Palatine has completed the buyout of EPI Group, a seismic consultancy firm. RBS provided debt facilities for the deal. EPI also provides other technical consulting, primarily to oil & gas exploration programs. It has offices in the U.K., U.S. and Middle East, and services businesses like Shell and ExxonMobil worldwide. The company's revenues increased from £9 million ($15.1 million) in 2009 to £24 million ($40 million) in the current financial year.