(ROCKVILLE, MD) – Apex Companies, LLC – a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm – announces the acquisition of Southwest Geoscience. The transaction closed on March 29, 2014.

A privately held firm headquartered in Dallas, TX, Southwest Geoscience is an environmental consulting services company specializing in due diligence, site investigation, corrective action, industrial hygiene, multi-media compliance and permitting, and natural resources management. The company has offices located throughout Texas, as well as in Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Apex is a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented middle market companies.

“The acquisition of Southwest Geoscience will enhance Apex’s capability and capacity to serve existing and new clients, and drive growth in specific end markets such as Oil & Gas and Real Estate,” says Peter Ceribelli, Chief Executive Officer of Apex. “The company boasts a talented core of professionals who are well-established and highly-respected among their clients."

“Teaming with Apex will enable our combined staffs to offer current and potential clients expanded services across a broader geographic network,” says Chris Mitchell, PG, Principal of Southwest Geoscience. “It is a mutually beneficial partnership and we are confident that the newly created synergies will lead to great opportunities in the regions and industries we share work in.”

Apex was recently named a 2013 Top 100 Environmental Firm by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR Magazine). Placing at No. 77, this ranking is 22 spots higher than the company’s previous ranking, and its highest ever. Fueled by record sales, outstanding client retention and strategic acquisition, Apex was also named a Top 30 All-Environmental Firm (No. 20) for the first time. 

For more information: www.apexcos.com, 301.417.0200.

About Apex Companies

Founded in 1988, Apex Companies, LLC is a leading national water resources and environmental services consulting and engineering firm dedicated to providing private and public sector clients with full-service, single-source solutions for routine and complex projects.  Clients rely on the Company to provide the technical expertise and solutions requisite in the industry, while differentiating itself with a quick response time, professional performance, high-quality results and cost efficiency. Apex employs more than 600 professionals, including geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, air quality experts, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, safety specialists and field technicians, across a network of more than 50 offices throughout the United States.

About Tailwind Capital

Tailwind Capital is a leading private equity firm investing in growth-oriented middle market companies in business and communications services and healthcare. Tailwind partners with management teams to build value through internal growth, acquisitions, and operational and strategic initiatives. For more information: www.tailwind.com.

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