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Ardurra-King Acquires PCA Global

Updated: Oct 18, 2018

Ardurra-King Engineering, a portfolio company of RTC Partners, has acquired PCA Global, an engineering consulting firm.

PCA Global specializes in designing aquatic life support systems for zoos, aquariums and marine parks. The company’s portfolio of projects includes the Living Seas in EPCOT, Frost Miami Science Museum, the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, Sea World Aquatica, Calgary Zoo Antarctic Landing, Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Shark Tank, and the Taiwan National Museum of Marine Biology.

PCA Global was founded by Paul Cooley and is headquartered in San Diego with an additional office in Sydney, Australia (

“Joining the Ardurra-King team allows us to provide our expertise and services on a grander scale with the additional staff and expanded service offerings, while maintaining the same level of quality and commitment,” said Mr. Cooley.

Ardurra-King is a multi-discipline engineering and management firm composed of King Engineering Associates, Stouten Cramer, Ardurra Group, and BCG Engineering and Consulting. The company operates in three areas: water/wastewater engineering, including coastal, hydraulic, civil/structural engineering; disaster management; and land development. Ardurra-King has 14 offices throughout Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina ( (

Post-closing, PCA will continue to operate as PCA Global and will maintain its offices in San Diego and Sydney. “Providing the highest level of client service is paramount to our success. PCA’s engineers complement our existing staff capabilities which will provide added value to our clients,” said Ardurra-King’s COO, Ernesto Aguilar. “PCA further expands our geographic footprint into the international market.”

RTC Partners invests from $5 million to $25 million of equity in lower middle market companies across a wide range of industries. The firm is based in New York (

BDO USA ( was the financial and tax advisor to RTC Partners.

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