Mergers and Acquisitions

S&B Infrastructure Acquires Technology Associates Inc.

S&B Infrastructure Ltd. announced May 3 it has acquired Technology Associates Inc. (TAI), a marine engineering and naval architecture firm based in New Orleans. TAI will continue its operations as TAI Engineers LLC.

“This acquisition strengthens our capabilities to design and build even larger government and commercial maritime projects,” said Daniel Rios, S&B Infrastructure president. “We acquired TAI because of our clients’ ever-evolving needs and the organization’s focus on safety, integrity and client trust, all key values of S&B. The deal marks a win for clients as we deliver projects with even greater certainty, safely, on time and within budget.”

The acquisition enables S&B to provide total marine solutions for commercial and governmental clients worldwide. The entire TAI team—approximately 80 maritime professionals, located primarily in New Orleans, La., and Vishakhapatnam, India,—will join S&B. TAI has been around for decades, with professionals working on marine projects worldwide for commercial and government clients. TAI is performing key projects for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, NOAA, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and many other clients and agencies.

“This is an exciting opportunity for TAI, its management and staff and the continued growth of TAI,” said Anil Raj P.E., founder and president of TAI. “The synergies between S&B’s diverse technical capabilities and large engineering footprint, coupled with the maritime expertise of TAI Engineers, will allow the company to offer significantly enhanced expertise, resources and products, to the benefit of our clients.” 

Raj will remain as the president of TAI and will continue to manage day-to-day operations.

“Our growing team is looking forward to providing our marine clients innovative, quality and cost-effective solutions for their greatest challenges,” Rios said.

S&B Infrastructure Ltd. has been in existence since 1994, making it one of the largest privately-owned engineering and construction firms in Texas. S&B provides planning, multi-discipline engineering design and construction services in the transportation, federal, public works, pipeline and facilities sectors.