The Southwest Strategies family of companies includes some of the most experienced and successful communications professionals in the western United States. Together we offer our clients an unmatched track record of success and an array of services to tackle any challenge. For our employees, it means greater professional development opportunities and the flexibility to chart your own bright future.
In late 2022, Palladium Equity Partners, along with its affiliate Palladium Heritage, invested in Southwest Strategies to broaden the company’s offerings and expand into new markets. In August 2023, Southwest Strategies acquired Katz & Associates, one of the largest and most respected public infrastructure communications firms in California. The partnership creates the largest public outreach firm in California focused on infrastructure communications, specifically in the areas of energy, transportation, land use and water.
Southwest Strategies is a full-service public affairs and public outreach firm headquartered in San Diego with offices in the Central Valley and the Bay Area. The firm has helped secure and build more than $20 billion in infrastructure projects throughout the West.
Katz & Associates specializes in strategic communications, public involvement and community relations to advance essential projects. The firm is composed of nationally recognized outreach experts in water resources, transportation, environmental planning and land use.
Palladium Equity Partners is the oldest minority-owned private equity buyout firm in the financial industry, with approximately $3 billion of assets under management as of September 2022. Palladium is a Certified B Corporation™, which signifies that it has been designated as meeting high standards of social and environmental impact by B Lab. The firm seeks to acquire and grow companies in partnership with founders and experienced management teams by providing capital, strategic guidance and operational oversight.
Palladium Heritage is a recently formed unit within Palladium that concentrates on strategic investments in the lower end of the middle market, principally business-to-business and industrial companies. Southwest Strategies is the first investment by Palladium Heritage.