West Monroe Partners buys Invoyent, bolsters IT healthcare practice

12 August 2016 Consultancy.uk

West Monroe Partners has picked up healthcare business and technology consultancy Invoyent for an undisclosed sum. The addition adds 30 experts in IT and healthcare to the firm as demand from healthcare clients for IT transformation continues to grow.

Invoyent was founded in Chicago in 1995. The business and technology consultancy leverages its combine expertise in the health and IT sectors, to support its healthcare clients “bridge the gap between IT initiatives and business strategies” through building, and running technology-enabled business solutions.

West Monroe Partners has fully acquired Invoyent, in a deal aimed at boosting the firm’s business consulting services and healthcare information technology capacity at a time in which demand from the healthcare sector for IT technology continues to rise. The deal, the value of which is not disclosed, adds more than 30 people to the firms healthcare practice, creating a team with combined expertise in both healthcare and IT, including, among others, care management, cost take-out and operational improvements, CRM software, cybersecurity, and cloud solutions.

West Monroe Partners buys Invoyent to boost IT healthcare capacity

Doug Armstrong, Senior Managing Director and Leader of West Monroe Partners’ Chicago office, says the firm is continuing to look for ways in which it can fuel its national and regional growth ambitions, “Through the addition of successful organisations that provide a good fit with our culture and business priorities.” On the acquisition of Invoyent, Armstrong says, “In Invoyent we found a team that not only shares common values and a strong commitment to quality service, but also mirrors our focus on delivering an uncommon blend of business consulting savvy and technical know-how to help our healthcare clients achieve sustainable success.”

Chris Althoff, an Invoyent partner who joins West Monroe Partners, says that the firm is “excited” to join a consulting organisation “with an exemplary reputation for service and innovation in the healthcare industry as well as a much broader array of business consulting and technology disciplines that allows us to expand our support for our clients.” He further adds, “Just as important, West Monroe Partners’ unique people-oriented culture and strong growth performance offers new and expanded growth and career opportunities for our professionals.”


SQW Group purchases property-based regeneration consultancy

19 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

UK consulting firm SQW Group has completed its first acquisition since it completed a management buyout in January 2019. BBP Regeneration joins the company having collaborated with SQW for more than 20 years.

Established in 1983, SQW Group now operates all over the world. Comprising SQW, Oxford Innovation, Oxford Innovation Services – one of the UK’s leading innovation centre operators – and Oxford Investment Opportunities Network, the organisation’s origins can be traced to Britain’s two ancient university cities: Oxford, through Oxford Trust founders, Martin and Audrey Wood, and Cambridge, through SQW’s work in producing The Cambridge Phenomenon.

The consultancy specialises in public policy, working with entities from the public, private and voluntary sectors to research, develop, implement and evaluate social and economic development interventions. It now employs over 250 people across regional offices in London, Oxford and Edinburgh, and provides business support to over 4,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses each year. At the start of 2019, SQW secured its independence in a management buyout, advised on by M&A experts from Liberty Corporate Finance and Penningtons Manches.

SQW Group purchases property-based regeneration consultancy

SQW has strengthened its position as a provider of services across the business spectrum with the acquisition of BBP Regeneration. Founded in 1994, the consulting firm specialises in land and property-based regeneration and growth schemes, and is a leading social and economic development consultancy. 

The two firms first worked together over 20 years ago, when SQW and BBP collaborated to develop the first Regional Economic Strategy for the South East. More recently, they developed an economic strategy for Thanet and are now working together in locations stretching from Cwmbran via Oxfordshire to London.

With the addition of BBP, SQW can now provide an integrated advisory service for organisations developing property schemes which deliver economic benefit to their local area. By joining SQW, meanwhile, BBP hopes to further enhance its ability to support clients in delivering property and place-making ambitions. 

Speaking about the deal, SQW CEO David Crichton-Miller commented, “The UK more than ever needs solutions to the challenges of places – of high streets under threat, of meeting housing delivery targets, and of both economically over-successful and economically challenged towns and cities – and the combination of SQW and BBP is uniquely suited to developing those solutions. [This deal] brings together critical and complementary services relating to places to serve our clients with leading edge and practical advice.”

Andy Smith, Director of BBP Regeneration, added, “SQW shares with BBP the same values of seeking to provide outstanding, practical, real world advice that helps get buildings built and places developed.  We greatly look forward to the opportunities that come from joining our two organisations together.”