Murraysmith acquires Aqualyze, water modeling and planning firm

November 7, 2019


AEC Advisors advised Murraysmith on valuation issues related to their acquisition of Aqualyze, a Puget Sound-based water, sewer, and stormwater modeling and planning firm.  Murraysmith, the Portland, OR-based water/wastewater and transportation engineering firm now has 300+ employees across 18 offices on the West Coast, including Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Colorado. 

“As a result of this acquisition, we will improve our technical capabilities as we continue to strive to be experts in the services we provide in the Western US,” said Murraysmith President & CEO, Chris Rayasam.  “Additionally, we appreciate that the culture and values of Aqualyze mirror those of Murraysmith. The team from Aqualyze is amazing at what they do, highly skilled at the services they provide, and has a similar employee-first mentality as Murraysmith. We consider this to be a very natural union of two like-minded firms.”


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