- Naturally Wild is an environmental consultancy that provides expertise for any project that may affect protected species
- Ecus, one of three businesses within the Cura Terrae group, makes the acquisition
- The bolt-on is Cura Terrae’s second since Palatine’s investment
Palatine-backed Cura Terrae, via its group company Ecus, acquired environmental consultancy Naturally Wild.
Naturally Wild, based in Stockton-on-Tees in England, provides expertise for any project that may affect protected species. The company will work alongside Ecus’s existing teams in Sheffield, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Barnard Castle, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, and Manchester. The deal grows Ecus’s team nationally to approximately 180 people.
Cura Terrae is a UK environmental group, headquartered in Sheffield. Its group companies are Ecus, EMS and Envirocare.
“Palatine’s Impact Fund, Cura Terrae, Ecus and now Naturally Wild, are all aligned in a shared long-term commitment to place purpose, responsibility and sustainability at the heart of our growth strategy,” said Greg Holmes, investment manager at Palatine. “Cura Terrae are already delivering on these ambitious growth plans with targeted strategic acquisitions and we have a strong pipeline of further M&A opportunities to broaden our environmental solutions that help take care of the Earth.”
Palatine is a mid-market private equity investor headquartered in Manchester with offices in London and Birmingham.