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Chinook Capital Advisors represents owners of Axis Survey & Mapping Inc. in acquisition by SAM Companies, a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital

Chinook Capital Advisors, a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners, acted as the exclusive advisor to Axis Survey & Mapping Inc. (“Axis”, or “the Company”) in its acquisition by SAM Companies (“SAM”), a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital.

Axis is a professional surveying and mapping company with strong client relationships in the engineering, public works, construction, and infrastructure-focused markets. The Company is based in Redmond, WA, and serves the Greater Puget Sound region.

SAM’s comprehensive suite of services includes Geomatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Aerial Mapping, Utility Engineering, Program Management for Engineering, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Inspection services. These capabilities can service the entire infrastructure lifecycle from planning, design, and construction, to operations. SAM uses advanced technology to capture and deliver accurate and reliable spatial data for a diverse base of public and private sector clients. SAM was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada.

“The Chinook Team’s expertise and guidance throughout the process was invaluable,” said Travis Bradley, CEO of Axis. “I couldn’t imagine going through this without their help. Chinook’s efforts allowed our board to find the best partner to grow the business for years to come.”

“The Axis team had reached an inflection point after years of strong growth. With the support of SAM, Axis will be able to expand its customer base and provide additional value-added solutions for its clients” added Ed Kirk, co-founder of Chinook.

“Congratulations to the shareholders of Axis for building an amazing company and culture. This transaction with SAM establishes more resources for continued growth for every employee and empowers the team to serve even more customers,” commented John O’Dore, co-founder of Chinook.

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Chinook Capital Advisors, based in Kirkland, WA, is a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners. We help businesses prepare for and execute business ownership transition events.

Our expertise includes sell-side advisory/seller representation services, recapitalizations, advisory board/transaction preparation services, and other services including business valuation and debt advisory. Chinook serves many of the key industries that drive the Pacific Northwest economy, including manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, healthcare products & services, and consumer products & services.

We welcome inquiries from business owners wanting to discuss business valuation, M&A market updates, or how to build value towards a future exit or recapitalization.