MOREgroup, the New Holding Company Brand for the Family of Companies Formerly Known as Huckabee Architects, is Godspeed’s National Architecture, Design and Engineering Services and Solutions Platform
E4H Environments for Health Architecture adds Significant Healthcare and Life Sciences Expertise to MOREgroup’s Existing Education and Government Market Focus
Christopher M. Huckabee Will Serve as MOREgroup’s Chief Executive Officer
Godspeed Capital Management LP (“Godspeed Capital”), a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm, today announced the successful acquisition of E4H Environments for Health Architecture (“E4H”), a leading provider of consulting, planning, and facility design architecture services for the healthcare and health science and technology industry. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Founded in 1982, E4H, the largest Healthcare Architectural Firm in the nation (per Engineering News-Record), has more than forty years of experience exclusively designing state-of-the-art healthcare and life sciences facilities across the US. With a national footprint comprising of nine offices across eight states, E4H has a deep portfolio of more than 9,000 completed projects across forty-five states—a testament to the efficacy of the firm’s highly-skilled, industry-recognized workforce dedicated to creating economically and environmentally sustainable facilities that enhance the well-being of patients, staff, and families.
Following the transaction, E4H will join MOREgroup, Godspeed Capital’s newly rebranded platform of architecture, design, and engineering brands with robust sector focused industry experience. Formed through the combination of Huckabee Architects, Rachlin Partners, TSK Architects, Image Engineering Group, and E4H, the MOREgroup today comprises a network of 700 employees in 21 offices across the US. Each MOREgroup brand will retain the distinct focus that led it to success, while also contributing to a holistic network of services, expertise and innovation that will be shared across markets. With significant combined expertise across architectural, design, engineering, and consulting services focused on the education, government, healthcare, and life sciences markets, the MOREgroup family of brands together will provide best-in-class planning and design services and solutions to its clients as it strives to deliver on its mission to create environments that inspire.
Christopher M. Huckabee will spearhead the organization as MOREgroup’s Chief Executive Officer and serve on its board of directors. “MORE is embedded in everything we do—our mission, expertise, client experience and culture,” he said. “Our family of brands are known for going the extra mile by doing more, being more and believing there is always more to give to clients. In that spirit, we look forward to continuing to expand the combined geographic reach and sector expertise of our shared platform by welcoming E4H, as it grants MOREgroup a significant foothold and strong reputation in the US healthcare and life sciences sectors.”
Jim Johnson, President of E4H, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Godspeed Capital and join MOREgroup, whose significant resources, deep expertise across a range of architectural sectors, and broad national footprint position us for strong future growth. We look forward to operating as part of the MOREgroup platform, and to leveraging the people, technology, and ideas necessary to continue delivering a best-in-class experience to our clients.”
Douglas T. Lake, Jr., Founder & Managing Partner of Godspeed Capital, said, “Godspeed Capital is proud to have assembled this capable leadership team by establishing MOREgroup as the platform brand for our host of exceptional architecture, design, and engineering firms. The combined resources and interdisciplinary architectural expertise this platform will deliver to customers across the education, government, healthcare, and life sciences sectors is unparalleled nationwide. Through continued organic expansion, investment in our people and technology, and future add-on acquisitions, we look forward to continuing to build MOREgroup into the nationally recognized architecture, engineering, consulting, and design services and solutions platform of choice for project developers across the country.”
MOREgroup is a family of design, architecture and engineering brands that each uniquely focus on a single area of expertise. Formed through the combination of Huckabee, Rachlin Partners, TSK Architects, Image Engineering Group (IEG) and Environments for Health Architecture (E4H), MOREgroup invests in people, technology and ideas to deliver best-in-class experiences to clients. To learn more, please visit: www.wearemore.com.
About Godspeed Capital
Godspeed Capital is a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm investing alongside forward-thinking management teams that seek an experienced and innovative investment partner with unique sector expertise, operational insight, and flexible capital for growth. While a typical investment will involve companies generating approximately $3 million to $30 million of EBITDA, Godspeed Capital has significant support to complete larger transactions through strategic co-invest relationships. The firm focuses on control buyouts, buy-and-builds, corporate carve-outs, and special situations. For more information, please visit the Godspeed Capital website at www.godspeedcm.com.
For Godspeed Capital:
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