Vidaris acquires David Pattillo & Associates

18 December 2019 2 min. read
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Architecture and construction-industry consultancy Vidaris has announced its acquisition of David Pattillo & Associates, Inc (DPA), an Atlanta-area risk management consultancy that specializes in construction-related dispute resolution and project advisory to clients in the commercial, government, residential, healthcare, power, industrial, and infrastructure markets.

“The acquisition of DPA strengthens Vidaris’ role of facilitating an exemplary platform of integrated technical services to our clients and deepens our position as a superior provider of dispute resolution, litigation, and expert witness support and project advisory,” Marc Weissbach, Vidaris’ CEO, said.

DPA, which employs approximately 30 people, will now act as a business unit of Vidaris, although it will continue to operate under its current name, as well as continue to be led by president and founder David Pattillo.

“Vidaris has been a leader in the industry for many years,” Pattillo said. “We are thrilled to be joining forces to scale and expand our offering and provide our clients the ability to leverage the talent and expertise of our combined operation.”

Vidaris acquires David Patillo & Associates

Vidaris currently employs more than 300 people, 100 of whom focus on dispute resolution. DPA, then, fits in well – its dispute resolution tools will be combined with Vidaris’s existing services, furthering the latter firm’s aim of providing the construction industry with a comprehensive, all-in-one solution platform.

The acquisition of DPA comes relatively soon after another highly publicized purchase ­by Vidaris – that of dispute resolution firm C2G International, which also has an office in the Atlanta area. The sale was finalized in 2018.

“It is a true privilege to have had a hand in the union of these iconic brands. David Pattillo is a highly respected colleague offering dispute and construction advisory consulting,” Alan Biddle, president of C2G International, said “This transaction is a testament to Vidaris’ focus on servicing the industry with top experts in its field.  I look forward to collaborating with DPA on future projects.”

Vidaris itself is part of the Socotec Group, which it joined in September 2019. Socotec works with more than 200,000 customers globally on various construction-related projects, such as highly complex building construction, infrastructure obsolescence, and environment and safety issues. The group books $990 million in annual revenue. DPA is counted as Socotec Group’s 19th acquisition in three years – falling under its larger five-year strategic plan of establishing a major foothold in the US.

“As we aim to establish the Socotec Group as the global TIC [total installed cost] leader in the asset integrity segment, we have important ambitions in the US, a strategic market with its significant construction, infrastructure and environmental sectors,” Hervé Montjotin, Socotec Group’s CEO, said. “We are proud to have with us the best-in-class Vidaris teams, with the DPA experts now joining that team.”