Case Study: The Louis Perry Group

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  • Located in Wadsworth, OH
  • Leading engineering / architectural and design-build firm to the power, rubber, plastics, chemical, commercial, and industrial markets
  • Client sought a partner that would preserve the culture of the firm and legacy of its place in the industry and community while still providing maximum value to the founding shareholderion

EdgePoint’s Solution

EdgePoint leveraged its proprietary buyer database to identify and contact over 170 strategic buyers and financial buyers with relevant holdings. EdgePoint received multiple offers for the business, providing the client a variety of options to transition the business. 
EdgePoint led negotiations with the chosen buyer, CDM Smith, a global engineering and construction (“E&C”) firm, offering engineering and design-build services to the water, environmental, transportation, energy, and facilities industries.

EdgePoint achieved the owner’s objectives:

  • Through CDM Smith, Lou was able to preserve the emphasis on customer service he built and maintain the creation of long-term opportunities for my employees
  • Affords employees of the Louis Perry Group a large platform from which to pursue growth, including the opportunity to provide superior service to CDM Smith clients


Louis Perry
Former President
The Louis Perry Group

EdgePoint did an outstanding job for me. My parameters for a buyer were very specific and EdgePoint was able to work within those constraints to identify and negotiate a transaction that was economically compelling to me and that preserved the emphasis I built on customer service and the creation of long-term opportunities for my employees. We are most pleased with their service.

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