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WestBridge Partners, LLC Brokers Multi-Million Dollar Sale of Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC to Eme

WestBridge Partners, LLC (WBP) a leading mergers and acquisition consultant to the construction industry, today announced they represented Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC (AGC) in its sale to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS). WestBridge was the exclusive broker behind the multi-million dollar cash purchase deal.

Arizona based AGC is a 30-year old company that specializes in public and private infrastructure management and construction services, primarily in an Alternative Delivery Method. ESS is a Missouri based 100% Employee-Owned contractor that specializes in delivering complex heavy civil projects by developing innovative infrastructure solutions. Its acquisition of Achen-Gardner will allow it to bring its technology, innovation and expertise in excavation, infrastructure, sitework, and heavy highway development to Achen-Gardner's significant repertoire of CMAR, Design Build and JOC offerings. "WestBridge Partners shares the excitement with all parties in this deal," said Gary A. Peterson, Managing Partner at WestBridge Partners. "The companies share philosophies based on honesty and integrity, and I am pleased that we were able to deliver a sound sale." "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to acquire a high-quality asset and a company with great leadership and personnel who share our values," said the mergers and acquisition team of ESS, Glen Robertson and Keith Bennet.

Other deals brokered by WBP include the sale of J. Banicki Construction, Inc. to Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) and Pepper-Lawson to WW Webber/Ferrovial. Gary Peterson is a degreed Engineer with over 40 years of construction industry experience with an emphasis in heavy highway, heavy civil, treatment plant, and commercial construction. "Gary and his team played a pivotal role in bringing the two companies together. Their patience, knowledge, and expert advice lead to a successful sale to a company we are proud to be aligned with. We look forward to becoming part of the ESS Team." said Dennis Troggio, CEO of Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC. About WestBridge Partners Based in Park City, Utah, WestBridge Partners, LLC specializes in Finder/Facilitator services for Mergers and Acquisitions within the construction industry. Its experienced team of professionals is dedicated to facilitating successful business transactions between two entities. With over 100 years of combined construction industry experience, WBP is able to leverage vast industry relationships to assist in its search for an appropriate Buyer/Seller. WestBridge assists clients with valuation, identifying top targets, develops buy and sell strategies, and executes a seamless transaction. The company has built a reputation based on integrity and quality work, specializing exclusively in the construction industry. For more information on WBP, go to About Achen-Gardner Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC is a heavy civil general contractor specializing in underground utilities and public works construction. Established in 1989, it has extensive experience in delivering complex infrastructure projects for both private and public clients throughout the Southwest. It is committed to providing superior construction and construction management services. Its focus on innovation and investment in our employees, equipment, safety and techniques ensures the greatest value for its clients. Achen-Gardner provides a variety of quality services - specializing in Underground Wet Utilities, Street Improvements, Concrete Flatwork & Structures, Pump Stations and CIPP Pipeline Rehabilitation. For more information, please visit About Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned, multi-faceted contractor which thrives on delivering complex heavy civil projects by developing innovative infrastructure solutions. Since its founding in 1972, ESS has grown into a team of more than 750 employee-owners that are experts in mass excavation, grading, underground utilities, bridge construction, and asphalt paving. ESS is a regional Midwest contractor with offices and material plants strategically located across the region. With industry-leading technology and one of the largest fleets of heavy equipment in the country, ESS is capable of providing turn-key civil construction services for large, fast-track and complex civil projects. Partnering with clients in both the private and public sectors, ESS is proud to deliver hundreds of projects each year for Departments of Transportation, private developers, federal government agencies, local municipalities, railway companies, and the United States Military.

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