Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 22.04.2010
Deloitte, the professional services firm, has completed the latest in a series of deals to broaden and deepen its advisory skills, with the addition of Exsigno, a Swiss management consultancy with over 150 people.
Deloitte boosts advisory capability with addition of Swiss management consultancy
Deloitte is merging Exsigno, a specialist in public sector and health care consulting, into its own existing Swiss consulting practice to create one of the largest management consulting businesses in Switzerland, comprising 300 people and with revenues of CHF 85m (GBP 52m).
The combined business will offer expertise in strategy, operations, enterprise applications, technology integration, human capital and actuarial consulting across a range of industries, including financial services, public sector, health care, consumer business, manufacturing and energy.
Martin Eadon, chairman of Deloitte in Switzerland, commented: “This is an important part of our ambitious growth strategy in Switzerland. Deloitte will now have a combined strength of more than 1,000 of the best professional services people in the Swiss market, significantly extending our capability. The transaction will create a new force in the Swiss consulting market, deliver enhanced value to our clients, and offer new career opportunities to our people.”
Howard Lovell, managing partner for Consulting at Deloitte in Switzerland, commented: “This is a very exciting transaction, which will truly differentiate us in this sector in Switzerland. Together we will offer unrivalled service capability and expertise and have a fantastic platform from which to further build our consultancy business.”
John Connolly, CEO and senior partner at Deloitte, commented: “This is the latest in a series of moves to bring in new skills and broaden and deepen our advisory capabilities. We have completed four transactions since the start of the year which have added some 30 new partners and over 750 people to the firm.
“We will continue to look for opportunities to bring in highly skilled people from other organisations who enable us to offer increased range and depth of advice to a broader number of clients.”
Last month, Deloitte completed the merger into its business of Drivers Jonas, the property advisory specialist, to create Drivers Jonas Deloitte, a groundbreaking new real estate advisory business.
In March, Deloitte also acquired dcarbon8, a leading carbon and sustainability consultancy, to help the firm expand and evolve its environmental and sustainability consulting practice.
This followed the announcement in January that Deloitte had acquired ReportSource, the leading business performance and information management consultancy.