08 Jul 2021

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Acquires Blackstone Consulting LLC






Global consulting firm strengthens United States bench of experts and Due Diligence Property Condition, Seismic Risk, and Environmental Site Assessment capabilities

HOUSTON, TX – July 8, 2021Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (“Rimkus”), a worldwide provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services, today announced the acquisition of Blackstone Consulting LLC (“Blackstone”), a leading consultant for evaluating risks associated with real estate investments. The acquisition expands Rimkus’ due diligence Property Condition and Environmental Assessment capabilities and expands its seismic risk and construction consulting practice across the United States.

“Building on an already great year and aligned with our growth strategy, the acquisition of Blackstone places Rimkus in a leadership position for both our clients and experts. We are excited to add such a highly regarded Property Condition Assessment and Environmental consulting company with well-established professionals to the Rimkus team. Throughout the remainder of the year, we’ll work together and continue to focus on expanding and enhancing our service offerings to help meet the rapidly evolving needs of our clients,” said Curtis Brown, Chairman and Executive Director, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Blackstone enjoys an outstanding reputation as a consulting company with well-established professionals and impressive reach across the United States. Having their team mixed with our experts will allow us to drive unmatched client results across all our service offerings. Together, we’ll continue to invest in our clients to help navigate unique challenges and strive towards being a global leader in engineering and consulting,” said Robert Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rimkus Consulting Group.

“Joining the Rimkus team allows us to strengthen and expand our existing capabilities across the United States and to also introduce a broader range of valuable consulting services to our long-term client base. We look forward to working alongside their seasoned and renowned experts,” said Stephen E. Manelis, CEO and Founder, Blackstone Consulting LLC.

About Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a worldwide provider of forensic consulting and technical services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Rimkus assists clients in the responsive and timely resolution of claims and disputes, as well as restoration design services, facilities risk assessments, and due diligence property condition assessments. For more than 35 years, the company’s team of professional engineers, architects, scientists, and technical specialists has been recognized for its commitment to service excellence by local, national, and international business communities. Rimkus operates more than 95 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.rimkus.com.

About Blackstone Consulting LLC

Blackstone Consulting LLC (Blackstone) is a New York-based provider of environmental and property condition assessment due diligence services for private and publicly traded equity investors, lending institutions, and legal counsel. In addition, Blackstone provides structural engineering and seismic risk assessment services, environmental investigation, remediation management, building energy performance assessment, and construction consulting services including pre-construction plan and cost review and project monitoring. For more information, visit www.blackstoneconsulting.com.

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