GAI Consultants Acquires Eland Engineering

Eland EngineeringOrlando, FL – National engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) today announced that as of June 13, 2023, it has acquired Eland Engineering, LLC. (Eland), a Fort Lauderdale-based regional provider of engineering consulting and field maintenance services for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and traffic signal systems.

“On behalf of myself and the entire Eland team, we are thrilled to be part of GAI. We look forward to the opportunities that GAI will provide to grow Eland’s ITS services while also expanding GAI’s Transportation practice. We share a similar business philosophy and corporate culture, which I feel will advance our future growth and success,” said Eland President Bo Qian, PE.

Founded in 2009 by Mr. Qian, Eland is a recognized leader in the Florida ITS market. Eland’s solutions span project design, implementation, operations, and maintenance. The company’s expertise encompasses areas of ITS, including fiber optic and wireless communication technologies, dynamic messaging systems, traffic signal control systems, vehicle detection systems, and connected autonomous vehicles systems.

“We are excited to welcome Bo and the entire Eland team to GAI. With veteran leadership, a terrific team, and complementary expertise in cutting-edge ITS solutions, Eland is an excellent fit for GAI,” said GAI Chairman and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE. “As GAI advances our nationwide presence and impact, we will continue to identify and invest in people and capabilities that are difference-makers for our clients.”

Highlights/Key Facts

  • Eland will operate as Eland Engineering, A GAI Company, and will continue to provide seamless service to its existing clients.
  • Eland’s Fort Lauderdale and Sanford, FL offices join GAI’s Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Palm Beach Gardens office locations to enhance the firm’s Florida presence and provide focused expertise to clients alongside 25 GAI locations across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, and Texas.
  • Stifel served as financial advisor and Akerman LLP served as legal advisor to GAI in connection with the transaction.
  • Financial terms were not disclosed.

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