October 26, 2018
Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the acquisition of EDI, Ltd., based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Established in 1986, EDI is a leading technology consulting and design firm that provides advisory services, technology system design, data center specific services and technology program management for various types of technology projects in the healthcare, corporate, education and commercial markets. EDI provides professional design services that result in cost-effective and manageable construction of technology systems within the built environment.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"The acquisition of EDI expands Ross & Baruzzini's already robust technology group," said Craig Toder, Ross & Baruzzini’s chairman of the board. “EDI is a very respected consulting firm specializing in design and program management of information technology, audio/visual, security, and other technology systems. This will add capabilities we’ve wanted to better serve our markets and provide a broad platform for EDI’s long term growth. We recognized the strength of EDI’s leadership team right away, as well as their excellent track record providing innovative technology solutions. We’ve been pursuing them for years.”
Don Kinser, EDI's founder and chairman of the board, said the acquisition provides EDI with some exciting benefits for their clients and employees. “EDI and Ross & Baruzzini are a natural fit and we are thrilled to be part of a forward-thinking global organization with a long-trusted history in the industry. Our exciting new partnership provides great value to our clients and tremendous opportunities for our employees.”
EDI provides technology planning and design consulting services to clients around the globe. Their clientele are among the leading institutions in the US including Memorial Sloan Kettering, EBay, Georgia Tech University and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. EDI will continue to operate out of their offices in Atlanta, Denver, New York and Pensacola. Ross & Baruzzini, which has 300 employees, executes projects in more than 30 countries and operates from its headquarters in St. Louis with offices in Chicago, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Kansas City, New York, Hamden, Conn., and Mexico City, with staff in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
Added Mark McComb, president and chief executive officer of EDI: “This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff to realize new growth opportunities. Being part of a larger organization provides us with expanded resources for serving existing and future clients." McComb will work directly with Bill Overturf, Ross & Baruzzini’s president, to integrate the two firms. Overturf remarked, “Both firms have a strong desire to grow, and we both recognize what we can accomplish together is effectively limitless. The alignment with EDI’s core markets and our existing business makes this a great addition to our family. More so, these are really good people.”
Ross & Baruzzini will immediately combine operations to leverage opportunities to enhance service offerings to clients across the country. As with other recent Ross & Baruzzini acquisitions, EDI will maintain its strong brand in the marketplace as an independent operating division while being fully integrated into the well-established culture of Ross & Baruzzini.
About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
Founded in St. Louis in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is a premier international consulting and engineering firm continually ranked among the top companies in the nation. The company provides advanced design solutions in the transportation, healthcare, government, higher education and mission-critical markets. Over the past several years the firm has been named best place to work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch and St. Louis Business Journal.