May 31, 2024

F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) extends its congratulations to Paragon Soil & Environmental Consulting, Inc. (Paragon) on finalizing their transaction with Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. (Montrose) (NYSE: MEG). Serving as Paragon’s M&A advisors, F&M has been proud to play a role in this significant step in Paragon’s future growth and expansion under Montrose’s North American footprint. We wish our client every success in their forthcoming endeavors at Montrose. This partnership between Montrose and Paragon represents a promising future for the combined entities in western Canada.

About Paragon
www.paragonsoil.com

Paragon Soil & Environmental Consulting is a consulting firm that provides services for clients in the oil sands, pipeline, mining and power sectors. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Paragon’s work spans across western Canada, further bolstering Montrose’s current presence in the region while adding additional environmental expertise in select soil and reclamation services, in particular.

The acquisition of Paragon also includes Paragon’s active limited partnership, Paragon Infinity. The limited partnership is operated in conjunction with Infinity Métis Corp., a wholly owned Indigenous corporation with the McMurray Métis Local 1935 in the Wood Buffalo region in northeast Alberta.

About Montrose
www.montrose-env.com

Montrose is a leading environmental solutions company focused on supporting commercial and government organizations as they deal with the challenges of today and prepare for what’s coming tomorrow. With ~3200 employees across 100+ locations worldwide, Montrose combines deep local knowledge with an integrated approach to design, engineering, and operations, enabling Montrose to respond effectively and efficiently to the unique requirements of each project. From comprehensive air measurement and laboratory services to regulatory compliance, emergency response, permitting, engineering, and remediation, Montrose delivers innovative and practical solutions that keep its clients on top of their immediate needs – and well ahead of the strategic curve.

About F&M Management Ltd.
www.fmmltd.com

Established in 2010, F&M has emerged as the premier corporate advisory and management consulting firm serving the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada. With a proven track record, F&M has successfully facilitated numerous Mergers and Acquisitions in the environmental consulting domain. Additionally, our expert guidance on management buy-outs and buy-ins has helped clients achieve their financial and corporate objectives.

F&M is also proud to have founded CE3C – the only executive level conference specifically tailored for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada. Visit our website at www.ce3c.ca to learn more. This conference offers a unique platform where industry executives convene to discuss pivotal issues shaping our sector. Further extending our services, we have an affiliated company, Meridus Management Ltd. (www.meridus.com). Meridus delivers top-tier online project management training courses, tailored for industry professionals, to fortify their skills and enhance their knowledge.

F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) extends its congratulations to XCG Consulting (XCG) on finalizing their transaction with Trace Associates Inc. (Trace) and integrating with Trace’s esteemed team of professionals. Serving as XCG’s M&A advisors, F&M has been proud to play a role in this significant step, and we wish our client every success in their forthcoming endeavors at Trace. This partnership between Trace and XCG not only signifies a promising future filled with innovation and excellence but also further solidifies their joint position as leaders in the environmental consulting field in Ontario.

About XCG

www.xcg.com

Founded in 1990, XCG and its 28 employees has deep expertise providing environmental site assessment, remediation, risk assessment/management, solid waste advisory, and hazardous building materials management services across Canada, to a wide range of industry sectors.

Tom Williams, President of XCG, believes the combined efforts will “allow us to better serve our national and regional clients while also providing technical and professional growth opportunities for our staff.”

About Trace

www.traceassociates.ca

Trace exists to help you have a great life. We are an employee-owned professional services firm with offices and people across Canada. Trace’s people are trusted advisors in environmental science and engineering, health and safety, emergency management, business continuity, sustainability, and Indigenous engagement.

Trace’s President and CEO, Darrell Haight, is excited to welcome XCG to the Trace team. “Our cultures are very similar as we both take great care of our people, so they can take care of our clients and suppliers. Both XCG and Trace clients will benefit as we now have greater national coverage and more diverse services to offer.”

About Combined Entities

With XCG, Trace expands its Canadian geographic footprint with a great presence in southern Ontario and adds solid waste advisory, surface water management, and environmental engineering capabilities that can be provided to public and private clients across Canada.

XCG will become the Ontario division of Trace on February 1, 2024, and will operate under the name “XCG, a division of Trace Associates Inc.”

For more information visit www.traceassociates.ca or LinkedIn.

About F&M Management Ltd.

www.fmmltd.com

Established in 2010, F&M has emerged as the premier corporate advisory and management consulting firm serving the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada. With a proven track record, F&M has successfully facilitated numerous Mergers and Acquisitions in the environmental consulting domain. Additionally, our expert guidance on management buy-outs and buy-ins has helped clients achieve their financial and corporate objectives.

