RSM McClure Watters acquires Cambridge consultancy

22 September 2014

Consulting firm RSM McClure Watters Consulting has bought Cambridge-based economic consultancy Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) to expand its expertise and footprint in the UK market. The twenty some consultants of PACEC will be added to the staff of over 90 of RSM McClure Watters Consulting. 

Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) is an economic consulting firm. Services offered by the Cambridge-based firm include economic development and regeneration strategies, economic modelling and impact assessment, feasibility studies and the evaluation of policies and initiatives. PACEC has over 20 consultants that work from its Cambridge and London offices. The firm has a network of specialist companies and research bodies across the UK, Europe and the US, and works closely with the Centre for Business Research and the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.

Cambridge PACEC - RSM McClure Watters

Just recently, RSM McClure Watters Consulting decided to buy PACEC, an acquisition that will boost its experience in a number of areas, including education, local government and economic development, and enhance its footprint in the UK. “We felt that now was the right time to augment our presence within the GB market and we wanted to do this with an organisation which came with a significant reputation for delivering high quality work. PACEC had the breadth of expertise we were looking for. Recently we have expanded into southern Ireland with our economic development and social economic analysis and we now look forward to taking on more specialist work in the UK and Ireland,” says Jenny Irwin, Managing Director for RSM McClure Watters Consulting. 

Rod Spires, Director of PACEC commenting on the acquisition: “We are delighted to be part of the RSM McClure Watters team. The consultants in both organisations are like minded and focused on delivering the best for our clients. We have no doubt that the skills and capabilities we can bring to the table will complement the offering already available from this company.”


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