RMA Group of Companies, a portfolio firm of OceanSound Partners, has merged with Western Technologies Inc. and Enviro-Drill Inc., to create a provider of technology-enabled laboratory testing, inspection and quality management services for infrastructure end-markets.

The deal results in a business combination poised to enhance the collective service capabilities, geographic reach and end-market expertise of the firms. Following the deal, the combined firm will employ 600 engineers, geologists, inspectors, technicians, drillers and other professionals. Additionally, the enhanced scale will assist the firm to deliver an expanded service offering.

“The merger with Western Technologies represents a transformative milestone in RMA’s 60-year history,” said Ed Lyon. “We are delighted to welcome all of our new colleagues from WT. With this combination, RMA gains access to a larger geographical footprint, a deeper pool of talent, and additional service offerings – including environment consulting and non-destructive testing – enabling us to better serve the combined customer base. Together, with WT, we have decades of experience as trusted advisors to our clients. Based on this rich legacy, our combined company will help our clients address increasing regulatory compliance and operating requirements by leveraging a broader portfolio of engineering services.”

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal counsel to RMA. DLA Piper LLP served as legal counsel to Western Technologies.