ERM

London’s ERM has 4,200 staff in 140 offices across 40 countries, advising big business on environmental legislation – from the sustainability of a power station to the London Olympics. Charterhouse acquired a majority stake from fellow private equity firm Bridgepoint last year in a deal valuing the firm at £585m. John Alexander is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank25
CompanyERM
ActivityEnvironmental consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*498.3
Operating profit £mn/a
Main shareholdersCharterhouse (55%), management and employees (45%)
Staff4,239
Founded1971
Websitewww.erm.com

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