DC Capital Partners Management LP, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies in the government and engineering sectors, has launched Akela Engineering and Consulting.

Akela, headquartered in San Diego, is a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) firm providing engineering and consulting services to the construction industry in California. Akela serves clients in the military, life science, government, education, corporate, multi-family, sustainability, hospitality and healthcare spaces. Michael Wall Engineering Inc. and DEC Engineers Inc., two Southern California MEP engineering firms, united to form Akela. Dennis Berlien has joined Akela as chief executive officer.

“We are extremely pleased to share the official launch of Akela and welcome these industry experts to our portfolio of companies providing differentiated and innovative services and solutions in the government and engineering markets,” states Thomas Campbell, founder and managing partner of DC Capital.