Shimmick Corp.

General Information

We are a leading provider of water and other critical infrastructure solutions nationwide. Through our predecessor entities, we have a long history of working on complex water projects, ranging from the world’s largest wastewater recycling and purification system in California to the iconic Hoover Dam. According to Engineering News Record, in 2022 we were nationally ranked as a Top Ten builder of dams and reservoirs (#1), water supply (#3), water treatment and desalination plants (#8) and mass transit (#9). We are led by industry veterans, many with over 20 years of experience, and work closely with our customers to deliver complete solutions, including long-term operations and maintenance. (Incorporated in Delaware)

We believe we are entering a period of substantial investment in water solutions, with more than $60 billion already authorized by federal legislation. In addition to organic growth opportunities, the existing water industry is highly fragmented by geography and capability, and we believe there is significant opportunity to both further expand our core infrastructure services and provide new service through acquisitions.

We selectively focus on the following types of infrastructure projects:



Water Treatment: We expand, rehabilitate, upgrade, build and rebuild water and wastewater treatment infrastructure, including desalination plants. We implement complex cleantech treatment technologies including ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, chemical treatment, and oxidation. We also conduct facility commissioning. Our projects and solutions aim to ensure access to clean and safe drinking water, protect public health, and reduce waterborne diseases. Our work contributes to protecting the environment by removing pollutants and contaminants from wastewater before it is released back into ecosystems. Additionally, water treatment infrastructure supports sustainable water management, which conserves this precious resource for future generations.



Water Resources: We build, expand, and improve water storage and conveyance, dams, levees, flood control systems, pump stations, and coastal protection. We also upgrade and expand dams, levees and locks along our nation’s waterways to enable continued emissions-reducing movement of goods. Select projects of ours enable reliable water supply, generate hydroelectric power, and control flooding, ensuring water availability and energy security. Our work contributes to protecting communities from flood damage to safeguard lives, property, and infrastructure.



Other Critical Infrastructure: We build, retrofit, expand, rehabilitate, operate, and maintain our nation’s critical infrastructure, including mass transit, bridges, and military infrastructure. We work on projects that we believe are vital for economic growth, social connectivity, and accessibility. We believe our projects enable smooth and efficient movement of people and goods, foster trade, address environmental sustainability, and improve quality of life for individuals and communities.

As of June 30, 2023, we had a backlog of projects in excess of $1 billion, with over half of that amount comprised of water projects. We believe we have the ability to self-perform many of these projects, enabling us to compete for complex projects and differentiating us from many of our competitors. Self-performance also enables us to better control the critical aspects of our projects, reducing the risk of cost and schedule overruns.

Our project revenue and contracts come primarily from public customers such as federal, state, and local governments, including water districts, sanitation districts, irrigation districts, and flood control districts. Government backing provides financial stability and reliability, as public projects are funded by government entities with the authority to collect taxes and allocate funds. Diverse funding sources — grants, appropriations, loans, state and local taxes, and user fees — reduce dependence on a single source and enhance overall market stability.

Throughout our history, we have maintained and cultivated a strong presence in California. In 2022, more than half of our revenue was generated in California, the largest construction market in the United States. The amount of construction put in place for water infrastructure in California was $4.9 billion in 2022, according to S&P Global (“S&P”). Our revenue from water projects in California was less than 10% of the total California water market, indicating ample opportunity for us to grow our market share in California, where we believe we possess significant competitive advantages.

For example, we have detailed knowledge of the California market and have developed long-standing relationships with significant customers, including the Orange County Sanitation District (“OCSD”), the Orange County Water District (“OCWD”), the Metropolitan Water District of California (“MWD”), the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the City of San Francisco, the City and County of Los Angeles, and other public agencies across the state. In addition to long-standing relationships with our customers, our decades of industry experience have supplied us with deep knowledge of the local workforce, subcontractors, and suppliers throughout California, which we believe provides us with a distinct pricing advantage and enables us to better manage risk.We also have a long history of delivering solutions for the federal government, primarily building locks, dams, levees, and flood protection along the nation’s inland waterways and coasts. Our federal clients include the Navy and numerous U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) districts, including the Louisville District in Kentucky, the Rock Island District in Illinois, and the Nashville District in Tennessee. This work supports efficient transportation, which helps boost trade, reduce congestion on roads, and enhance our nation’s economy.

*Note: Net loss and revenue are for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2023.  

(Note: Shimmick Corp. downsized its IPO to 3.575 million shares – down from 4.55 million shares in the prospectus – and priced the IPO at $7.00 – $3.00 below the bottom of its $10.00-to-$12.00 range – to raise $25.03 million on Nov. 13, 2023. The IPO raised  half of its projected proceeds of $50.05 million – an amount based on mid-point pricing of $11.00 on the 4.55 million shares in the prospectus.)

(Shimmick Corp. filed  its S-1/A on Oct. 23, 2023, and disclosed terms for its IPO: 4.55 million shares at $10.00 to $12.00 to raise $50.05 million. Background: Shimmick Corp. filed its S-1 on Oct. 5, 2023. This is Shimmick’s second attempt to go public. The company filed an S-1 in late 2015; that deal was postponed in early 2016.)


Industry: Water Infrastructure
Employees: 1501
Founded: 1990
Contact Information
Address 530 Technology Drive Suite 300 Irvine, CA 92618
Phone Number (510) 777-5000
Web Address
View Prospectus: Shimmick Corp.
Financial Information
Market Cap $178.46mil
Revenues $689.88 mil (last 12 months)
Net Income $-19.59 mil (last 12 months)
IPO Profile
Symbol SHIM
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares (millions): 3.6
Price range $7.00 - $7.00
Est. $ Volume $25.0 mil
Manager / Joint Managers Roth Capital Partners
CO-Managers Craig-Hallum Group
Expected To Trade: 11/14/2023
Status: Priced
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