TRANSACTIONS HUCKABEE & INC. ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FROM GODSPEED CAPITAL Huckabee & Associates, Inc., a leading technology- enabled architecture, engineering, and consulting services and solutions firm specializing in innovative design, planning, and infrastructure solutions for education facilities in Texas, announced that it has received a strategic investment from Godspeed Capital Management LP, a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ASSOCIATES Through this investment, Godspeed Capital will partner with Huckabee leadership to establish the company as the platform brand for a new AEC services and solutions growth strategy focused on providing cutting edge, technology- driven education design and engineering solutions in attractive, high-growth U.S. markets such as Texas. Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Huckabee is the largest education architecture and design services firm in the state of Texas, which hosts one of the largest and fastest growing education facilities’ markets in the country, driven by increased family starts and rising school enrollment. Throughout its history, Huckabee has focused exclusively on the planning and design of innovative learning environments in Texas, primarily in the K-12 public education
market, but also now expanding into early learning centers, higher education, and museums. The company is consistently ranked as one of the top education architectural design firms in the nation and has built a reputation for commitment to technical excellence, design innovation, and client-centered solutions. Huckabee has over 240 highly accredited employees across six offices. Huckabee has made significant internal investments to develop their own education design technology and software tools which have helped position them on the cutting edge of innovation and efficiency. The Company built an education design laboratory, the LEx Collaborative, in partnership with Baylor University to showcase innovations in K-12 learning environments. Huckabee is consistently recognized for its innovative design achievements and work environment by prominent organizations and publications such as the American Institute of Architecture, Engineering News Record, Architectural Record, Building Design + Construction, the Zweig report, and others. Godspeed‘s partnership with Huckabee aligns with the firm’s government focused investment strategy, as the education facilities market in the U.S. is largely funded by State Government issued bonds. Godspeed and Huckabee intend to expand their reach to government entities through an organic and acquisition growth strategy going forward.
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