SRA acquires environmental programs consulting firm

Charlottesville, Va., firm specializes in air quality and climate change implementation

SRA International Inc. is acquiring Perrin Quarles Associates Inc., a privately held consulting firm that specializes in environmental program development and air quality and climate change implementation. Financial terms of the acquisition were not reported.

PQA, of Charlottesville, Va., works with federal, state and international environmental agencies developing and implementing air quality regulations and standards. The company also provides substantial organizational and logistical support to the Environmental Protection Agency and has developed major Web-based information systems supporting critical agency missions, according to a Jan. 25 SRA announcement.

Recent PQA projects have included greenhouse gas reduction initiatives by EPA and internationally for the United Nations, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The company has a diversified staff of nearly 100 employees that includes environmental engineers, policy and legal analysts and information technology specialists.

With the acquisition, SRA will expand its services to include sophisticated technology offerings in the rapidly growing air quality and climate change markets, the SRA announcement said.

By offering mission-oriented solutions that have the potential to broaden SRA environmental offerings and enable market expansion, PQA’s existing services portfolio links directly to SRA’s high growth strategy, the statement added.

PQA is a world leader in the billion-dollar air-quality and climate-change markets, said SRA President and Chief Executive Stan Sloane, “all of which positions SRA well in this market adjacent to our core environmental offerings.”

Completion of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected within approximately one month, SRA said.

SRA International, of Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 26 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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