A Buckfastleigh-based planning and environmental services consultancy is poised for international growth after being acquired by APEM Group.
GoBe Consultants, established in 2009 by Tim Golding and Steve Bellew, provides advice and technical support to developers in the offshore wind sector.
The founding partners will remain actively involved in the business on the back of its takeover, while it will also retain its name.
The company is now recruiting to bolster the 43-strong team.
Golding said: “We have worked closely with APEM for many years and have always been impressed with the company’s culture and quality of service offering.
“Joining forces with APEM gives GoBe a fantastic opportunity to reach a wider audience and ultimately play our part in delivering a lower carbon future.”
Dr Adrian Williams, chief executive of APEM Group, added: “We’ve really enjoyed working with Steve, Tim and the rest of the team at GoBe over the years.
“The future of the renewables industry, especially offshore wind, is very bright and the demand for experts to support planning and environmental plans is strong.
“This collaboration is a win-win as it brings our complimentary skills together and positions the group as a leading service provider to the offshore wind market globally.”
APEM was advised by Gregg Pendlington and Ross Thomas (DSW Corporate Finance); Sarah Hale and Tom Kelleher (Capital Law); Sophie Colloby (DSW Transaction Services). Calash and BDO provided commercial and tax due diligence respectively.