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New York - September 2015 - Apex Companies, LLC ("Apex"), a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, announced that it has acquired ALTUS Environmental ("ALTUS"), a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, based in Colorado, that provides environmental compliance, geologic, and professional engineering services throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

With offices in Boulder, Grand Junction, and Pueblo, Colorado, ALTUS has been serving clients in sectors such as oil and gas; government; manufacturing; financial; construction; and real estate development since 1994. ALTUS' services span all facets of environmental management from single site assessments to large, multi-year remediation and regulatory compliance programs.

This acquisition adds 32 professionals to Apex's workforce and strengthens its technical capacity and capabilities in complex site investigation and remediation, air quality, waste management and pollution prevention. Together with the recent addition of InterTech to its portfolio, this acquisition further positions Apex as a leading environmental professional services firm in the Mid-Continental region.

"This new venture enables us to continue expanding our geographical footprint and add depth in critical service disciplines while fueling our top-tier growth strategy," stated Apex CEO Peter Ceribelli. "We're committed to joining forces with high quality firms such as ALTUS that reflect our culture, enhance our reach, augment our talent, and demonstrate a proven track record servicing clients with the level of quality and professionalism the Apex reputation has been built upon. We're excited to welcome ALTUS to our team."

ALTUS Managing Principal Art Veenendaal, P.G. continued, "Apex is a good fit for us. We have complementary services, culture, and end markets for infrastructure and property-related projects that our clients will appreciate. We're pleased to join the Apex team and embrace this opportunity for our companies to unite and expand. By combining and sharing our core values, technical expertise, and unique capabilities, we can provide unparalleled value for our clients and unprecedented growth opportunities for our professionals."

About Apex Companies
Founded in 1988, Apex Companies, LLC is an award-winning water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm dedicated to providing private and public sector clients with full-service, single-source solutions. Recognized as a Top 100 Environmental Firm and a Top 500 Design Firm by ENR magazine, and rated among the top 20 Zweig Group 2015 Hot Firms, Apex is known for its technical expertise, quick response time, professional performance, high-quality results, and cost efficiency. Apex now employs more than 675 professionals including geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, air quality experts, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, safety specialists and field technicians, across more than 55 offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.apexcos.com.
 
About Tailwind Capital
Tailwind Capital is a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in the lower end of the middle market in targeted sectors within the healthcare, business and industrial services industries in North America. Tailwind partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions and operational and strategic improvements. Since its founding in 2003, Tailwind and its portfolio companies have completed more than 65 acquisitions. The firm currently manages over $2 billion of committed equity capital.
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