HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EFI Global, a Cunningham Lindsey Company, and a leading provider of forensic engineering, fire investigation, environmental, and laboratory testing services, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Andersen Environmental, an environmental and engineering due diligence, health and safety, and remediation consulting services firm in the Western US.
The combined success of both companies will provide clients with strengthened environmental, engineering and catastrophe response resources and expertise serving the commercial real property and insurance markets, specifically along the West coast.
Jane Tutoki, Global Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey said, “I am delighted to welcome Andersen Environmental into the Cunningham Lindsey family. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to grow our business so that we can help our clients manage their risk. There is an increasing demand for experts who understand the complexities of environmental risk and this acquisition will benefit our clients in the US and internationally.”
“EFI Global is proud to bring on board the team from Andersen Environmental. The resources of our organizations enable us to provide a full range of integrated services that help our clients assess risk and manage environmental challenges,” says Ron Holt, CEO of EFI Global, Inc. “This will enhance our ability to serve our clients with expanded capabilities and technical expertise along the West Coast, while also presenting employees of both companies with exciting opportunities.”
Andersen Environmental has been in business for more than 14 years, and is headquartered in Southern California with six offices in California, nine branch satellite offices, and 60 employees. The union brings several key team members on board including Dennis Ironi, President of Andersen Environmental. Mr. Ironi has more than 17 years experience in environmental consulting, having worked on numerous commercial, residential and industrial properties, and will join the company as a Vice President.
“The Andersen Environmental team and I are thrilled to be joining EFI Global and the Cunningham Lindsey Group of Companies. We are looking forward to working with such a dynamic and innovative organization,” says Dennis Ironi. “The strength of our company’s reputation, expertise, and geographic reach will enrich the service offerings and solutions we offer clients going forward.”
The combined company will have a geographic reach of 58 offices and more than 450 employees across North America, and will operate under the EFI Global brand identity.
The acquisition of Andersen Environmental is expected to close on March 31, 2015.
About Cunningham Lindsey
Cunningham Lindsey is a leading provider of claims management services to the insurance market. The group's expertise is deployed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across a wide range of disciplines, from risk management to the handling of subsidence claim portfolios, as well as technical loss adjusting. Cunningham Lindsey serves clients in the insurance industry through a network of offices in over 60 countries, comprising more than 600 offices, with over 7,000 employees. Further information can be sourced from www.cunninghamlindsey.com.
About EFI Global, Inc.
EFI Global, Inc. is a leading provider of forensic engineering, failure analysis, fire investigation, accident reconstruction, environmental and laboratory testing services. EFI Global experts identify and analyze the facts and provide clients with detailed results, helping them to make informed decisions regarding a loss or project site. With more than 40 service centers located in the US and Canada, and multi-disciplined experts ready to respond globally, there is always an office or professional ready to respond to the loss or project site. EFI Global is part of the Cunningham Lindsey family of companies, a leader in the independent insurance claims industry. For more information, visit www.efiglobal.com.
About Andersen Environmental
Andersen Environmental is a leading full service consulting firm, providing efficient and effective solutions for clients’ needs in the Western United States. Andersen Environmental’s experts work alongside clients in understanding their needs and developing solutions that meet expectations. Andersen Environmental specializes in providing a full suite of environmental related consulting, testing, and remediation services including: asbestos, Phase I Site Assessments, soil & groundwater testing, storm-water, Industrial Hygiene, safety, and remediation services. For more information, visit www.andersenenviro.com.