Consulting M&A Weekly Round-up (7th to 13th August, 2022)

by Laurent Thomas | Aug 15, 2022 | 0 comments

Another week gone by, and we’re back again for our usual weekly round-up of consulting M&A news from all across the globe. We’ve got lots of deals to talk about this week, so make sure you’re reading till the end.

#1. MI-GSO | PCUBED strengthens Australian team with the purchase of MetaPM

MI-GSO | PCUBED, one of the world’s largest dedicated project management consultancies, has acquired MetaPM, a 100-consultant strong company specializing in project management services.

MetaPM, which was founded in 2006, has grown into a major player in Australia’s project delivery market over the last seventeen years. Clients of the firm receive advisory, resourcing, and training services in industries such as education, telecommunications, utilities, healthcare, government, transportation, financial services, and manufacturing.

Speaking about the MetaPM deal, the CEO of MI-GSO | PCUBED claimed it’s a targeted acquisition and is fully in line with their global growth ambitions to double their workforce by 2025.

#2. Alliott Global Alliance welcomes firms in Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Alliott Global Alliance, an independent professional services firm, has expanded its presence in the Middle East and North African regions with two new members firms – Abdullah Al Hudaithi (Saudi Arabia) and EO GROUP Accountants & Consultants (Egypt).

Abdullah Al Hudaithi, headquartered in Riyadh, provides audit, tax, zakat, assurance, consultancy, and accounting services to clients in the banking, food and beverage, real estate, construction, and manufacturing industries.

On the other hand, EO GROUP Accountants & Consultants was founded in 1994 and specializes in accounting, auditing, tax assistance, financial consulting, HR outsourcing, advisory services, information technology, and insurance brokerage. Healthcare, technology & digital transformation, pharmaceuticals, and construction are among of the firm’s industry specializations.

Both deals by Alliott Global Alliance comes at a time when the firm was seeking to expand and strengthen its footprint across Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

#3. Diabsolut acquires Salesforce consultancy Emelar

Emelar, a Salesforce consultancy based in Madison, Wisconsin, has been acquired by Diabsolut, a Salesforce consulting company with headquarters in Montreal.

Emelar, founded in 2016, is a Salesforce Consulting Partner with a focus on cash-price-quote (CPQ) and field service management. Moreover, the firm focuses on assisting manufacturing companies and employs approximately 13 people.

The acquisition of Emelar by Diabsolut will expand the firm’s US footprint and client roster. It will also broaden the firm’s ability to serve manufacturing clients.

#4. Command Holdings buys federal consultancy WWC Global

WWC Global, a consultancy company with offices in Tampa that works with US federal clients, has been bought by Command Holdings, a business owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

In business since 2002, WWC has served customers like the Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security by offering adaptable, short- and long-term solutions in policy, management, and operational consulting.

Command Holdings’ acquisition will increase the firm’s 350 employees count to well over the 400-mark. Besides, the deal will see Command Holdings gain a professional services footprint, specifically in the federal government.

#5. Environmental consultancy RPS Group acquired by WSP

WSP Global, a design and engineering consulting firm based in Montreal, has announced that it will buy the UK-based RPS Group. The deal is said to be worth close to $1 billion, and it is WSP’s third big purchase in the last three months.

RPS, a global professional services company with an emphasis on front-end consulting, was founded in 1970 and offers specialized services to clients in the public and commercial sectors. The company, which had annual sales of over $875 million, was named one of the first “carbon champions” by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2021.

WSP acquiring RPS will enable the firm to rapidly deliver on their Global Strategic Action Plan and create value for all its stakeholders.

#6. Other consulting M&A deals

  • IT consultancy Q Associates acquired by Logicalis
  • YSC Consulting joins Accenture human potential team

Closing Thoughts

That’s all we have for you lot this week! Hope you enjoyed our weekly round-up of consulting M&A news. And if we missed out on any deals, then please write to us and let us know. Meanwhile, thanks for reading and we will be back again next week with another round-up of consulting M&A news. See you soon!