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Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.
When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.
Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.
Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.
To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into two distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting and Sallyport Global Holdings, which are described below.


The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.

  • Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.
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This Michael Baker International division, founded in 2003, provides full life-cycle support services facilitating client operations in challenging, remote, austere environments, specializing in supporting clients conducting business in areas of natural disaster, conflict or unrest. Sallyport provides contingency and conventional turnkey life and mission support solutions, customized to meet specific client requirements and readily adapted to emergent political, security, regulatory or environmental risks.

Capabilities include rapid response/expeditionary facility construction, operations, maintenance and repair, life support, fire and emergency services, security and global risk management, procurement and logistics, and environmental services. With past performance in more than 25 locations across the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa and more than 100 programs successfully completed in the past decade, Sallyport provides exceptional service to clients ranging from U.S. governmental agencies, foreign governments, Fortune 500 companies and commercial clients in the oil and gas, aerospace, financial and communications sectors.


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DC Capital Partners

Ownership of Michael Baker International is shared among senior managers of Michael Baker and DC Capital Partners, LLC. DC Capital, a private investment firm headquartered in Alexandria, VA, leverages its expertise to invest in sectors that are critical to the execution of U.S. government objectives including, but not limited to, infrastructure and development, intelligence, security, information technology and operations and maintenance.
DC Capital’s principals have institutionalized a successful and repeatable investment approach that centers on their core strategic principles – “Vision, People, Communication, Differentiation and Ethics.” The principals of DC Capital have achieved a long and successful track record of acquiring platform companies in its target sectors and systematically growing these companies organically and via the integration of strategic add-on acquisitions into diversified strategic assets with scale.