09 Feb, 2024
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Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Phenna Group's aim is to invest in and partner with selected niche, independent Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) companies that serve a variety of sectors, ensuring customers' peace of mind by delivering first class testing and assurance services. This acquisition is our 9th deal in Australia and supports our strong growth in the region.

Certis has been a leader in building certification since 2000 and have extensive experience across a range of projects that include a number of Australia’s iconic building projects. They have a passionate team headquartered in Queensland, and with a presence in NSW, dedicated to understanding the requirements of their client’s projects, and providing advice and solutions that are specifically tailored to their needs to ensure a successful outcome. 

Peter Hofstetter and Prabha Ponniah, Certis Directors expressed their enthusiasm about the partnership with Phenna Group. “Joining forces with Phenna Group was a decision rooted in ensuring the continued success of our business. Our engagement with Phenna Group reaffirmed our confidence in this alliance, and we are eager to collaborate with Paul, Brett and their teams for the long term growth of Certis.”

Brett Coleman, Divisional MD, Australia said “I am very pleased to welcome Peter, Prabha and their team to Phenna Group. They have built a very successful business, over more than two decades, servicing customers throughout Australia. Due to their high levels of service and expertise they have established a strong repeat customer base. I look forward to working with them to help continue their growth journey.”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group added, "I am delighted to welcome Peter, Prabha and their team to Phenna Group. Certis have an excellent reputation in the building certification industry and will support our fast-growing certification and compliance operations in Australia. I look forward to working with Brett, and the Certis team to support their continued growth.”

Phenna Group were advised by Macpherson Kelley and Pitchers Partners.
Certis were advised by Red Swan Partners, RSM and Holding Redlich.

For further information on Phenna Group, please visit: www.phennagroup.com
For further information on Certis please visit: www.certis.com.au