Helping corporations boost their green credentials is big business for leading environmental consultancy ERM. Headquartered in London with more than 3,000 staff in 40 countries, the firm advises clients such as Pfizer, Hyundai and Bayer on issues ranging from health and safety compliance to dealing with the environmental impact of new factories. Guidance on carbon emissions is a growing revenue strand at the company, which posted sales of £266.5m in 2007 under chief executive Peter Regan. Bridgepoint acquired 3i’s majority stake in ERM in a £302m deal last year.

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Company details
ActivityEnvironmental consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*266.5
Operating profit £m*23.0
Main shareholdersBridgepoint (57%), management (43%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda