Sep 25, 2023

Capstone Partners Advised Poulos & Bennett on its Partnership with Pape-Dawson Engineers

Capstone Partners advised Poulos & Bennett, LLC—a civil engineering firm—on its partnership with Pape-Dawson Engineers, LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Established in 2009, Poulos & Bennett is a leading land planning, civil engineering, and development services firm with more than 65 employees in Orlando and Jacksonville. The company services residential, commercial, healthcare, municipal, and higher education developments. Poulos & Bennett also provides power & energy, water resources, roadway, and utility services. For more information visit

“Partnering with Pape-Dawson will provide new professional opportunities for our team members and an expanded pool of resources for our clients,” commented Jamie Poulos, Partner at Poulos & Bennett. “We’re excited to be part of a growing organization that has built a solid reputation of integrity and places a high value on its people,” added firm Partner Lance Bennett.

Capstone’s Building Products & Construction Services team was a great steward for us throughout this transaction. Capstone knew and respected our objectives, and the team ran a targeted and professional process that allowed us to select a partner that is culturally aligned and will allow us to grow and continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients. The Capstone team’s support and advice throughout the process was instrumental in helping us find the perfect fit for Poulos & Bennett.

Jamie Poulos and Lance BennettPartners, Poulos & Bennet

Founded in 1965, Pape-Dawson Engineers, LLC is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services. The firm provides a comprehensive range of services, including civil engineering, environmental, and surveying services for development and critical infrastructure projects. The firm’s network of engineers, surveyors, technicians, landscape architects, environmental specialists, biologists, planners, and construction management professionals focus on projects that impact both the quality of life and economic opportunities in the communities they serve. For more information, visit

“We are pleased to have Poulos & Bennett partner with Pape-Dawson,” said Pape-Dawson CEO, Sam Dawson. “In addition to the firm’s commitment to service and technical expertise, Poulos & Bennett’s focus on maintaining a strong company culture was an important factor in our decision to pursue a partnership.”

Crista Gilmore, Director at Capstone Partners, commented “It was a privilege to work with Jamie, Lance, and the Poulos & Bennett team through this transaction.  P&B is a market leading firm in the Southeastern U.S. and is a critical flag on the map for Pape-Dawson. Both firms’ focus on culture, a strong commitment to client service, and technical expertise made this a natural fit. We are looking forward to seeing the opportunities that unfold with this partnership.”

The expert investment banking professionals on Capstone Partners’ Building Products and Construction Services Team work with leading middle market companies operating in the engineering services market to advise with their strategic decision-making in order to maximize financial outcomes at every stage of the business lifecycle. Our firm has developed a full suite of corporate finance solutions, including M&A advisory, debt advisory, financial advisory, and equity capital financing to help privately owned businesses and private equity firms address any need, ranging from growth and financial or operational advisement to an ultimate exit transaction. To learn more about this transaction, or about the benefits of starting a relationship with our Building and Construction Services Banking Team, contact us here.