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Impact of Mergers, Acquisitions & Financial Partnership Models in the Environmental & Sustainability Consulting Sector

14 September at 4-5.30pm BST / 11am-12.30pm ET

Watch our online panel discussion on-demand and hear industry experts explore mergers, acquisitions and financial partnership models in the environmental and sustainability consulting sector, and their impact on market structure and service delivery.

Get insights on:

  • The drivers for, and critical success factors of, recent sector M&A activity, including valuations
  • Current trends in acquisition strategies and how this has changed from previous years:
    • Is the rapid rise in valuations associated with ESG solutions businesses good or bad for the industry?
  • Alternative growth strategies and financial partnering models, both in the UK and internationally
  • Acquisition activity, partnership options, and other investment, to advance technology and AI capability into the ESG, environmental and sustainability solutions space
  • Strategies for effectively integrating people and systems and managing the impact on company culture
  • Evaluating how current M&A activity is transforming  the sector’s service offering and consultants’ potential to enhance their client’s sustainable delivery ambitions

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Meet the panellists

Rupert Brown, Pallentine

Rupert Brown

Impact Fund Senior Investment Director, Palatine Private Equity LLP


Rupert works with impactful businesses to drive positive change in our society whilst building shareholder value. He supports ambitious management teams pre and post deal to elevate their future business plans through impact investing. Rupert has a breadth of experience across a range of sectors with a particular interest in Healthcare & Life Sciences businesses. He joined Palatine in January 2016 from NBGI Private Equity where he spent over four years working on a number of platforms and add-on acquisitions whilst holding several board positions. Rupert started his career at PwC, where he worked on a variety of private equity transactions and financial restructurings. He is a qualified chartered accountant with a degree in politics from Edinburgh University.

Tristan Craddock Anthesis

Tristan Craddock

Global M&A Director, Anthesis 


Tristan joined Anthesis as Global M&A Director in July 2023, following two years as a Non-Executive Director for the organisation through his role as Partner at Palatine, an investor in Anthesis. Prior to Anthesis, Tristan has more than 15 years’ experience in private equity investing across many businesses and sectors and supporting businesses with their investment and growth strategies. Most recently at Palatine’s Impact fund Tristan focussed on identifying and supporting businesses that made a positive social or environmental impact and helping them to quickly scale both their business and their positive impact.  Tristan also spent five years at EY where he qualified and worked in the M&A and Performance Improvement teams.


Stephen Grant

Director, Equiteq


Stephen is a Director based in Boston and supports and advises clients through the full M&A process, leveraging his strong background and expertise to maximize shareholder value. Stephen joined Equiteq in 2022 with 10 years of professional experience across financial services, investment banking, and corporate development. Prior to this, he worked for UBS and Jefferies covering the broader industrials and business services sectors.

Stephen holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and a BS in Finance and Engineering from Penn State University.


Robert J. Kloepfer

Global Strategy Management Officer, SWCA Environmental Consultants


An environmental executive with over 35 years' experience in government, industry and consulting, Bob has worked with many of the world’s leading corporations, often at the executive and Board level, on the design, development and implementation of systems to maximize effective EHS regulatory compliance, risk control, sustainability and ESG. Bob's areas of expertise include EHS and sustainability program management, performance assurance, organizational review and optimization, EHS and corporate sustainability reporting, supply chain risk management and community and regulatory interface. In 2023, Bob led SWCA’s acquisition of the sustainability management consultancy ALO Advisors and directs SWCA’s global growth initiatives.

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