F&M is also proud to have founded CE3C – the only executive level conference specifically tailored for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada. Visit our website at www.ce3c.ca to learn more. This conference offers a unique platform where industry executives convene to discuss pivotal issues shaping our sector. Further extending our services, we have an affiliated company, Meridus Management Ltd. (www.meridus.com). Meridus delivers top-tier online project management training courses, tailored for industry professionals, to fortify their skills and enhance their knowledge.

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F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) congratulates Aqua-Solve Services Inc. (Aqua-Solve) for successfully finalizing their transaction with GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) and their subsequent integration with GFL’s distinguished team. As M&A advisors to Aqua-Solve, F&M is honored to have facilitated this significant transition. We anticipate a bright future for our client within GFL. The partnership between Aqua-Solve and GFL symbolizes a future rich with innovation and excellence, fortifying their combined leadership in water treatment applications in Western Canada. 

About Aqua-Solve

www.aqua-solve.com

Aqua-Solve specializes in water treatment solutions across various sectors in Canada. For the construction industry, they offer dependable water treatment systems backed by seasoned technicians, ensuring they meet the stringent regulations of Western Canada. Within the industrial realm, Aqua-Solve caters to diverse industries by delivering bespoke water process solutions. This includes shipyards, marine terminals, manufacturing, and the petrochemical industry. In the environmental sector, their services extend to temporary water treatment solutions for managing wastewater affected by hydrocarbons and metals. The company’s founding members bring deep-rooted expertise in environmental contracting, notably in contaminated site remediation, dredging, and waste management.

About GFL

www.gflenv.com

GFL Environmental stands as North America’s sole major diversified environmental service provider, spanning solid and liquid waste management domains. Their strategic presence in Canada and the U.S. positions them to offer a comprehensive array of innovative environmental solutions. GFL’s ethos revolves around fostering environmental responsibility. By delivering safe, efficient, and cost-effective services, they empower their clientele and communities to embrace a sustainable future, encapsulated in their motto – “Green For Life.”

About F&M Management

www.fmmltd.com

Since its inception in 2010, F&M has risen as Canada’s leading corporate advisory and management consulting entity within the environmental and engineering spheres. With a history of facilitating numerous mergers and acquisitions in environmental consulting and contracting, F&M’s expertise also spans management buy-out and buy-in initiatives.

Proudly, F&M initiated CE3C, Canada’s exclusive executive-level conference for the environmental and engineering consulting sector. Discover more at www.ce3c.ca. This event serves as a nexus for industry leaders, providing a space to deliberate on crucial sector-centric topics. Broadening our spectrum, we introduce our affiliated firm, Meridus Management Ltd. (www.meridus.com). Meridus offers elite online project management courses, meticulously crafted for industry stalwarts to amplify their competencies.

F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) extends its congratulations to Milman & Associates (Milman) on finalizing their transaction with MTE Consultants (MTE) and integrating with MTE’s esteemed team of professionals. Serving as Milman’s M&A advisors, F&M has been proud to play a role in this significant step, and we wish our client every success in their forthcoming endeavors at MTE. This partnership between MTE Consultants and Milman & Associates not only signifies a promising future filled with innovation and excellence but also further solidifies their joint position as leaders in the engineering field in Ontario.

About Milman

www.ma-eng.ca

Established in 2001 by Boris Milman, Milman & Associates provides structural engineering and project management services across Ontario. The eight-person team brings extensive expertise and creativity to structural projects, including power generation facilities, airports, automotive plants, hospitals and educational facilities. They specialize in the analysis and design of complex steel and concrete structures, incorporating innovative building materials, and utilizing modern technologies and computer modelling. They are also recognized for their strength in project management and dedication to their clients’ projects.

“Joining MTE unifies us with a multidisciplinary firm, meaning we can offer services beyond structural engineering. We are positioned to accelerate the impact we have on the structural engineering field in Ontario, and we will amplify the capabilities of our engineering professionals,” remarked Milman & Associates Founder, Boris Milman.

About MTE

www.mte85.com

MTE is a multidisciplinary consulting firm providing services in engineering, building science, land surveying, environmental science and more. Founded in 1985 in Southern Ontario, we’re proud to have helped shape the regions in which we work and live for over three decades, aligning with our clients to improve the communities of our friends, our families, and our neighbours. As an employee-owned firm, we are owners working for you. Fuelled by your success, we deliver the right solutions in a timely, authentic, and cost-effective manner.

