London — August 24, 2015 — L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, provided commercial due diligence support to OMERS Private Equity (“OPE”) in its acquisition of Environmental Resources Management (“ERM”) for an enterprise value of US$1.7 billion.

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. It operates across more than 40 countries and employs over 4,800 people, with clients spanning a range of sectors including Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, Manufacturing, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals.

In supporting OPE, L.E.K. combined its existing knowledge of ERM with its sector experience and expertise in commercial transaction support. L.E.K. examined the drivers of ERM’s market-leading growth rate and profitability, revealing how ERM’s strong natural growth characteristics and business model were enabling it to leverage the effects of regulatory and societal change to outperform its competitors. The evidence and insight developed by L.E.K. assisted OPE in completing an off-market bi-lateral acquisition process.

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