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Mesirow Advises Barr GeoSpatial Solutions on its Sale to PNC Riverarch Capital

• Barr GeoSpatial Solutions is a leading provider of geospatial services using aerial LiDAR, remote sensing, surveillance, methane leak detection and AI technology to map and monitor critical infrastructure and natural resources across North America
• Barr GeoSpatial serves clients across a range of end markets, including utilities, energy infrastructure, forestry and natural resources 
• The transaction highlights Mesirow’s business services and industrial technology expertise

CHICAGO, February 12, 2024 – Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services firm, announced it acted as a co-advisor to Barr GeoSpatial Solutions (“Barr GeoSpatial” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of 24/6 Capital Partners, on its sale to PNC Riverarch Capital (“PNC”). Hennepin Partners also co-advised the Company.

Barr GeoSpatial Solutions is a leading provider of geospatial services using aerial LiDAR, remote sensing, surveillance, methane leak detection and AI technology to map and monitor critical infrastructure and natural resources across North America. The Company has over 80 years of experience and captures over 200k+ sq. miles of LiDAR data to craft mission-critical deliverables tailored to a diverse clientele. Barr GeoSpatial provides accurate, real-time information that is critical to the identification and vigilant monitoring of geohazards, erosion, flood zones, vegetation and other environmental shifts, providing access to critical data that protects client assets, critical infrastructure and natural resources. Barr GeoSpatial not only demonstrates proficiency in delivering geospatial services but also upholds a strong dedication to principles guided by ESG. The Company has positioned itself as a reliable partner of geospatial solutions, unwaveringly committed to providing valuable insights that guarantee the safety, security and sustainability of assets and infrastructure. Barr GeoSpatial is devoted to preserving the planet and the welfare of its residents.

Edward Feuerstein, Managing Partner of 24/6 Capital Partners and CEO of Barr GeoSpatial, said, “Barr GeoSpatial Solutions is a leader in remote sensing and surveillance technologies and has built a strong reputation for innovation in gathering critical data for our clients. This represents a significant moment in the Company’s history. Mesirow has been a great partner throughout the years providing strategic advice on acquisitions, negotiations with buyers and securing financing that enabled our growth.”

“We were pleased to represent 24/6 Capital Partners and Barr GeoSpatial Solutions throughout this transaction,” said Rocky Pontikes, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking. “Barr GeoSpatial is at the forefront of LiDAR, remote sensing and surveillance technologies that provide critical data and asset protection for its clients. We look forward to following the Company’s continued innovation and growth with the PNC Riverach Capital team.”


The sale of Barr GeoSpatial Solutions to PNC Riverarch Capital represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Investment Banking and highlights the firm’s expertise within the business services and industry technology sectors. Committed to leveraging extensive sector-specific expertise across industry groups and nurturing deep, long-standing relationships, Mesirow has a proven track record of completing highly tailored and successful transactions on behalf of clients.

About Mesirow

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. To learn more, visit mesirow.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business and one of the Top 100 RIA firms by Barron’s.

About Barr GeoSpatial Solutions

Barr GeoSpatial Solutions is a leading provider of geospatial services using aerial LiDAR, remote sensing, surveillance, methane leak detection, and AI technology to map and monitor critical infrastructure and natural resources across North America. The Company operates a fleet of over 25 sensors and 50 aircraft to help deliver valuable information to clients across a wide range of end markets. Barr GeoSpatial Solutions maintains U.S. headquarters in Conroe and Mesquite, Texas, with an additional 25 locations across the U.S. and a Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta. For more information, please visit www.barrgeospatial.com.


Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow investment vehicle(s). Mesirow Financial, Inc. is not affiliated with 24/6 Capital Partners, Barr GeoSpatial Solutions, PNC Riverarch Capital or their affiliates. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mesirow refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Mesirow name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. © 2023. All rights reserved. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC.

2022 Crain’s Best Places to Work (Received August 2022 reflective of previous 12 months – Licensing fees paid post award for use of the ranking). Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent workplace excellence research firm, conducted a two-part survey. Part one, consisted of an employer questionnaire, used to collect information about benefits, policies, practices, and other general information. Part two was a confidential 77-question employee survey used to evaluate local employee’s workplace experience and culture. Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are not indicative of a firm’s future performance nor do they evaluate the quality of services provided to clients or guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Mesirow is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of Mesirow by any of its clients.

2023 Barron’s Top RIAs (Received September 2023 for the year 2022 – Licensing fees paid post award for use of the ranking). In order to be considered for the Barron’s 2023 Top RIA Firms list, applicants were required to complete a 145-question survey, with the firm’s ADV informing the majority of responses. Firms were also required to meet a number of other specified requirements to be eligible for inclusion. Firms were ranked based on various qualitative and quantitative factors, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, regulatory records of the advisors and firms, technology spending, staff diversity, organic and M&A growth, client segmentation as well as succession planning.

 

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