Engineering consulting firm Ramboll has acquired environmental and health consultancy ENVIRON, a move that strengthens Ramboll’s global positioning and goal to expand into new regions. As a result of the acquisition, 1,500 ENVIRON employees will join the 11,000 existing professionals working at Ramboll, placing the firm in the elite of environmental consultancies.
ENVIRON is an in 1982 established environmental and health science consultancy that provides services such as site solutions, air quality management, due diligence, health sciences, environmental impact assessments and water services. The US-based consulting firm has 1,500 employees working from more than 90 offices in 21 countries around the world. The UK office, based in London, employs roughly 200 advisors.
Ramboll Group is a Danish engineering, design and consulting group that was founded in 1945. Since then, the firm has grown to an international corporation employing 11,000 specialists, from its 200 offices in 22 countries. The firm works across the several markets, including Buildings, Transport, Environment, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Management Consulting.
Thomas Vetrano, COO of ENVIRON, and Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of Ramboll, ratify the deal.
In line with its ambition to grow its footprint and to become truly global, Ramboll acquired ENVIRON, an acquisition that will position Ramboll among the top 10 leading environmental consultancies globally, with 2,700 experts working within environment, health and water worldwide and a total staff close to 12,500 employees in 35 countries. “Strengthening our portfolio within environmental services and expanding into new attractive regions, specifically North America, has been a strategic priority for us since 2012. The acquisition of ENVIRON is an important milestone in fulfilling this ambition. We are creating a fantastic platform for future growth and Ramboll moves a big step closer to becoming a truly global consultancy,” comments Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of Ramboll Group.
For ENVIRON, the acquisition also offers great opportunities, as Stephen Washburn, CEO of ENVIRON explains: “Joining forces with Ramboll puts us in an even stronger position to continue working on the most challenging environmental and human health problems, including the implications of global urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity. The environmental and human health challenges facing society have never been greater. Working together, Ramboll and ENVIRON are ideally positioned to help the global community and our clients in meeting these challenges.”