Since 1986, Archetype consultants have advised the water and environmental markets, maintaining close relationships with key government officials and stakeholders in engineering, construction, operation and maintenance, equipment. Archetype has also expanded internationally in the water/environmental markets, serving French, German, and British clients as well as other industrial clients throughout Europe. By maintaining strong ties with family businesses and participating in the strategic planning efforts of larger clients, the firm has been able to assist clients in completing successful mergers. In this practice, Archetype assists project development firms in structuring and financing water and environmental transactions and in providing financial advisory services to these firms on water, wastewater, and residuals management transactions. Archetype also assists municipalities in assessing financing options for water and environmental projects, providing unique insights into federal, state, and public-private partnership financing options that are available to municipalities.