Critigen Debuts in Effort to Modernize Critical Infrastructure

Oct. 23, 2009
Company divested from CH2M HILL to Golden Gate Capital emerges

Critigen, a global technology consultancy for critical infrastructure, announced its entry into the market as a privately-held company. Recently divested from CH2M HILL’s 62-year, $6.4 billion engineering business, the independent company said it has emerged with deep domain expertise combined with the entrepreneurial ability to proactively apply technology-based approaches, new insights and visionary thinking that modernizes every sector of the growing critical infrastructure market.

“Critigen is the catalyst to apply a new vision--one that will forever impact how we build and manage critical infrastructure,” said CEO Jeff Akers. “Critigen’s clients are also at the forefront of acute challenges including climate change, sustainable environmental and energy transformation, asset protection and management and carbon reduction. Approaching these modern challenges within thought or technology silos will fail our cities and our citizenry. Critigen brings behaviorally-relevant, holistic approaches that will comprehensively address our 21st century challenges.”

Critigen’s client roster touches every sector of critical infrastructure, the company said--energy, water, facilities, government, financial, commercial, transportation and emergency response--with almost 700 global employees aiming to allow clients to visualize, collaborate, secure and manage their information.

Critigen’s marquee clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, as well as Genworth Financial, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the world’s first carbon-neutral city, Masdar, located in United Arab Emirates. In addition, one of Critigen’s largest clients is CH2M HILL with which it holds a three-year preferred provider agreement.

The company is now owned by Golden Gate Capital, a private equity investment specializing in the IT industry with approximately $8 billion of capital under management.

Source: Critigen