Santa Ana, CA. – November 17, 2021 – Anser Advisory “Anser”, the 17th largest Program Management firm according to ENR, second fastest growing AE firm according to Zweig Group, and a Certified Great Places To Work organization is pleased to announce the expansion of their national water and wastewater consulting capabilities through the additions of Government Services Group, Inc. “GSG” based in Florida and Wallace & Associates Consulting, LLC “Wallace” based in California.
The combined Anser organization is now 750+ world-class leaders and innovators supporting mission-critical projects globally for some of the nation’s most prestigious organizations, including a growing number of water/wastewater essential infrastructure clients. In addition, Anser’s water consulting capabilities add value to owners of water infrastructure through advising on asset acquisition and disposition, finance strategy, CIP planning and execution through program, project, and agency construction management, as well as O&M consulting.
Anser’s CEO Bryan Carruthers noted, “We continue to execute our Vision 2025 strategy, and the additions of the GSG and Wallace organizations allow us to accelerate our ability to serve clients nationally within the growing water and wastewater markets. In addition, new funding through the American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the backlog of critical water infrastructure upgrades and improvements. However, it also provides new and complex challenges and regulatory requirements that must be navigated. Anser will be there every step of the way to support our clients in navigating these challenges with new ideas, insights, and most importantly, outcomes.”
“We collaborated to launch www.federaldollars.com, and we share clients, navigating the American Rescue Plan,” said Robert Sheets, CEO of GSG. “We are merging with the Anser organization to increase collaboration while expanding opportunities for our staff and leveraging our capabilities beyond Florida.” Carl Wallace, President of Wallace & Associates, added, “Our organization is a perfect complementary fit with the Anser California team where we have already identified opportunities for our staff to grow their responsibilities within Anser and added new clients which are best served through the joint capabilities of Anser and Wallace.”
Lewis, Ringelman & Fanyo acted as legal counsel to Anser Advisory and its affiliates, Cohn Reznick acted as financial advisor and BDO acted as tax advisor on both transactions. Morrissey Goodale advised Wallace Associates on their transaction. Ausley McMullen was legal counsel for GSG and Michael Krammer was financial advisor.
About Government Services Group, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Tallahassee, FL, with an office in Orlando, Florida), GSG is a 70-person firm partnering with federal, state and local governments to deliver capital improvement, operations and management, and financial and operational consulting solutions.
GSG provides highly technical consulting solutions focused on water and wastewater management, financial management consulting, special assessment and support, information management services and grant management services.
About Wallace & Associates Consulting, LLC
Wallace & Associates is a southern California, 37-person public infrastructure construction management firm serving water resources, transportation, and municipal markets. Wallace provides project/construction management, including inspection, staff augmentation as well as labor compliance services.
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