Godspeed Capital’s AEC Platform, SHA, Expands with Acquisition of Smith Consulting Architects

Private equity firm Godspeed Capital Management LP, specializing in the lower middle market of Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology, announced its acquisition of Smith Consulting Architects (SCA) through its architectural, engineering, and consulting (AEC) services platform, Stengel Hill Architecture (SHA). SHA, known for its award-winning master planning, architecture design, and interior design services in the U.S. healthcare facilities market, welcomes SCA as its first addition, marking an expansion into California. Founded in 1988 by Cheryl Smith, SCA brings expertise in master planning and design across various sectors, including industrial, healthcare, R&D, laboratory, retail, and LEED certified facilities.

The acquisition is expected to enhance SHA's services with SCA's established footprint and sector expertise in the California architecture and design market. Brad Stengel and Chip Hill, Senior Principals and Founding Partners of SHA, express excitement about growing their presence in California and diversifying their national portfolio in alignment with SHA's growth strategy. With a focus on control buyouts, buy-and-builds, corporate carve-outs, and special situations, Godspeed Capital aims to leverage its unique sector expertise and flexible capital for growth in the Defense & Government services sector. The move reflects Godspeed Capital's commitment to strategic investments alongside forward-thinking management teams.

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