“This acquisition represents a significant milestone, combining MTE’s and Millman & Associates’ complementary strengths, expertise and resources. Both firms have a shared vision for delivering responsive service and value-added engineering solutions,” noted MTE President, Ted Rowe. “This union provides MTE with an opportunity to strengthen our project management services, particularly in the structural engineering field.”

About F&M Management Ltd.

www.fmmltd.com

Established in 2010, F&M has emerged as the premier corporate advisory and management consulting firm serving the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada. With a proven track record, F&M has successfully facilitated numerous Mergers and Acquisitions in the environmental consulting domain. Additionally, we have provided expert guidance on management buy-out and buy-in projects, enabling our clients to achieve their financial and corporate objectives.

F&M is also proud to have founded CE3C – the only executive level conference specifically tailored for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada. Visit our website at www.ce3c.ca to learn more. This conference offers a unique platform where industry executives convene to discuss pivotal issues shaping our sector. Further extending our services, we have an affiliated company, Meridus Management Ltd. (www.meridus.com). Meridus delivers top-tier online project management training courses, tailored for industry professionals, to fortify their skills and enhance their knowledge.

F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) is delighted to congratulate PINTER & Associates Ltd.’s (PINTER) new ownership group, along with Lawrence & Gail Pinter, on successfully completing their Management Buy Out Transaction. As Corporate Advisors to PINTER & Associates, F&M is proud to have contributed to this significant milestone. We extend our best wishes to the new shareholders and all company employees as they embark on this exciting chapter of managing the company.

Lawrence and Gail Pinter have entrusted the reins to the capable hands of Bennet Awume, Jessica Cutter, Nyamaa Jalbuu, and Darrell Mihial, who form the esteemed new ownership group.  Bennet Awume, the new president of PINTER, had this to say: “We would like to thank the founders Lawrence and Gail Pinter for their exceptional leadership over the past 25 years. Lawrence, in his capacity as the company’s principal geo-environmental engineer, demonstrated expertise in environmental site assessments, contaminant remediation, landfill siting and design, and waste management. He possessed a unique combination of knowledge and practical skills, and he fostered a client-centric culture within the company.”

About PINTER & Associates:

www.pinter.ca

PINTER’s team is comprised of knowledgeable professionals who bring to the table a wealth of expertise in Environmental, Municipal Infrastructure, and Geotechnical Engineering.  With offices in Saskatoon and Regina, PINTER remains steadfastly committed to delivering top-quality professional services to both existing and prospective clients. 

About F&M Management

www.fmmltd.com 

Established in 2010, F&M has emerged as the premier corporate advisory and management consulting firm serving the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada. With a proven track record, F&M has successfully facilitated numerous Mergers and Acquisitions in the environmental consulting domain. Additionally, we have provided expert guidance on management buy-out and buy-in projects, enabling our clients to achieve their financial and corporate objectives.

F&M is also proud to have founded CE3C – the only executive level conference specifically tailored for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada. Visit our website at www.ce3c.ca to learn more. This conference offers a unique platform where industry executives convene to discuss pivotal issues shaping our sector. Further extending our services, we have an affiliated company, Meridus Management Ltd. (www.meridus.com). Meridus delivers top-tier online project management training courses, tailored for industry professionals, to fortify their skills and enhance their knowledge.

F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) is pleased to congratulate Two Worlds Consulting Ltd. (TWC) and its new shareholders on the successful completion of their Management Buy-In Transaction. F&M is proud to have served as Corporate Advisors to TWC during this process and we extend our best wishes for continued success to the new shareholders and all employees of the company.

Jennifer Campbell, founder and CEO of TWC stated, “We are delighted to announce the induction of eleven new shareholders into our shareholder group. The newly formed ownership group, composed of TWC employees, is enthusiastic about contributing to our future growth and success.”  Jennifer remains the majority shareholder of TWC.

About Two Worlds Consulting:

www.twoworldsconsulting.com

With unwavering commitment to integrity, TWC is a Canada-wide social and

environmental consultancy. TWC collaborates with Indigenous Nations, the private sector,

and governments to promote rigorous process, informed decision-making, and shared.

prosperity.  TWC’s core services include Indigenous Engagement, Socio-Economic, Lands & Culture, Reconciliation and Regulatory.

With every service, TWC strives for inclusivity and diverse viewpoints, fostering an environment that values every voice

About F&M Management

www.fmmltd.com

Established in 2010, F&M has emerged as the premier corporate advisory and management consulting firm serving the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada. With a proven track record, F&M has successfully facilitated numerous Mergers and Acquisitions in the environmental consulting domain. Additionally, we have provided expert guidance on management buy-out and buy-in projects, enabling our clients to achieve their financial and corporate objectives.

