Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced it has acquired Ecofys, an international consultancy based in Europe with a leading position in the fields of energy and sustainability. The addition of 150 Ecofys consulting professionals enhances Navigant's capabilities and solution offerings, providing additional expertise in the areas of energy policy, climate strategies and policies, energy systems and markets, urban energy, and sustainability services. With this acquisition, Navigant further strengthens and expands its position as a leading global energy consultancy. "Ecofys has a strong reputation as a premier provider of energy consulting services," said Jan Vrins, managing director and leader of Navigant's Energy segment. "The addition of Ecofys strengthens Navigant's energy solutions to our clients, creating robust capabilities for governments, utility companies, industry, and new entrants to effectively respond to and capitalize on the global transformation within the energy sector." Headquartered in the Netherlands, Ecofys began as a pioneer in sustainability consulting more than 30 years ago. Formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Eneco, one of Europe's leading sustainable energy companies, Ecofys' work has led to prestigious honors, including the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for contributions on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the 2008 Erasmus Innovation Award. "We live in a world of rapidly changing energy demand and supply against a background of significant climate-related and economic challenges," says Thijs Aarten, CEO and managing director of Ecofys. "Together with Navigant, our deep, combined expertise in strategy and implementation will enable our clients to adapt to the ongoing energy and climate transition." Jeroen de Haas, CEO of Eneco Group added, "I'm pleased with the acquisition of Ecofys by Navigant. Ecofys has been part of Eneco Group since 2009 and has grown into an internationally acknowledged energy and sustainability consultancy. Ecofys has delivered value to Eneco and I am confident that with Navigant, it will continue to thrive."
About NavigantNavigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant's professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant's practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com. About Ecofys Established in 1984 with the mission of achieving "sustainable energy for everyone," Ecofys has become the leading expert in energy policies, climate strategies and policies, energy systems and markets, urban energy as well as sustainable industries and services. The unique synergy between these areas of expertise is the key to its success. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical, and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world. With offices in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, Ecofys has been part of Eneco Group since 2009 and is dedicated to solving energy and climate challenges. More information about Ecofys can be found at ecofys.com.