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M&A updates for Ricardo and Tetra Tech Locked

Ricardo acquires Greek energy and environment modelling consultancy, while Tetra Tech seals RPS deal.

Europe, Global, UK

Tetra Tech outbids WSP for RPS

Rival makes surprise play for London-listed environmental and energy consultant with £636m cash offer, as WSP considers next move

Europe, Global, UK

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

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. 


Arcadis and RPS report strong half year results Locked

Resilience business area delivers bulk of Arcadis revenue; RPS (which has just accepted a buyout bid from WPS) sees positive trends in urbanisation and natural resources — and a growing headcount.

Europe, Global, Netherlands, UK

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 up the ante on NZ and ESG goals  Locked

Six months after the publication of Environment Analyst’s acclaimed ‘Consultancies in the race to net zero’ report – and in celebration of UK Net Zero Week – we explore how the top players are looking to advance their leadership role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Global, UK

RPS bosses pleased with ‘good set of numbers’ for 2021 despite challenges Locked

Group CEO and CFO take Environment Analyst through the year’s highlights, as international firm delivers solid results and pipeline going into 2022 against backdrop of lingering pandemic, inflationary pressures, energy market transition, and the ‘great resignation’

Europe, Global, UK

RPS updates on strategic progress in sustainability Locked

European player reports on internal and external opportunities arising from the ESG and sustainability agenda as its own climate targets receive SBTi approval

Europe, Global

All net zero roads lead to Glasgow Locked

The COP26 climate change conference has provided a focus to boost to net zero campaigns all over the world

Europe, Global

RPS on the road to recovery Locked

The return of profit, the reinstatement of investor dividends, steady revenue, and a refreshed focus on ESG indicate a company emerging from CV-19 with a greater sense of purpose. CEO John Douglas speaks with EA’s Ross Griffiths on the release of RPS's first half results

Europe, Global, UK

RPS chosen to lead offshore wind ESIA in S Korea Locked

The UK-based environment and energy consultancy has two decades experience of delivering wind energy projects all over the world, including in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global

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

RPS keeps the long view after 2020 hit Locked

RPS’s journey of reinvention was hit hard by crosswinds from COVID-19. CEO John Douglas and CFO Judith Cottrell talked to Environment Analyst about the trials of 2020 and their effects on the professional services firm’s long-term plans

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

RPS partners Noord-Brabant province on sustainability Locked

Europe, Global

RPS develops digital offerings for clients Locked

With a digital-first approach now expected, the UK-based consultant is offering an interactive-web based environmental impact assessment (EIA)


Consultants’ Q3 results hint of an upturn with a long way still to go Locked

Following the first six to eight months of pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic instability, the picture for some leading environmental consulting players features the tentative beginnings of an upturn.

Europe, Global, North America, 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

RPS doubles down on strategic priorities Locked

CEO talks up preservation of value, resources and capabilities as markets open post-COVID, with London-listed environmental and professional services firm slipping into loss during first half

Europe, Global, UK

EA Business Summit 2020: Could global benchmarking activate a race to net zero? Locked

A range of views on strategies for leading the climate change, ESG and net zero agendas, presented at the final panel session of this year’s EA Business Summit, converged on the need for standardised targets and benchmarking

Europe, Global

RPS and Xodus team with Japan’s E&E Solutions to target offshore wind sector Locked

The UK-headquartered consultancy RPS has announced a strategic alliance with leading Japanese environmental service provider to support its strategy for growth in the Asia-Pacific offshore wind sector. Xodus Group has announced a similar partnership

Asia Pacific, Global

RPS to lead EIA for Scottish offshore wind farms Locked

UK-headquartered consultancy RPS has been appointed by SSE Renewables to lead the offshore environmental impact assessment (EIA) and shadow habitat regulation appraisal (HRA) for the Forth of Firth offshore wind farms at Berwick Bank and Marr Bank off the coast of Scotland.

Europe, Global, UK

RPS strengthens New Zealand team Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

RPS reports double-digit fee dip in April, May Locked

RPS has issued an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the business in advance of its trading update for the first six months of this year due on 21 July.

Europe, Global, UK

RPS expands US offshore wind support services Locked

UK-headquartered consultancy RPS is expanding in the US offshore wind sector, having appointed Richard Zeroka as director of permitting to lead its environment team based in Boston, Massachusetts to spearhead its push into this space.

Global, North America, UK

Delivering environmental assessments from a distance Locked

UK-headquartered consultancy RPS is among those who have put systems in place for delivering remote environmental assessments and audits for their clients in response to the restrictions on travel and social contact because of COVID-19.

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Can virus perspective help us achieve net-zero carbon?

Tanya Lloyd-Jones, RPS technical director for sustainability based in the UK, reflects on what the coronavirus pandemic has taught us, and the new perspective that may pave the way to net-zero carbon

Europe, Global, UK

RPS updates on trading and measures in light of crisis Locked

Senior leadership team and board to take 20% pay cut; public sector exposure mitigates impacts

Europe, Global, UK

RPS defers pay increases and cancels dividends on COVID-19 Locked

Europe, Global, UK

Oil & gas price collapse threatens supply chain Locked

The price of crude oil could plunge to record lows in coming weeks due to a combination of oversupply and falling demand. The ramifications for environmental consultants exposed to the energy and natural resources sector are huge.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Oil price set to slump below $20 per barrel Locked

North America, United States