F&M is also proud to have founded CE3C – the only executive level conference specifically tailored for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada. Visit our website at www.ce3c.ca to learn more. This conference offers a unique platform where industry executives convene to discuss pivotal issues shaping our sector. Further extending our services, we have an affiliated company, Meridus Management Ltd. (www.meridus.com). Meridus delivers top-tier online project management training courses, tailored for industry professionals, to fortify their skills and enhance their knowledge.

F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) would like to congratulate Teranis Consulting Ltd. (Teranis) shareholders and employees for finalizing their transaction with IBI Group Inc. (IBI) and joining IBI’s Canadian-based international consulting services. F&M is proud to have been involved as M&A advisors to Teranis and wish our client success in their future careers at IBI.

About Teranis

www.teranis.ca

Founded in 2006, Teranis was born out of a need to provide more inclusive, respectful and ethical services to First Nations communities, with the majority of its clients residing in such communities throughout British Columbia. Specializing in high quality, value-added professional services associated with contaminated site investigation, remediation and risk assessment, the firm’s approach is to actively engage the Nation and its membership, and to build capacity wherever possible during the environmental assessment of its land.

“I am invigorated by the opportunity that this partnership represents to apply the principle of ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ to enhance the relationships we have built with Indigenous communities in BC and throughout Canada,” said Teranis Managing Principal, Ian Collings. “Mi’kmaw Elder, Albert Marshall, defined two-eyed seeing or Etuaptmumk as learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing and from the other eye with the strengths of mainstream knowledge and ways of knowing. We see many inequities in the communities we operate in, and we believe that as part of IBI, we will be able to provide more holistic support by gaining access to the firm’s integrated professional service offering.”

About IBI

www.ibigroup.com

(TSX:IBG) is a technology-driven design firm with global architecture, engineering, planning, and technology expertise spanning over 60 offices and 3,000 professionals around the world. For nearly 50 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes that cities thrive when designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

“Through the strong scientific backgrounds of its founders, Teranis brings a unique skillset to IBI that augments several of our existing practice areas, including municipal and land development, water and wastewater management, flood mitigation, and renewable energy solutions,” said IBI Group CEO, Scott Stewart. “I’m pleased to welcome the Teranis team to IBI, and look forward to broadening our environmental and climate mitigation offering, as well as deepening our commitment to and collaboration with Indigenous communities.”

About F&M

www.fmmltd.com

F&M was founded in 2010 to become the leading corporate advisory and management consulting company to serve the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada.  F&M has successfully completed many Mergers and Acquisition transactions and provided advice on management buy-out and buy-in projects that have resulted in our clients reaching their financial and corporate objectives.  F&M’s team of seasoned professionals are highly skilled business leaders who bring decades of hands-on experience gained through senior leadership roles in environmental and engineering firms.

F&M are the founders of the only executive level conference, CE3C Conference www.ce3c.ca for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada.   The conference provides a venue whereby senior executives in the sector can meet and discuss key issues facing the industry.

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F&M Management Ltd. (F&M) would like to congratulate Stratos Inc. shareholders and employees for finalizing their transaction with ERM and joining ERM’s global team of sustainability professionals. F&M is proud to have been involved as Stratos’ M&A advisors and wish our client success in their future careers at ERM.

About Stratos

www stratos-sts.com

Stratos is one of Canada’s leading management consultancies focused exclusively on ESG and sustainability. Comprised of trusted advisors, researchers, strategists, and integrators, Stratos has a strong and credible reputation in both corporate and government circles for providing objective and practical advice and producing high-quality products. The company was founded in 2000 in Ottawa, Ontario.

About ERM

www.erm.com

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

ERM’s diverse team of over 5,500 world-class experts in over 150 offices in more than 40 countries supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability. Through ERM’s deep technical expertise clients are well positioned to address their environmental, health, safety, risk, and social issues. ERM calls this capability its “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

About F&M

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F&M was founded in 2010 to become the leading corporate advisory and management consulting company to serve the environmental and engineering sectors in Canada.  F&M has successfully completed many Mergers and Acquisition transactions and provided advice on management buy-out and buy-in projects that have resulted in our clients reaching their financial and corporate objectives.  F&M’s team of seasoned professionals are highly skilled business leaders who bring decades of hands-on experience gained through senior leadership roles in environmental and engineering firms.

F&M are the founders of the only executive level conference, CE3C, www.ce3c.ca for the environmental and engineering consulting sector in Canada.   The conference provides a venue whereby senior executives in the sector can meet and discuss key issues facing the industry.