SLR Consulting Limited

Region: UK
Sector: Business Services

Nature of Business

SLR is one of the world’s leading specialist environmental consultancies. Headquartered in the UK, it has c.950 employees working from offices in the UK, Ireland, North America, Australasia and Africa.

The company provides advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues to a diverse and growing base of business, regulatory and governmental clients around the world. SLR focuses on the energy, waste management, mining & minerals and infrastructure sectors. It also provides expert sustainability advice and project management support across these industries.

Investment Overview

In May 2008 we took a significant minority stake in SLR to support the business in maintaining its rapid growth both organically and by acquisition, and in entering new markets.

Since our investment, SLR has completed 14 acquisitions. We have provided support in the negotiation and execution of these acquisitions as well as further funding. M&A has included three transformational deals to enter the South African and Australian markets, develop the US business and reinforce SLR's world-leading technical expertise.

Since raising additional financing to enable the Group to continue its international expansion in July 2012, we have backed SLR's acquisitions of Australian GSS Environmental, Calfornia-based Strategic Engineering & Sciences, Synergistics Environmental Services Limited based in Johannesburg and UK-based Cooper Partnerships.

We have also used our international network to present opportunities and access to new markets. This has included a fact-finding trip to India where the SLR team was introduced to key government officials and business contacts through our local office.

Through our Business Leaders Network we have introduced Chairman, Graham Love (currently Chairman at Eversholt and ex-CEO of Qinetiq) and Non-Executive Director, Mick Cook (ex-RPS).

Regulatory notice: This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc.

3i office contact

16 Palace St
London SW1E 5JD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7975 3131
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7975 3232

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