Arcadis Signals Commitment To Digital Strategy With E2 ManageTech Acquisition

Published 27 July 2017 by David Metcalfe &
EHS Services Environment, Health & Safety Market Insight

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Executive Summary

On July 27, 2017, Arcadis, the 27,000 employee design and consulting firm for natural and built assets announced that it had definitively acquired E2 ManageTech, the independent EHS technology services provider founded in 1998. The acquisition, for an undisclosed fee, gives Arcadis critical mass in its EHS and sustainability enterprise technology solutions practice with the addition of the 55 E2 ManageTech employees. The rationale for the acquisition goes beyond simply bulking up the EHS tech services practice which has traditionally implemented and maintained software from vendors like Enablon, Intelex, SAP and Sphera. Verdantix sees this as part of a bigger picture tied into the previously announced digital growth strategy. Arcadis has already made big commitments to using building information modelling (BIM) tools and has won an EHS innovation award for its use of drone technology provided by CyberHawk as part of remediation work for Total. 

Table of contents

Arcadis Signals Commitment To Digital Strategy With E2 ManageTech Acquisition
Digital Enablement Across All Service Lines Is A Core Strategic Objective For Arcadis
The Arcadis Commitment To Digital Has Implications For Competitors And Partners

About the author

David Metcalfe

CEO

David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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