Pandea members Dow Schofield Watts in the UK and Aequo Partners in Australia advised environmental consultancy APEM Group on the acquisition of Biosis, one of Australia’s leading ecology and heritage consultants.

aequo partnersThe deal, which is APEM’s first acquisition in Australia and its seventh overall acquisition since 2021, gives it a significant presence in the country. Based in Stockport in the UK, APEM is backed by private equity firm WestBridge. DSW has advised on all six of its previous acquisitions.

For the Biosis acquisition, DSW worked with member firm Aequo Partners, whose detailed knowledge of the Australian deals market provided assistance on the ground, including helping with the management of due diligence carried out by local experts.

The DSW team consisted of Gregg Pendlington and Ross Thomas, working alongside Peter Hill and Brendan Chapman from Aequo Partners.

Gregg Pendlington, Partner with DSW, said: “Working on Australian time was a challenge but made easier through collaboration with our global M&A members Aequo Partners. Great job all around and great result!”

Peter Hill, Managing Director at Aequo Partners, added: “This transaction was an excellent example of the strength and effectiveness of the Pandea network, a true team effort across time zones and geographies. It was a pleasure working with DSW on this important transaction for APEM in Australia.”

Pete Barkley, Partner at WestBridge, furthered: “This is a significant transaction that transforms APEM Group into a truly global environmental consultant. Biosis brings new capabilities to the Group and access to clients in key Australian markets. This sets up the Group well for further significant growth in Australia and accelerates delivery of the international growth plan.”

Congratulations, all!