Montrose Environmental buys Calgary-based Matrix Solutions

09 May 2023 2 min. read

US-based Montrose Environmental Group has acquired Matrix Solutions, a Calgary-headquartered environmental and engineering consultancy.

Founded in 1984, Matrix provides services in contaminated site assessment, remediation and reclamation; environmental sciences and regulatory planning; and water resources engineering and management.

The firm’s 570 employees support more than 1,100 private and public sector clients in energy, mining, industrial, and infrastructure markets. Matrix has 19 offices across Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.

The deal will greatly expand Montrose’s presence in Canada, where it currently has offices in Calgary and Edmonton. The deal is expected to close at the end of June.

Montrose Environmental buys Calgary-based Matrix Solutions

“Matrix will form the platform for our consulting business in Canada and, together, we will be able to expand our support for clients across their full environmental engineering and service needs in North America,” said Doug Matthys, president of Montrose’s consulting & engineering division. “Within Canada, Matrix is recognized as a leading pure-play environmental solutions platform, offering a wide-range of services to compete against large-scale competitors, while having the regional expertise and personal touch to compete with local niche players.”

Montrose is a Little Rock, Arkansas-headquartered environmental consulting firm with more than 2,800 people across 80+ locations in the US, Canada, and Australia. The firm works with commercial and government clients on engagements spanning air measurement and laboratory services, regulatory compliance, emergency response, permitting, engineering, and remediation.

“We’re excited to join Montrose, creating a company with complementary skillsets, a greater depth of expertise and an ability to work seamlessly across borders for large multinational clients,” said Holly Elrick, president and CEO of Matrix.

Montrose last year acquired Environmental Standards Inc., a Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based environmental consultancy.