Knill James, a member of The Corporate Finance Network based in Lewes, East Sussex is pleased to announce that its corporate finance team has advised the shareholders of Sussex-based Southdowns Environmental Consultants on the sale of their company to RWDI, a world leader in global climate engineering and environmental consulting.

A long-standing client of Knill James, Southdowns provides environmental consultancy services in the fields of acoustics, noise, vibration, dust, and air quality. Its reputation for service delivery and excellence, in-depth expertise and highly specialised support will complement RWDI’s industry-leading capabilities in these fields. T

he transaction, led and managed by Kirsty Wilson and Catherine Lambeth of Knill James, marks a new era of exciting opportunities for Southdowns, as the business is now positioned to address the emerging environmental challenges facing global clients.

Rick Methold and Patrick Williams, Southdowns’ shareholders, commented: ‘The Corporate Finance team at Knill James supported us brilliantly throughout the process, successfully achieving the different outcomes we each wanted post sale. Kirsty and Catherine’s expert handling of the deal also meant we still had time us to focus on the day-to-day running of our business, knowing the transaction was in safe hands.’

As well as corporate finance advice, Knill James provided pre-sale restructuring advice.

Kirsty Wilson, Corporate Finance Director at Knill James, commented: ‘We were delighted to be involved in this complex cross-border transaction. The acquisition is a great deal for both parties: Southdowns will enhance RWDI’s ability to support its clients in the UK and Europe, while Southdowns’ clients will benefit from the expanded strength and service capabilities which come from being part of an internationally renowned consultancy group.’

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