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.

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Accenture
We are one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 293,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities ...
2.
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...
3.
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...
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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...
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PwC
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We help organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a network of firms in 157 countries wi...
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Baker Tilly
The Baker Tilly network is a global provider of assurance, tax and consultancy services, ranked among the world’s top 10 networks by revenue, and leaders in client experience. Our more than 41,000 pe...
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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...
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FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulat...
10.
PA Consulting
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies, and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine...
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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...
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BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: Consulting, Products, and Capital. Consultin...
13.
Sia Partners
Sia Partners is an international management consulting firm focused on corporate and operational strategy, with expertise in all aspects of the value chain and its supporting functions. Sia Partners ...
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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...
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Roland Berger
Roland Berger is the only management consultancy of European heritage with a strong international footprint. As an independent firm, solely owned by our Partners, we operate 51 offices in all major m...
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ERM
The profile of ERM is not active on Consultancy.org....
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Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a global award-winning challenger consultancy. With roots in strategy consulting, their capabilities are constantly evolving as they grow, ranging from business ...
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Mazars
Mazars specializes in accountancy, tax advice and consultancy. Based on knowledge in these fields, we work for (international) companies, organizations in the public sector, SME entrepreneurs and wea...
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Argon & Co
Argon & Co is a global management consultancy that specialises in operations strategy and transformation. With expertise spanning the supply chain, procurement, finance and shared services, we work t...
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EFESO Management Consultants
EFESO Management Consultants is a global consulting group specialized in operations strategy and performance improvement. We work side-by-side with our clients to accelerate their transformation towa...
21.
Projective Group
An international end-to-end partner for those who want to excel in an ever-changing environment Just over a decade ago, Projective Group’s founders identified a gap in the financial services consulti...
22.
West Monroe
Don’t Do Digital. Be Digital. As a national digital services firm that was born in technology, and built for business, we partner with organizations who want to drive progress, and deliver results. W...
23.
dss+
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a world-class operations management consulting firm with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. From our solid legacy as DuPo...
24.
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...
25.
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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Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world's foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a ...
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Delta Capita
Delta Capita is a leading global financial services provider of managed services, technology solutions and consulting. Delta Capita has a unique combination of experience in Financial Services and te...
28.
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 citizenship...
29.
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...
30.
IBM Consulting
New world, new way Today’s relentless pace of change is a permanent reality – driving the world to reconsider the way work gets done. To stay ahead means embracing new perspectives, open ecosystems a...
31.
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 desig...
32.
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...
33.
Valcon
Valcon is the premium operations consulting firm in Europe, and that means that we are the champions of connecting strategy and operations and making it work. We call this The HOW. Valcon’s HOW is ou...
34.
Arthur D. Little
At Arthur D. Little (ADL) we dare to be different. As the world’s first management consulting company, blazing trails is in our DNA. Since our establishment in 1886 by MIT chemist, Arthur Dehon Littl...
35.
Protiviti
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and ...
36.
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. Th...
37.
Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
38.
Eraneos
Eraneos is a global Management & Technology Consultancy group that shapes the digital future of organizations. With our services and our industry leading experts, we help customers remain one step ah...
39.
NMS Consulting
NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm providing strategic counsel to private and public organizations and the individuals who lead them. The combination of our diverse skills, global ...
40.
Yonder Consulting
Yonder is a consultancy that helps clients to unlock opportunity and deliver business impact. Traditionally, this takes the experience of separate research, consulting and innovation businesses; but ...
41.
Zanders
We are an independent firm with a track record of innovation and success across the total spectrum of treasury, risk and finance. Our Business Values are the ingrained principles of the company and o...
42.
Comatch
What would it be like if every consultant could work on their own terms and if every client could find the perfect consultant without searching in a matter of hours and to a fair price? It’s the ques...
43.
Devoteam
Devoteam is a leading consulting firm focused on digital strategy, tech platforms, and cybersecurity. By combining creativity, tech, and data insights. We empower our customers to transform their bus...
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H&Z Management Consulting
We deliver more than successful strategy; we partner with our clients to make it happen. We work with the world’s leading companies, creating change, improving performance, and driving sustainable gr...
45.
INNOPAY
We are a consultancy firm specialised in digital transactions. We help companies anywhere in the world to harness the full potential of the digital transactions era. We do this by delivering strategy...
46.
Kepler
Four Levers of Consulting Excellence KEPLER is an international business management consulting firm. Founded in 2007, the firm is built around four areas of excellence – Innovation, Procurement, Supp...
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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...
48.
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...
49.
Publicis Sapient
Publicis Sapient is a digital business transformation company. We partner with global organizations to help them create and sustain competitive advantage in a world that is increasingly digital. We o...
50.
AFRY Management Consulting
Leading advisor for the transitions of the energy and bioindustry sectors. Providing solutions for generations to come. We at AFRY Management Consulting are committed to accelerating change towards a...
51.
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...
52.
Ayming
We are business performance experts who combine highly specialised knowledge – across a range of fields – with hands-on collaboration, to enable our clients and their people to go further. We are a g...
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Bonfiglioli Consulting
Since 1973, Bonfiglioli Consulting, an Italian management consulting company, has been working side by side with organizations to support their growth and success in global markets. We support our cl...
54.
Cedar Management Consulting
Cedar is a global strategy consulting, research, and analytics firm with a 35-year track record and clients across multiple industry sectors. Since 1985, our teams have assisted clients in areas of s...
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Coeus Consulting
Coeus Consulting, a Wavestone company, is an independent award-winning IT advisory that empowers technology, business and procurement leaders to deliver strategic change. We help leadership teams del...
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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...
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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...
58.
Fairgrove Partners
Fairgrove Partners is a strategy consulting and commercial insight firm serving corporations, SMEs, private equity firms and their portfolio companies. What we do Fairgrove Partners helps companies t...
59.
Groenewout
Groenewout is a leading logistics consultancy firm that focuses on the development and implementation of logistical and supply chain operations. Groenewout's specialists advise on: (re) design, expan...
60.
Inverto
INVERTO - We deliver results As an international management consultancy, INVERTO is one of the leading specialists for strategic procurement and supply chain management in Europe. The consultancy ide...
61.
L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our c...
62.
MI-GSO | PCUBED
MIGSO-PCUBED (MP) is a world leading consultancy dedicated to project, programme, portfolio and change management. MP is a subsidiary of the ALTEN Group. We have become the trusted delivery partner o...
63.
Monitor Deloitte
In the rapidly changing world, it is necessary to make the right strategic decisions with which you can successfully meet success, now and in the future. Whether it's the pursuit of new growth, deliv...
64.
Nous Group
Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 700 people working across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Our broad consulting capability spans strateg...
65.
Pollen Consulting Group
Creating great things from small humble beginnings defines the ethos of Pollen Consulting Group. We are fast becoming the go to people for value chain transformations, bottom-line performance and fos...
66.
Synergy Group
Founded in 1999, Synergy has grown to become one of Canberra’s leading professional services firms. We are government specialists delivering a truly collaborative approach to navigate important chall...
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TAM
TAM is a Saudi digital solutions and management consultancy company blended with digital business solutions, partnering with our clients to lead sustainable public transformation from strategy to exe...
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