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Matsen Ford Design Acquired By raSmith

Matsen Ford Design


Aug 2018



raSmith acquired Generational Equity client Matsen Ford Design & Associates Inc. on August 1, 2018.

Matsen Ford Design, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is a structural engineering firm serving commercial, industrial and institutional building markets throughout the U.S.

It has solid expertise in primary building structural design for all building types and materials, including steel, concrete, masonry, wood, foundations and other systems. The company has built a specialist reputation for its expertise in cold-formed (light gauge) steel design.

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, raSmith is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm comprised of civil engineers, structural engineers, land surveyors, development managers, landscape architects, ecologists, and construction inspectors and managers. 

The company acquired Matsen to increase its bench strength and expand its geographic reach into new markets.

Generational Equity Senior Managing Director Doug Smith’s team, led by trusted affiliate Steve Dinehart with support from Senior VP Ryan Johnson, successfully closed the deal. Senior Managing Director James Carr established the initial relationship with Matsen.

“raSmith’s acquisition of Matsen Ford Design is a win-win for all parties,” said Dinehart.

“raSmith acquires the reputation, leadership and staff of one of the best structural design companies in the country, while Matsen assures continuity and growth in their design team for years to come.”

Our dealmakers have a strong expertise in the construction industry, working alongside clients and professional buyers to negotiate transactions that benefit both sides and ensure all goals are achieved.

If you’d like to learn more about Generational Equity’s history in this industry, visit our dedicated Construction page.