a division of GAI called Creighton Manning, a GAI Company, and will continue to provide excellent service to its existing and future clients.
  • Creighton Manning leadership will continue to lead the new division and are now owners in GAI.
  • Creighton Manning’s offices in Albany, Syracuse, Poughkeepsie, and White Plains, New York will enhance GAI’s Northeast presence, providing focused expertise to clients alongside the firm’s 28 locations across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, and Texas.
  • Morrissey Goodale served as financial advisor and Akerman LLP served as legal advisor to GAI in connection with the transaction. Wojeski & Company served as financial advisor and Phillips Lytle served as legal advisor to Creighton Manning in connection with the transaction.
  • Financial terms were not disclosed.

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