Premier M&A advises leading environmental testing and monitoring consultancy enitial on its sale to Cawood Scientific

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Premier, the leading Testing, Inspection & Certification sector M&A specialist, is pleased to announce that it has advised Initial Projects (enitial), the leading environmental testing and monitoring business, on its sale to Cawood Scientific, a leading scientific analysis group funded by Inflexion Private Equity.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Wolverhampton, enitial is a UK market leader undertaking programmed environmental sampling and monitoring, helping businesses in the waste and water sectors maintain compliance with Environmental legislation. enitial operates an advanced proprietary technology platform, delivering measurable improvements in data capture and accelerated results for clients. enitial’s client base includes the leading waste management companies, numerous local authorities and water utilities.

enitial was already known to Nigel Patrick and Linda Radnor of Cawood Scientific, and the combination of both businesses provides a compelling offering to clients in a wider range of markets. Linda Radnor, Operations Director at Cawood Scientific said, “Having worked with enitial on several successful projects, we know they share our passion for operating with the upmost professionalism and a real drive to deliver outstanding results for clients. The combination will strengthen our capabilities across several market landscapes.”

Ivor Parry, Richard Evans and Adam Chell of enitial said, “For the past 25 years, we’ve been developing the business, broadening our geographic reach and strengthening our capabilities, to provide an all-encompassing service to our clients. In the past year, we’ve been working with Cawood Scientific and their clients, and we’re delighted to be invited into their family. Clients love Cawood Scientific for their expert analytical capability and we complement them by our sector leading environmental sampling and monitoring. We’re excited to become part of the Cawood family and look forward to moving forward together.”

Chris Knox from Premier’s London office commented, “It was a great pleasure working with the founders of enitial and we are delighted with the outcome of the transaction. Adam, Ivor & Richard and the enitial team have built a very impressive business, transforming the environmental sampling and monitoring sector. The combination of enitial with Cawood Scientific will accelerate growth in both businesses and we wish the newly combined team the very best of luck as they embark on a new phase of growth.”

Regarding Premier’s role in the transaction, Ivor Parry commented, “We simply could not have done this without the help, support and professional advice of Premier. They were with us every step of the way, through what at times was quite a daunting process, and we are very pleased with the outcome.”

Advising on the sale of enitial cements Premier’s position as the leading M&A adviser in the environmental testing & inspection market, following on from 16 previous deals successfully completed in the sector.

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