Anthesis Group announces £4 million in shareholder funding
Sustainability consultancy Anthesis Group has announced that it has received investment that it hopes will fuel growth in the sustainability consulting and technology sector.
The group, which has acquired seven specialist green consultancy firms in the past two years, says that it has raised over £4 million in shareholder funding since it commenced trading in 2012.
As part of its fundraising, Anthesis welcomed new external investors as well as further investment from existing shareholders. The group states that it is now 75 per cent employee owned and ‘is making substantial progress combining ongoing employee buy in with investment from senior people joining the group’.
Following its acquisitions the group now employs more than 130 staff across the UK and Europe, Middle East, USA and Asia.
Anthesis was founded by two executives from WSP Environment and Energy and its clients have included Coca-Cola, Tesco, Veolia and the London 2012 Olympics.
Investment will lead to further Anthesis acquisitions
Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis Group, said: ”This new growth capital will allow us to achieve our phase two plans which include further investment in acquisitions and strategic hires.”
Alan Matthews, CFO of Anthesis Group, added: “The broadening of our supportive shareholder base gives significant opportunities for our expansion plans. Collective vision and accountability that we see across the management teams locally and globally greatly assist our integration strategy.”
Brad Blundell, Director at Anthesis Group, commented: “Clients want to engage firms that can deliver the value that comes with sustainable solutions. This is typically related to revenue growth, cost and risk reduction, supply chain management and brand enhancement.
“The integration of so many aspects of the sustainability value chain allows us to deliver holistic solutions and bring new, potentially disruptive products to market.”
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