Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Inc. has been acquired by HBG Design, LLC, a subsidiary of Fremont-Wright, LLC

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Northern Edge Advisors is pleased to announce the recent sale of Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Inc. to HBG Design, LLC, a subsidiary of Fremont-Wright, LLC.

Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Inc. (“CCa” or the “Company”) is a renowned, full-service architectural design and consulting firm serving owners, developers, builders and corporate clients throughout the United States. The Company manages the entire project development process, including pre-design research and information gathering, schematic design and concept development, construction documents and permitting, bidding and negotiations, and overall construction administration. Specializing in commercial and industrial work, the Company has become a leading architectural firm to the retail, office, hospitality, food-service, and warehousing industries, developing relationships with numerous developers and operators. CCa has offices in California and Oregon employing a total staff of 13, including 5 licensed architects with a combined experience of over 100 years. The principals are licensed in a total of 12 states across the country.

HBG Design, LLC (“HBG”), a subsidiary of Fremont-Wright, LLC (“Fremont-Wright”), provides architectural and interior design services for the hospitality and entertainment industries. HBG serves clients from across the globe, fulfilling its dedication to crafting imaginative, memorable, and transformative guest experiences. With the acquisition of CCa, HBG expands its geographical reach, industry expertise and number of licensed professionals on staff.

Fremont-Wright, LLC (“Fremont-Wright”), the parent of HBG, is a diversified platform of engineering, architecture and surveying firms. Fremont-Wright’s operating companies offer civil services including structural engineering, architectural design, master planning and design, and land and aerial surveying. Fremont-Wright is backed by SouthWorth Capital Management, a family office in Nashville, TN.

Northern Edge Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Inc.

This transaction, which is the latest among several recent completions advised by Northern Edge, highlights our expertise in several areas:

  • Marketed CCa through targeted outreach and strategic positioning to optimize value and cultural fit. In-depth research ensured qualified buyers, while highlighting CCa’s future potential, reputation and regional relationships secured the perfect fit.
  • A streamlined process, featuring senior leaders who anticipated and addressed potential hurdles, which ensured a smooth transaction.
  • Leading negotiations to deliver an agreement that balanced the distinct personal and financial objectives of the shareholders.
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