Acquisition of Aberdeen’s software business – Business Insider


The sustainable development consultancy ERM acquired the OPEX group, as part of its plans to expand its data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The deal, for an undisclosed price, will allow it to use OPEX’s data science solutions to help customers seeking to reduce their carbon emissions.

The Aberdeen-based OPEX team of 40 employees will join ERM’s digital and climate change sales team.

The acquisition should also allow ERM to grow its digital business, which now includes several products and platforms aimed at achieving data-driven transformations to meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.

David McArthur, Interim Managing Director of ERM, said: “The addition of OPEX to the group allows us to tailor AI-based emission reduction solutions to our global customer base, while continuing to deliver our “Boots to the Board” value proposition.

Jamie Bennett, Managing Director of OPEX, added: “We have six years of experience in applying AI solutions to complex assets, and being part of the ERM will help us further expand our reach and our capabilities. capabilities.

“We will benefit from ERM’s global scale, network and sustainability expertise, and we look forward to working together to help clients tackle the greatest challenges they face today,” and in particular the challenge of decarbonizing operations. “

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