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CM&A supports RCG in their acquisition by ERM

Consulting M&A has supported its client RCG (The Renewables Consulting Group), a global market intelligence, management consulting, and technical advisory firm operating exclusively in the renewable energy sector through the sale process to the world’s largest pure-play sustainability advisory firm, ERM. 

Sebastian Chivers, CEO at RCG, says: “We are delighted that we appointed CM&A – the team is highly professional and fun as well. Sincere thanks for their guidance, tenacity and hard work.” Bruce Ramsay, Managing Partner at CM&A, explains that the success of the RCG business was all about employing the best consultants, with expertise in a growing sector, ensuring consistent delivery high-quality delivery and professional management of all operations. It is a model other consulting businesses would do well to follow. 

The acquisition expands ERM’s capabilities to support clients across the entire lifecycle of large-scale renewable energy projects, from market intelligence and strategy development through to the development, construction, operations, and decommissioning of projects. It further strengthens the firm’s ability to advise clients on the purchase and sale of renewable energy assets, and adds deep sector experience in offshore wind projects. 

The team of RCG grows ERM’s +5,500-strong firm by approximately 60 experts, based in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. RCG’s leadership team joins the ERM partnership. 

ERM continues to expand and diversify its market presence through acquisitions. The deal marks ERM’s sixth acquisition announced in 2021, including related acquisitions in next-generation low-carbon technology advisory, and renewables consulting. 

Keryn James, CEO, ERM, says: “Our purpose is to shape a sustainable future with the world’s leading organisations. Navigating the new opportunities presented by renewables and low-carbon technologies is central to this ambition. With the acquisition of RCG, we are in an even stronger position to help our clients unlock the enormous potential of the clean energy revolution. We warmly welcome the talented RCG team to the ERM Group.” 

Sebastian Chivers, CEO, RCG, says: “From the outset, our vision for RCG has focused on building the most respected firm in renewable energy consulting, globally. Becoming part of the ERM Group will help us accelerate that vision and become a global leader for our clients in the energy transition. The backing of ERM will allow us to take the business to the next level.” 

Lee Clarke, COO, RCG, says: “We already have a track record of successfully collaborating closely with ERM across global markets and have shared values and ways of working. Operating together as a single team unlocks competitive advantage for clients throughout the project lifecycle.” 

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