Advancy, one of the leading French-origin management consultancies, has merged its Brazilian partner Valuepoint into its network. Roughly 35 consultants have made the transfer to Advancy.
With over 150 consultants in seven offices (Paris, Munich, Dusseldorf, Sydney, Shanghai, Boston and São Paulo)*, Advancy is one of the larger specialised strategy and management consultancies in the marketplace. The firm was established in 1999* and supports clients with three main services: Strategy, Operational Effectiveness and Organisation. Earlier this year Advancy was in France named the 5th most prestigious strategy consultancy in France, and #1 French-origin, trailing just the renown US strategy consultancies.
In 2012, Advancy expanded its footprint into South America through an alliance with Valuepoint, a São Paulo based consulting firm. Valuepoint was formed by the merger of three consulting firms in 2009, and has been operating in Brazil and South America since 1998, working across all main sectors, with a particular focus on industrial segments such as Metals & Mining, Energy & Utilities, Chemicals, Engineering, Health & Cosmetics and Consumer Goods. In line with Advancy’s expansion strategy – which builds on alliances and if successful moves toward further integration – Valuepoint until early 2014 operated as stand-alone business under its own flag, and since was renamed to Valuepoint Advancy.
On the back of a fertile cooperation, and the successful completion of the “transition period”, Valuepoint last month decided to merge completely into Advancy. “From July 1st 2015 Valuepoint has adopted the global Advancy brand in all its businesses and interactions with clients and partners,” writes the firm on its website. Senior partners of Valuepoint Brazil include Enzo Correa (alumnus of Arthur D. Little and PwC) and Guilherme Junqueira (alumnus of Roland Berger and PwC).
Last year, Advancy acquired Value Line, a consulting firm in Australia with 20 advisors and a turnover of €6 million. Going forward the firm’s partner team has set further expansion goals, with the United States and/or Great Britain earmarked as the next key markets. In a recent interview with a French management platform (‘Les Éditions du Management’), Advancy co-founder Patrick Pudduy admitted the firm was looking into establishing a presence in Boston and Chicago, initially through an alliance with an existing advisory.
* Advancy in addition works with a network of partners in Argentina, Dubai, India, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Ukraine.
** Advancy was founded by former A.T. Kearney (Eric de Bettignies and Laurence-Anne Parent) and Roland Berger (Patrick Pudduy) advisors.