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RoadSafe Traffic Systems Acquires Optim Earth


RoadSafe Traffic Systems,
the nation's largest provider of traffic control and pavement marking
services, announced today its acquisition of Optim Earth. Based in Reno,
Nevada, Optim Earth provides customers on-demand access to accurate 3D
subsurface information required to plan and build structures, roads,
bridges, tunnels and pipelines. Optim Earth represents the third add-on
acquisition for RoadSafe since ORIX Capital Partners acquired RoadSafe
in 2016 in partnership with Aperion Management.

"The addition of Optim Earth creates synergies between our two
companies, with many of the same customers supported for infrastructure
construction, repair and maintenance projects," said Dave Meirick,
RoadSafe president and CEO. "Optim Earth has earned a solid reputation
with contractors and engineers for its expert staff, service and
cutting-edge technology. Our goal is to expand that footprint across the
country and leverage our customer partnerships nationwide in doing so."

The founder and president of Optim Earth, Bill Honjas, will remain in
place and continue to handle daily operations among his team, while also
providing strategic direction alongside RoadSafe.

"We are a service company that has some of the same customers as
RoadSafe, such as state transportation departments, general contractors
and utility companies," Honjas said. "This is a win-win situation for
everyone, and I'm excited to see the endless possibilities and
opportunities that lie ahead."

Optim Earth utilizes GroundSCOPE technology, which provides a
comprehensive 3D working view of the Earth's subsurface, from utilities
to project depth. This helps avoid design conflicts before construction

"Optim Earth has products all over the world used for geotechnical
investigations," Honjas said. "We can provide huge cost savings to end
users in the project design phase because they can plan for what is
underground and avoid the headaches of project delays encountered when
running into something unknown."

Terry Suzuki,
president and CEO of ORIX Capital Partners, agrees that the acquisition
will prove beneficial for all parties involved. "With the acquisition of
Optim Earth, ORIX Capital Partners continues to realize our goal of
seeking strategic add-ons for RoadSafe," he said. "This will complement
the strong organic growth Optim Earth has experienced as a result of the
incredible value, reliability and safety of its services."

About RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc.

RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc. is the nation's largest provider of
traffic safety and pavement marking services, and innovative safety
products, to heavy highway, building and specialty contractors, state
transportation departments, local governments, special events
organizations, U.S. railroads and utility companies.

About Optim Earth Inc.

Optim Earth Inc. provides an advanced locating service by deploying
GroundSCOPE, a cloud-based enterprise solution that provides customers
on-demand access to accurate 3D subsurface information required to plan
and build structures, roads, bridges, tunnels and pipelines.

About ORIX Capital Partners LLC

ORIX Capital Partners LLC makes direct control private equity
investments that support growth and performance among established
middle-market companies throughout North America. The team's expertise
spans industries including industrials, infrastructure services,
transportation and business services. ORIX Capital Partners is a
business unit of ORIX Corporation USA (ORIX USA), a Dallas-based
financial services firm. ORIX USA's parent company, ORIX Corporation, is
a publicly owned international financial services company with
operations in 38 countries and regions worldwide. For more information,
please visit

About Aperion Management LLC

Aperion is a New York-based private investment firm that seeks to invest
in small to midsize businesses valued between $15 million and $150
million with solid fundamentals and attractive growth prospects. Aperion
seeks to partner with driven management teams to identify key business
drivers and unlock opportunities for value creation and growth, and has
been an investor in RoadSafe since its inception in 2007.

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