London-based sustainability advisory and solutions firm Anthesis announced today the acquisition of sustainable business transformation-focused consultancy Revolt, in a move described by the companies as creating “one of the leading purpose, brand activation, communications, reporting and strategy teams globally.”
Launched in 2017 by co-founders Alex Lewis and Pete Bardell, London-based Revolt supports C-suite decision makers with innovative large-scale projects across sustainability and DEI strategy, communications, and creative execution.
Revolt Co-founder, Alex Lewis, said:
“The promise of sustainable impact is within reach, but getting there is difficult for brands and businesses to navigate. Many of those struggling with this complexity find that traditional consultancy and agency models aren’t built to help them adapt. To urgently scale purposeful impact, it is becoming increasingly important for the science, the art, the technical and the strategic to come together. This is why we are delighted that our second chapter will be as part of the Anthesis family. Together, we have a unique opportunity to accelerate this sustainable transformation for clients new and old.”
The deal follows the announced acquisition last year of the acquisition by private equity investor Carlyle of a majority stake in Anthesis, and marks the latest in a string of acquisitions for the sustainability advisory firm, including five transactions last year. Founded in 2013, Anthesis works with companies, cities and other organizations to drive sustainability performance and develop financially-driven sustainability strategies, and currently has over 1,300 specialists across 46 offices in 23 countries.
According to Anthesis CEO Stuart McLachlan, the acquisition of Revolt will provide the firm with “world-class expertise and experience in purpose consulting, strategy and communication,” enabling the combined company to help clients “manage risk and find value for our clients in their transformation journeys.”
“Anthesis exists to guide our clients as they transition to decarbonised and more sustainable futures. The development and activation of purpose-led strategies for C-suites and brands will be critical… I’m delighted that we have assembled all these interdependent and vital components into one team focused on delivering positive impact.”