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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

ARCADIS Acquires SENES Consultants and DCS Limited


Areas Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Labour, Environmental Law, Pensions, Tax


Goodmans represented ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, completed its acquisition of SENES Consultants Limited (“SENES”) and its affiliated company DCS Limited on March 21, 2013.  The purchase price was undisclosed. SENES is a Canadian-based firm specializing in environmental, radiological and risk assessment services for the mining, energy, oil & gas and industrial sectors. DCS provides site assessment and remediation services and together they have approximately 250 employees and annual gross revenues of CAN$31 million (€23 million). SENES has six offices spread throughout Canada, an office in the United States and majority interest in a subsidiary with four offices in India.

ARCADIS, based in Amsterdam is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global network supported by strong local market positions.