Global consulting market: all change at the top as climate & ESG drivers dominate Locked

EA’s latest industry data and research report reveals emergence of the sector's own ‘big four’ as environmental & sustainability consulting market sees record M&A activity and solid post-COVID recovery through accelerating green transition opportunities. 

Global

WSP to acquire RPS, expanding E&S consultancy presence globally & in UK Locked

WSP’s agreement to purchase RPS will further Canadian-based firm’s ambition to become the premier global environmental & sustainability consultancy, with 23,000 experts worldwide.

Canada, Europe, North America, UK

Consultancies’ exodus from Russia continues Locked

RSK, SLR and Ricardo among the latest international consultancies to shun Russian business and offer assistance to staff in the impacted region

Europe, Global, Russia & CIS

RSK turbocharged by M&A and sustainability megatrends Locked

Record revenue and profits for the Cheshire, UK headquartered outfit as pro-forma revenues surpass half a billion pound mark

Europe, Global, UK

COP26: RSK event hears call for supply chain audits on biodiversity  Locked

As companies investigate their scope 3 carbon emissions, they also have the opportunity to investigate the biodiversity impacts of their value chains. Yet only 12% of FTSE100 companies report any supply chain audit on biodiversity

Europe, Global, UK

RSK’s big plans for ‘down under’ Locked

British consultancy plan further expansion in Australia through M&A activity, following its purchase of EDP earlier this year

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global

RSK forms Solutions By Nature Locked

RSK launches new subsidiary as a Binnies and Salix Joint venture

Europe, Global, UK

RSK secures £1bn sustainability-linked refinancing deal Locked

RSK set to become a major M&A powerhouse in the global environmental services space following its £1bn ($1.4bn) refinancing deal with Ares Capital

Europe, Global, UK

RSK continues rapid expansion, acquiring in Europe and APAC Locked

UK environmental services group adds four more companies to fold

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19 Locked

Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up

Europe, Global, UK

CEO question time: Alan Ryder, RSK - Part II Locked

Environment Analyst talks business resilience in the pandemic year; international opportunities and megatrends with RSK’s CEO and founder Alan Ryder.

Europe, Global, UK

CEO question time: Alan Ryder, RSK - part I Locked

RSK’s CEO and founder Alan Ryder discusses buy and build strategies, the challenges of integrating acquisitions, collegiate operating structures and the purchase of Binnies

Europe, Global, UK

RSK set to acquire B&V’s UK and Asia water & environment business Locked

The purchase of Black & Veatch’s 1,200-strong UK and Asia water business – including a sizeable environmental consultancy unit – is RSK’s largest and most transformational acquisition to date; revives the Binnies brand name

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

RSK adds Swiss business to its European presence Locked

UK-headquartered environmental, engineering and technical services firm RSK has launched a new arm, RSK Environment Switzerland, in a continuation of its global expansion programme.

Europe, Global, UK

Government certification strengthens RSK’s East Africa position Locked

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

Brexit not so bleak for environmental consultants Locked

Environmental consultants may be less affected by Brexit transition than other business sectors. Will Hatchett, explains why

Europe, Global, UK

RSK sets up rewilding venture Locked

Rewilding and habitat creation business demonstrates the UK player’s strategic intent

Europe, Global, UK

RSK expands European operation with Austrian purchase Locked

Acquisition juggernaut rolls on as UK environmental firm bolsters European presence with ninth purchase of the year

Europe, Global, UK

RSK scoops up WRc in ongoing acquisition campaign Locked

British environmental and engineering services firm RSK has acquired the Water Research Centre Ltd (WRc) along with its subsidiary Cognica.

Europe, Global, UK

RSK launches renewables support business Locked

RSK launches CAN Renewables to target wind and solar infrastructure opportunities

Europe, Global, UK

RSK acquires again, expanding domestic and overseas footprint Locked

RSK wants to "invest in market segments less likely to be negatively affected by COVID-19"

Ireland, UK

HSE consultancies pivot to tackle coronavirus

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Report: Exploring pathways to net zero for the oil & gas sector Locked

The climate crisis was centre stage at IP Week 2020, where senior O&G industry leaders, advisers and stakeholders gathered to share the latest critical thinking and actions to address the net-zero revolution

Global, UK

RSK acquires soils and riverine specialist Salix Locked

Acquisitive British environmental firm makes first M&A play of the year with 30-strong Salix.

UK

UK environmental consultancy gathers momentum with Brexit worries sidelined

Brexit fails to dampen sector thanks to a resurgent public sector spending and continued infrastructure activity. And there’s change at the top as WSP, Jacobs, RSK, AECOM and Mott MacDonald lead the pack, while APEM, Delta-Simons and Sweco enter EA’s Top 30 for the first time.

Europe, Global, UK

Network Rail names firms for £400m design services framework Locked

Capita P&I, RSK, Temple, Waterman and Wood to supply consents and environmental support services

UK

Acquisitions boost RSK’s top line in FY19 Locked

Privately-held firm reports surge in revenue though vigorous buy-and-build strategy and organic growth

Europe, Global, UK

RSK acquires consulting engineer Silcock Leedham Locked

UK

RSK acquires seventh company this year, ATP Locked

Latest buy sees further diversification from core environmental consulting services, adding architecture, building surveying and project management capabilities

UK

RSK acquires remediation specialist Ecologia Locked

Sixth acquisition in current financial year for UK environmental sector serial acquirer, with latest buy adding to contaminated land capabilities.

Europe, UK