Environmental Business Journal Archives

EBJ Vol XXIX No 03 & 04: Environmental Contracting Services 2016

This edition of EBJ features analysis on two major segments of the environmental industry: hazardous waste management and remediation/industrial services that together comprise environmental contracting. These sectors — the “contracting” segments of the environmental industry — accounted for $24.5 billion in revenues in 2015, according to EBJ segmentation and analysis portrayed in charts and tables in this edition along with a ranking and profiles of top companies. The environmental contracting business totaled $24.5 billion in the United States in 2015, according to research by Environmental Business International, publisher of EBJ, with a fractional 0.1% gain in aggregated revenues of eight sub-segments. Environmental contracting as defined here by EBI includes the total of two of EBI 14 segments in the $371-billion U.S. environmental industry: $10.9-billion in Hazardous Waste Management and $13.6-billion in Remediation/Industrial Services.

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EBJ Vol XXIX No 01 & 02: M&A in the Environmental Industry 2016

Environmental industry merger & acquisition (M&A) activity reached peak levels across multiple segments in 2015, and prospects for both buyers and sellers look good into 2016 and beyond. Many segments of the industry remain relatively fragmented, and professional private investment capital has only become influential recently in environmental services. Combined with a fairly positive and stable market, owners, shareholders and investors are not wrong to be optimistic about the future of their positions in environmental firms. Compiled data shows a record 224 transactions in environmental services in 2015, up 13% in total, with environmental engineering & consulting the leading segment with 101 transactions in 2015 up 10%.

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EBJ Vol XXVIII No 12: Executive Review 2016 and 2015 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

EBJ's annual edition listing the EBJ Business Achievement Awards from the previous year and Q&As with key senior executives in the environmental industry. The detailed treatment of 50+ award winners provides a view into what separated successful companies, projects and technologies in the environmental industry in 2015. Winners are divided into business achievement or growth by size. Awards are also issued in M&A, IT and new practice areas. Outstanding projects and new technology development or applications are awarded Project Merit Awards or Technology Merit Awards. Finally companies are recognized for contributions to the industry and society at large. Executive Q&As are presented with the following senior executives detail their market perspectives, strategic priorities, management initiatives, policy opinions and insights into their business and the industry.

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EBJ Vol XXVIII No 10 & 11: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry Review & Outlook 2014-2016

EBJ's annual analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering industry details a full statistical account of the $29 billion U.S. C&E industry in 2014, current figures for 2015 and an updated forecast for 2016. A market overview and the accompanying EBJ dataset in Excel format provides a market breakdown and forecast by client, media and service type and exhibits show geographic breakdowns and lists of top firms. After 2% in 2014, EBJ expects growth of 2.5-3% in 2015, and forecasts 3-4% for 2016. C&E firms have mostly maintained or increased their profitability in 2014-2015. M&A activity continues in 2015 after some record deals in 2014. Private equity investment is raising the bar in large and medium-sized firms. Features in this edition include an M&A trend review with highlight deals, a view from Washington on last-year regulation scenarios from the Obama Administration, how cities are tackling resilience and climate change adaptation, and profiles of key companies.

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EBJ Vol XXVIII No 09: Environmental Industry Overview 2015

The U.S. environmental industry grew 3.9% in 2014, according to research and data compiled by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of EBJ. The environmental industry's total of $353.7 billion in revenues represented 2.82% of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, and EBI estimates environmental industry employment at 1.74 million in 2014. EBJ's annual industry overview presents statistical summaries of the industry in 14 segments with multiple charts with revenues, growth, employment, number of companies, forecast and revenue breakdowns by client, media and function. This 32-page edition features a section on environmental labs, a review of EBI's first Washington DC Fall Summit, and profiles of 15 companies.

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EBJ Vol XXVIII No 07 & 08: Sustainability, Resilience & Climate Adaptation

This special 50-page edition of EBJ, leveraging research done by sister publication Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ), focuses on the climate change adaptation industry as defined by CCBJ and all the companies engaged in providing services, management, technology and supplies to a broad swathe of clients being impacted by and preparing for climate change. Climate change adaptation is one of smallest but faster growing of the 9 segments in the $330-billion U.S. and $1,590-billion global Climate Change Industry in 2014, and EBI estimates a $830 million U.S. and $2.48 million global climate change adaptation market in 2014.

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