EFI Global and Unified join forces to strengthen their industry-leading position

Memphis, Tenn. (July 18, 2018) – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has announced that its EFI Global and Unified Investigations & Sciences divisions will come together and operate under the brand name EFI Global. The combination solidifies EFI Global’s position as a premier global consulting firm in engineering, fire investigation, environmental health and safety, and specialty services.

This announcement follows the completion of Sedgwick’s acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey and is part of the company’s strategy to ensure its global solutions, core values and services are aligned with current and future market conditions.

“We completed a careful brand analysis and listened to feedback from clients and business leaders in making our branding decision,” said Steve Powell, executive vice president of specialty services for Sedgwick’s property division. “These two strong and successful companies will now, together, under a unified structure and single brand, offer greater resources in more places to a wide variety of industries.”

EFI Global is a well-established brand with an excellent reputation in multiple countries, including Brazil, Canada, U.S. and U.K., and a market leader in environmental consulting, engineering failure analysis and origin-and-cause investigations. Unified Investigations & Sciences is one of the largest forensic firms in the U.S. The expanded operational capabilities of the combined business will mean that EFI Global can excel in its ability to provide skilled and experienced professionals and technical specialists to carry out in-depth investigations, deal with a full range of losses, and provide immediate response to clients worldwide.

“Our forensic investigation, engineering and environmental services teams around the world share a dedication to technical excellence, timely and accurate work product, and ultimately demonstrating to our clients and colleagues the value of Sedgwick’s caring counts® philosophy,” said Jeremy Mele, president of EFI Global’s combined operations. “I look forward to bringing together the best of those values and seeing this next chapter of growth under the EFI Global name.”

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. We provide a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper­tise of more than 21,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see sedgwick.com and efiglobal.com.

SOURCE: Sedgwick

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