Corporate Finance Deal Announcement: Harewelle Group

9th Nov 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have advised the shareholders of Harewelle International Group on the sale of the business to Ecorys UK Limited. The group includes Harewelle International Limited in the UK and several sister companies in Zambia, Lesotho and Bangladesh. John Woolner and Mike Woolford, the shareholders of Harewelle, will join Ecorys, along with all of Harewelle’s staff.

The acquisition adds to the core capabilities of Ecorys's international consulting businesses in the areas of rural development, agriculture, food security & fisheries, water & sanitation, forestry, national parks and large-scale environmental conservation programmes. It also enhances its existing expertise in public sector reform, private sector development, environment & climate change, aid effectiveness, support of civil society and grant fund management.

“This acquisition fits with our strategic goal to expand our international presence in developing countries” said Ecorys’s UK Managing Director Chris Ralph.

He added:

“Harewelle's strong track record with the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) also broadens Ecorys's experience with this important international donor and will allow us to supplement our existing expertise and build upon our strong reputation with the European Commission."

About Harewelle

Established in 2006 Harewelle is an international development consultancy committed to poverty alleviation and supporting sustainable growth through capacity building. With combined experience of over 35 years and in over 90 countries, Harewelle is recognised as a leader within its field and has a first class reputation for successfully implementing and managing a wide range of international development projects and programmes.

About Ecorys

Ecorys is an international provider of research, consulting and management services focused on the development, delivery and evaluation of public policy. For more than 25 years its expertise has helped clients to understand and meet their challenges.

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