Kennedy and Coe Acquires Vela Environmental

Salina, Kan.-based Kennedy and Coe (FY12 net revenue of $31.9 million), which specializes in the food and agriculture industry, announced that it has acquired Vela Environmental, a consulting firm that tackles a range of lobbying and sustainability issues in the food and agriculture industry. “We don’t see ourselves as just serving this industry, we are a part of the industry,” explains Jeff Wald, CEO of Kennedy and Coe. “Having the Vela team on board allows us to influence policy and improve the effectiveness of our clients all along the food supply chain—from input to plant to plate.”