Deloitte has acquired dcarbon8, the carbon and sustainability consultancy, as it looks to grow its environmental advisory division.
Guy Battle, dcarbon8's founder, is to become a partner, with the remaining employees also joining the Big Four firm.
John Connolly, CEO and senior partner at Deloitte, said: "This deal will bring together pioneering and highly skilled people from both organisations enabling us to offer an increased range and depth of carbon and sustainability advice to a broader number of clients."
Battle said: "The challenges facing business as the world moves towards a low carbon economy are enormous. We see the move to Deloitte as a fantastic opportunity to combine our respective skills adding the necessary depth and resource to allow us to meet the growing demands of our customers in this field. "
The recent announcement is the latest in an acquisition bonanza by Deloitte. Earlier this year the firm bought property advisory specialists, Drivers Jonas, to create a new real estate advisory business; consultancy business Simulstrat which specialises in business simulations; and prior to that it acquired ReportSource, the management consultancy company.
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