February 2019: Founded en 1981, Lavola is a Spanish profesional services Company providing consultancy, communication and education services with a focus on sustainable development. With 200 employees and presence in Spain, Colombia and Andorra, the company has delivered more than 1,000 projects for its 400+ public and private sector clients, including top multinational corporations and regional bodies.

Anthesis is a global sustainability services and solutions provider. With headquarters in UK, it is present in Europe (UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Finland and Sweden), NA (U.S. and Canada), Middle-East (Arab Emirates) and Asia-Pacific (China and Philippines), the group is led by Stuart McLachlan, former head of environmental division at WSP group).

Anthesis’ strategy consists of the acquisition of local businesses in order to expand its global footprint (10+ acquisitions since 2013). This transaction allows Anthesis entering into the Spanish and Colombian markets as well as adding a specialised group of professionals, reputed client portfolio and prestigious brand to the project.

SOCIOS has advised the shareholders of Lavola on the identification of potential buyers, the negotiations and the closing of the transaction.