Edif announces 12th acquisition

The Edif Group (www.edifgroup.com), a leading international technical inspection, engineering and consultancy business backed by Phoenix Equity Partners (“Phoenix”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of OST Energy Ltd (“OST”) by Edif ERA, one of its two divisions. This is the 12th acquisition by the Edif Group since it was formed under Phoenix ownership in February 2011.

Edif ERA works in critical industries and environments world-wide, providing engineering and consultancy services to reduce risk, optimise performance and enhance capability.

OST is an award winning, global independent engineering consultancy specialising in technical advisory for the renewable energy market, offering a complete package of services for Investors, Lenders, Utilities and Developers.

OST enhances the Edif ERA offering by providing a through-life suite of services to the renewable energy market. OST’s technical consultancy specialises in advising on commercial and technical risk for Solar, Wind, Biomass and Renewable Heat and Environmental services all over the world, with offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA, Asia and Australia.

Oliver Soper, Founder and Director, OST Energy, commented: “The management and the staff of OST Energy are delighted to join a larger and similarly ambitious company with a fantastic historic growth rate and proven engineering pedigree. We look forward to continue growing internationally as part of the EDIF Group and widening our offering of best in class engineering services through our combined global footprint.”

Steve Lancaster, Managing Director, Edif ERA, commented: “The addition of OST Energy is a very exciting proposition for Edif ERA. With a shared ambition for internationalization within the Renewables and wider energy industries, our blend of complementary services will provide a unique offering to our clients on every major continent.”

Rob Dilworth, CEO, Edif Group, commented: “OST Energy will be our 12th acquisition and continues our ambitious growth plan to build an integrated group of companies providing a comprehensive range of testing, inspection, certification and consultancy services within the TICC sector. OST Energy is a like-minded entrepreneurial business that I believe will flourish as part of Edif Group.”