Top buyers in the consulting industry

Consulting firms are continuously on the lookout to use inorganic activity as a means to expand their service offerings, client networks, consultant teams, and to enter new markets or launch new solutions. Meet the consulting firms that can calls themselves the top buyers in the consulting industry.

Alongside organic growth, consulting firms turn to a range of dealmaking options – acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, company affiliations or equity partnerships – to fuel growth. Consultancy.org keeps track of all major deals closed by consulting firms or involving consulting divisions across 100+ countries, spanning deals closed by consultancy firms, non-industry players as well as private equity groups.

Based on our database of over 2,000 deals in the past years, here are the top consulting firm buyers.

1
Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
2
EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
3
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
4
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
5
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
6
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
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Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
8
PA Consulting Group
PA Consulting Group is an internationally leading management consultancy with a large variety of services in areas such as Strategy, Digital Business Design, Agile, Business Intelligence & Analytics ...
9
BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent Management and Technology Consultancy firm led by and owned by its partners. BearingPoint has more than 3,900 consultants and 30 offices in 22 countries and serves nati...
10
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent  key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenshi...
11
Capco
Capco is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management, plus a dedicated energy division. We comb...
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North Highland
North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, an...
13
Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
14
Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
15
Delta Capita
Delta Capita is an independent business and technology consultancy. Getting it done We’re achievers;  Our partners and consultants are seasoned professionals who have worked at senior levels in compl...
16
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a proven, trusted advisor in world-class operations consulting services. We’re committed to helping our clients to protect their employees and asse...
17
Projective
In 2006, Projective's founders, Stefan Dierckx and Filip Bosschaert, felt there was a gap in the financial services project management landscape. There have always been a host of traditional consulta...
18
Sionic
Sionic is a global consulting firm. Our focus is on change and we specialise in a unique blend of business and people performance. We are agile, independent and hold a straightforward philosophy – th...
19
Maine Pointe
Maine Pointe is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. This is achiev...
20
YCP Solidiance
YCP Solidiance is a corporate strategy consulting firm with a focus on Asia, "from Dubai to Shanghai"​. We advise CEOs on make-or-break deals, define new business models and accelerate Asia growth. T...
21
Analysys Mason
Our consulting and research expertise in telecoms, media and technology underpins everything we do to help change our clients’ businesses for the better. Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and re...
22
Arch
A pragmatic approach has been our trademark since 20 years. Our consultancy assignments are only truly completed when we have guided our clients to the preconceived result. To them, we act as a ‘trus...
23
Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a different type of consultancy. They help their clients change the game in their industries, and are changing the game in their own. You can’t out-innovate the ...
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Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
25
Eurogroup Consulting France
Eurogroup Consulting is a Management and Strategy firm. It was created in 1982 and is of European essence. The firm is known and recognised for its interventions across all sectors, in the public and...
26
Korn Ferry
We are a global consulting firm in over 50 countries with more that 7.500 people. We help organizations get their strategy, structure, and talent aligned. What does that mean?  We help companies desi...
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Point B
Point B is a consulting company dedicated to helping organizations with critical initiatives in the areas of customer engagement, growth investments, workforce experience and operations excellence. O...
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