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TAKEOVER: SLR Consulting acquires RPA Inc


RPA prides itself on rock solid resources and proven ability.

SLR Consulting, a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions, has acquired RPA Inc., a 60-person, world-leading mining advisory business with teams in North America – Toronto, Denver, Quebec City – and London, U.K.

The RPA team includes geological, mining and metallurgical consultants who have provided expertise and advice on every continent to clients in the mining industry for more than 30 years. The team will bring world class mining advisory services to SLR’s existing Mining and Minerals practice, not only in North America and Europe but across the globe.

RPA’s clients include major mining companies, exploration and development firms, banking, government, law firms, individual investors, and private equity. RPA is recognised as a worldwide leader in mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation in compliance with all reporting codes; technical due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, financings and exchange listings; mineral property valuations, Independent engineers for project debt financings, and expert witness in international litigation and arbitration cases.

SLR and RPA have collaborated on client projects for several years and together they will now be able to offer clients in the mining sector a complete service from value creation and generation through resource and reserve work to environmental and social risk and liability management.

Graham Clow, RPA’s chairman, added, “We’re excited to bring our capabilities and expertise into the SLR group. We pride ourselves on providing the very best advice to our clients and believe that together with our new colleagues at SLR we can deliver an even better range and depth of solutions in the mining and minerals sector.”

Neil Penhall, SLR’s chief executive said, “We’re delighted to welcome the RPA team to SLR. We have always been strong on service delivery for our mining and minerals clients, but the addition of the RPA team really lifts our advisory capability to another level. Together we have a world class environmental solutions and advisory offering for clients on every continent.

“This is our fourth acquisition in just over six months and again reflects the confidence both we and our new investors, Charterhouse Capital Partners, have in the market and the opportunities to provide world class environmental solutions and advice to our clients.”

SLR’s global head of Mining and Minerals, Dave Walker, commented, “We’ve worked successfully on projects with the RPA team for several years. Now we can operate as one team and really provide a complete solution to our mining and minerals clients.”

Please go to www.RPAcan.com for more details on RPA’s services, team, and project experience.


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