ChemRisk, LLC (“ChemRisk”) was acquired by Cardno Limited (“Cardno”). The transaction closed on December 10, 2012.
ChemRisk is a leading scientific consultancy firm and is considered a world expert in helping clients address critical problems and develop sustainable solutions in respect of a number of current issues impacting human health and the environment. The Company specializes in product risk assessment methods to characterize and understand complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals or radionuclides in various potentially contaminated media.
Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Cardno is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Role of Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps was engaged by ChemRisk to serve as its financial advisor in connection with the sale of the Company. Duff & Phelps performed pre-marketing diligence to understand the business and develop an appropriate positioning strategy. Duff & Phelps utilized its industry expertise and knowledge of the buyer universe to assemble a highly relevant list of potential strategic and financial buyers. Duff & Phelps worked closely with ChemRisk’s management to develop and execute a marketing process that could maximize the value of the business.