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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jan. 20, 202211:58 AM EST

Jacksonville-based Prosser acquired by PRIME AE Group

The buyer is owned by NewHold AEC, a New York-based private investment firm.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

PRIME AE Group Inc. announced Jan. 20 it acquired Jacksonville-based planning and engineering firm Prosser Inc. 

Headquartered in Baltimore, PRIME AE is an engineering and architecture firm. 

“The firms share a similar culture, complementary capabilities and a passion for client and community service. We look forward to continuing to develop as an employer of choice with the addition of Prosser,” said PRIME AE President and CEO Kumar Buvanendaran in a news release.

Prosser, founded in 1984, is based in Sutton Place at Windsor Parke. Its recent projects include the Ascension St. Vincent’s hospital in St. Johns County and the Amazon JAX9 sortation center at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center.

Prosser President Brad Davis

“The hallmark of our success has been to produce innovation and experiences that thrill, inspire, and exceed both our clients’ expectations, and our own,” Prosser President Brad Davis said. 

“Prosser shares in PRIME AE’s commitment to enhance, maintain, and improve our communities. This is really what stood out to us as we considered joining the PRIME AE family. We are excited for the opportunities this partnership will create for our clients and employees.”

PRIME AE is owned by NewHold AEC, a New York-based private investment firm with a focus on industrial and business services companies.

“This transaction is the next step in the creation of a national multi-discipline AE firm focused on innovative technical solutions, superior quality work, with our clients and employees at the center of all we do,” said Kurt Bergman, portfolio operating partner and CEO at NewHold AEC. 

“The partnership between these two teams will enable expanded opportunities for all team members.”

The news release did not disclose financial information about the deal. PRIME AE said this is its fourth acquisition in the past four years.

Founded in 2007, PRIME AE says it operates in nine states and has more than 400 employees in 18 offices on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

Established in 2017, NewHold is a holding company focused on long-term ownership and growth of North American, middle-market industrial and services companies. 

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