Montrose Environmental buys emergency preparedness consulting firm CTEH

23 April 2020 2 min. read

Environmental consultancy Montrose Environmental Group has acquired CTEH, an Arkansas-based scientific consultancy specializing in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

Founded in 1997, CTEH delivers consulting services to help organizations plan for, respond to, and recover from crises and emergencies, including natural disaster, chemical, environmental, toxicological, and pandemic events. The firm’s pandemic response offering includes services in planning and response, biosecurity/personnel tracking, and reporting and visualization.

The firm serves clients in a range of industries, including manufacturing, mining, chemicals, energy and utilities, and government. CTEH has more than 170 employees across 12 offices in the US.

“In recent years, the devastating and increasing impacts of natural disasters and aging infrastructure have elevated the demand for experienced, qualified responders,” said Jose Revuelta, chief strategy officer of Montrose. “CTEH employs the best and brightest scientific minds, with decades of field-tested experience, who will help Montrose more effectively resolve complex health, safety, environmental, toxicological and management challenges for our clients.”

Montrose Environmental buys emergency preparedness consulting firm CTEH

Montrose said the acquisition positions it as a global leader in environmental solutions. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Montrose is based in Irvine, California and provides a range of environmental services, including planning & ecosystem consulting, regulatory consulting, water treatment, testing & lab services, and soil & groundwater remediation. The firm works with manufacturing, chemicals, utilities, energy, and real estate sector clients. Founded in 2012, the consultancy has 1,400 employees across offices in the US, Canada, and Australia.

“A Montrose partnership is an exciting evolution in our company’s future, which will allow us to further expand our team of internationally-recognized experts to offer an unprecedented breadth and scope of services,” said Phil Goad, co-founder and CEO of CTEH.

The deal was financed by Oaktree Capital Management, an investment manager focused on growing companies with products and services used in the energy and power industries.