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  • Writer's pictureLucas Gielen

Podium Partners at the CSIA Conference

We very much enjoyed being a part of the 2024 CSIA Conference in Dallas.

The system integration & automation sector is currently witnessing a surge in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and capital market activities, reflecting a dynamic landscape characterized by growth and consolidation. This trend is propelled by the robust growth trajectory of the automation market, which presents compelling opportunities for industry consolidation. The commendable performance of companies operating within this domain further catalyzes this momentum. Notably, strategic buyers and financial sponsors, including private equity groups, family offices, and institutional investors, are actively pursuing ownership or investment opportunities within the automation industry. For instance, Podium Partners recently concluded a transaction involving PACIV.

Podium Partners would like to extend special congratulations to the CSIA-honored members for their contributions to the control system integration industry. Congratulations to the 2024 winners:

• Integrator Member of the Year - DMC, Inc.

• Partner Member of the Year Award - Exotek, LLC

• Rising Star Award - John Sullivan, P.E., DMC Inc.

• Social Responsibility Award - Luigi De Bernardini, Autoware S.r.l.

• Charlie Bergman "Remember Me" Award - Karen Griffin, PE, Hargrove Controls & Automation

Podium Partners is dedicated to providing first-class mergers & acquisitions and capital raise advisory services to companies in a range of niches across the System Integration & Automation segments. With a proven track record in representing companies that specialize in the sector, our team is considered one of the premier boutique investment banking experts in this industry.

Podium Partners is looking forward to seeing you next year in San Diego. If you have any questions regarding your SI company, please feel free to reach out to:


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