J.S. Held acquires Atlantic Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Oct 25, 2021

Zweig Group, a full-service AEC management advisory firm, announced its client Atlantic Environmental Solutions, Inc. has been acquired by J.S. Held, furthering the firm’s efforts to support clients on complex environmental and regulatory matters, especially in the Northeastern United States. Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s managing principal, served as AESI’s lead advisor on the engagement, with support from senior analyst Andrew Chavez. "AESI President Michael Novak and the AESI team are in high demand with the clients they serve, and demand is only growing as the industrial sector booms and the nation continues to place a higher level of prioritization on environmental health," Chavez said. "With this being J.S. Held's 7th acquisition of 2021 and 20th transaction since the beginning of 2018, they're experts in efficiently integrating staff and the combined entity is well-positioned to continue it's growth throughout the northeast." AESI offers environmental investigations, due diligence assessments, compliance consulting, litigation support, and remediation services. The firm’s clients include municipalities, industrial real estate firms, mixed-use multi-family developers, REITS, and general contractors, as well as those in the insurance, legal, and utilities industries. Following the acquisition, AESI’s team will join J.S. Held’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Practice, to further enhance this dynamic and growing team of consultants across North America. "AESI has been growing consistently for the last 24 years," Novak said. "We are very excited to join J.S. Held as they provide the platform and support to help us advance the long term careers of our employees and to meet the needs of our expanding list of clients. There are many synergies between the two firms and we are eager to continue to grow with J.S. Held." J.S. Held is a global consulting firm providing specialized technical, scientific, financial, and advisory services. The firm has more than 100 offices across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. AESI joins the J.S. Held team of more than 1,200 professionals around the world. AESI clients will now have access to J.S. Held's suite of specialized services, including forensic architecture and engineering; property and infrastructure damage consulting; construction advisory services; global investigations; surety services; equipment consulting; restructuring, turnaround, and receivership; economic damages and valuation services; forensic accounting; and environmental, health, and safety services. ABOUT ZWEIG GROUP Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the leading research, publishing, and consulting resource for the built environment. The firm provides strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, marketing, business development, market research, financial management, project management, recruiting and executive search services nationwide. Zweig Group also provides a comprehensive suite of products including industry reports and surveys, executive training, and business conferences covering virtually every aspect of AEC firm management. The firm’s mission, Elevate the Industry, has five tenets: promote, diversify, educate, change, and celebrate. Zweig Group’s vision is to facilitate action in pursuit of elevating individuals, firms, and thus the industry. More than a mission, this is a movement to advance the AEC profession, creating a world that celebrates the built environment and recognizes its impact on individuals, communities, and commerce. For more information, visit zweiggroup.com or call (800) 466-6275.

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.