SOURCE: ENVIRON Holdings, Inc.

August 20, 2009 10:37 ET

ENVIRON Announces Acquisition of Brazilian Consultancy ARQUIPÉLAGO

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - Ewire -- Stephen T. Washburn, CEO of ENVIRON Holdings, Inc. (ENVIRON), and Ralf Lattouf, Founder and President of ARQUIPÉLAGO Engenharia Ambiental Ltda. (Arquipélago), have announced the acquisition of ARQUIPÉLAGO by ENVIRON -- resulting in the international health and environmental sciences consulting firm's first offices in Latin America. Effective immediately, ARQUIPÉLAGO will conduct business as ENVIRON ARQUIPÉLAGO.

In making the announcement, Washburn commented, "This acquisition is ideally aligned with ENVIRON's fundamental strategy of enhancing our global geographic presence and spectrum of technical capabilities so that we continue to meet our clients' evolving needs." Washburn noted that the transaction reflects ENVIRON's strong commitment to investing in the future of the firm, providing opportunities for the professional growth of its staff, and expanding its ability to provide the highest level of scientific and strategic support to its clients.

The acquisition extends ENVIRON's geographic reach into Latin America, where significant environmental challenges represent opportunities for value-added consulting, and enhances the firm's technical capabilities in environmental engineering and carbon management -- two key growth areas. It also supports ENVIRON's platform for conducting due diligence, site assessments and site remediation in Latin America, where there is an increasing demand for client services over the longer term.

Founded in 1998, ARQUIPÉLAGO has two offices (in São Paulo and Valinhos, Brazil) and a staff of approximately 30 professionals who provide technical and strategic assistance over a range of complementary practice areas, including environmental engineering, environmental site assessments, site remediation, and sustainability consulting. Like ENVIRON, ARQUIPÉLAGO's success has been based on proactively identifying client needs and focusing on technical excellence, responsiveness and problem-solving to meet those needs.

Lattouf commented, "We are delighted to be joining ENVIRON, whose culture, international presence, diversified practices and private ownership structure will serve ARQUIPÉLAGO's employees well over time. We see tremendous long-term value to being part of ENVIRON and expanding our business, not just in Brazil, but also in other parts of Latin America." ENVIRON's capabilities in human and ecological risk assessment, air quality, and industrial wastewater management, in particular, position Arquipélago to expand the services they can provide to their current local client base, as well as to other Latin American clients.

An international consultancy, ENVIRON has worked with clients for more than 25 years to help resolve their most demanding environmental and human health issues. We combine resources across geographic boundaries and technical and scientific disciplines to provide clients with the best, most responsive team -- whether responding to existing challenges, evaluating opportunities to improve performance, or seeking to reduce future liabilities. Clients around the world benefit from our unique ability to bring clarity to issues at the intersection of science, business and policy.

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    Jeanne Bezerra
    Marketing Communications Director
    ENVIRON Holdings, Inc.
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