18 March, 2015

Anthesis continues global expansion with Middle East acquisition

Anthesis Group has acquired environmental and sustainability consulting firm TEP, its seventh acquisition in 18 months and second overseas.

18 March 2015
TEP, based in the United Arab Emirates, is working across the Middle East and India in Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Waste and Hazardous Materials Management, Environmental, Health & Safety Auditing. The acquisition strengthens the Middle East platform following Anthesis establishment in Abu Dhabi last year. The company's on the ground presence now extends to the UK, Central Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East as it progresses towards its vision to become the 'leading global sustainability specialist firm'.

TEP works for many of the large property development, energy, public and corporate clients in the region. These include Daewoo, Sheraton, HSBC, Aurecon and Aedas.

Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis Group said: "The Middle East is an important region for us and was becoming a missing component in our corporate presence. We see an emerging need for our specialist skills where resource efficiency and environmental and social awareness are recognised as both risks and opportunities. We have secured an increasing amount of work in support of clients at a city level, with sustainable master planning; at a site and company level with EHS, carbon, water and waste management, and in support of capital projects with environmental and social impact assessments. To meet our strategic aims we need to have our own staff on the ground in strong local markets and in support of our global clients in their operations and their supply chains. TEP brings a strong team, quality client relationships and pipeline, and many years of experience working in the region."

Anthesis aims to occupy the space between the large players where sustainability is non-core and the small local specialist firms. Anthesis believes that clients prefer to buy from specialist firms where those firms have the critical mass to offer the technical depth across the breadth of specialist expertise required to deliver valued outcomes. Anthesis' goal is to become the leading global specialist and the company's rapid growth strengthens this ambition. An acquisition in the Middle East reinforces Anthesis' intent to develop both organically and through acquisition in both the UK and overseas.

Enda Colfer, previously Managing Director and Owner of TEP commented: "Prospects in the Middle East are increasingly exciting for environmental and sustainability consulting. We have come a long way in a short time at TEP but it has become increasingly clear to us that being part of a larger international firm provides us with the scale and reach to support the growth in demand for our services. Anthesis is the obvious choice for us. We are excited by their vision and have already partnered with them on a number of projects. Some of their services are also uniquely relevant to this region. The DrySatMap technology developed out of their German business uses remote sensing to determine geological conditions, flood risk, solar yield, sea level rise, saline intrusion, water scarcity trends and many other applications. It works best in arid or semi-arid areas and delivers quality data at a fraction of the price of other survey types or technologies. We believe Anthesis gives us competitive advantage and we look forward to growing the Middle East region and working with them to meet their global aspirations."

Enda Colfer joins the Anthesis Global Management Team.

TEP will trade as Anthesis TEP in the Middle East as the company grows and continues to rebrand all acquired entities under a single name.


For further information contact
Stuart McLachlan
Chief Executive, Anthesis Group
7148 6737

Enda Colfer
Managing Director, Anthesis TEP
50 656 6713

About Anthesis
Anthesis is a global yet specialist consultancy which believes that commercial success and sustainability go hand in hand. We offer financially driven sustainability strategy, underpinned by technical experience and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. The company combines the reach of big consultancies with the deep expertise of the boutiques. We take our name from the Greek word "anthesis", the stage of a plant's lifecycle when it is most productive. Sustainability is now at that exciting stage of flourishing; it has grown up and grown into the mainstream. Anthesis has clients across industry sectors, from corporate multinationals like Coca-Cola, Tesco, ArjoWiggins and Reckitt Benckiser to world class events like London 2012, 34th America's Cup and Sochi 2014. The company brings together expertise from countries around the world and has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, China and the Philippines - and now the Middle East. It has a track record of pioneering new approaches to sustainability and has won numerous awards.

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About TEP
The Environment Partnership (TEP) is an established pure play environmental and sustainability consultancy providing specialist services to the Middle East and wider region. Based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) our team has more than 40 years of combined experience providing environmental solutions across the region including the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and further afield. We combine strong technical expertise and quality with a deep understanding of local requirements and a focus on client relationships.

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