Global consulting firms Solucom and Kurt Salmon have rebranded as Wavestone. With the move, the business advisory firms harmonise their brands across the globe and aim to better position the consultancy group for the next stage of the growth agenda.
The rebranding follows five months after Solucom acquired Kurt Salmon's European activities (excluding Retail & Consumer Goods consulting) as well as the Financial Services and CIO Advisory practices of Kurt Salmon in the United States. The French-origin firm today has a team of around 2,500 employees across four continents, with offices in major European centres, including Paris, Brussels and London. In 2015 Wavestone significantly bolstered its UK footprint with the purchase of consultancy firm Hudson & Yorke.
Commenting on the rebranding, Pascal Imbert, the Chairman of Wavestone, said: "We created Wavestone with a single goal in mind: to provide our clients with an offer that exists nowhere else in the market, drawing on the formidable potential created by combining our expertise. Strategy translated into action; from the core drivers of our clients' businesses into technology: that is Wavestone's ambition."
Asked about how Wavestone stands out from the crowd, Imbert remarks: "What marks out Wavestone is the breadth and depth of its expertise, and its ability to work seamlessly with our clients to inform and guide them on their most strategic decisions.
Wavestone has a revenue of over €350 million and is listed on Euronext Paris.