Nautic Partners Sells MACTEC, Inc. to AMEC Plc

Providence, RI

Nautic Partners, LLC, and Pamlico Capital today announced that they have sold their portfolio company MACTEC, Inc. (MACTEC) to AMEC plc (LSE: AMEC) for a purchase price of $280 million. Inclusive of prior distributions, the transaction will yield a return for Nautic and Pamlico of 2.7x their investments.

Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, MACTEC is an industry leader in engineering, environmental, and construction services to public and private clients worldwide. MACTEC’s services include environmental planning, assessment and remediation, infrastructure engineering, water resources and construction support services. A broad range of high-quality, long-term MACTEC clients operate in the energy, commercial/industrial, transportation/infrastructure and federal sectors. The Company has over 2,500 employees in more than 70 locations throughout the United States.

“We are fortunate to have partnered with an outstanding management team at MACTEC and we are pleased with the outcome of this investment,” said Habib Gorgi, Managing Director of lead investor Nautic and Chairman of the Board of MACTEC. “The Company’s compelling value proposition and commitment to service were among many qualities that attracted AMEC to MACTEC.”

“Under Nautic’s and Pamlico’s stewardship and continuous support, MACTEC has grown substantially during the life of our partnership,” said Ann Massey, President and Chief Executive Officer of MACTEC. “This is an excellent outcome for MACTEC’s shareholders, customers and employees, and we look forward to continued success as part of AMEC.”

“MACTEC’s growth is a good reflection of the company’s management team and the teamwork they had with their investors,” said Pamlico Capital Managing Partner L. Watts Hamrick. “MACTEC’s sale to AMEC is a natural outgrowth of that success.”

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge acted as legal counsel to MACTEC and its investors.

About Pamlico Capital

Pamlico Capital, formerly known as Wachovia Capital Partners, was founded in 1988 and has invested in excess of $3.5 billion in over 200 middle market companies since its inception. Pamlico Capital seeks growth equity and buyout investments of up to $100 million alongside proven management teams in its target industries, which include business & technology services, communications, and healthcare. The firm, based in Charlotte, NC, currently manages over $2 billion in assets. Please refer to for additional information.


MACTEC, based in Alpharetta, GA., is a leading engineering and design, environmental, and construction firm focused on four strategic business lines: Industrial/Commercial, Infrastructure (Transportation and Municipal), Energy, and Federal.MACTEC offers an ever-broadening portfolio of sustainable solutions, from renewable energy to facility asset management. With annual revenues of more than $411 million, MACTEC’s 2,500 plus employees work from over 70 offices nationwide. MACTEC consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design.

Certain statements about Nautic made by portfolio company executives herein are intended to illustrate Nautic’s business relationship with such persons, including with respect to Nautic’s facilities as a business partner, rather than Nautic’s capabilities or expertise with respect to investment advisory services. Portfolio company executives were not compensated in connection with their participation, although they generally receive compensation and investment opportunities in connection with their portfolio company roles, and in certain cases are also owners of portfolio company securities and/or investors in Nautic-sponsored vehicles. Such compensation and investments subject participants to potential conflicts of interest in making the statements herein.