Oliver Wyman boosts aviation business with TeamSAI

05 February 2015 Consultancy.uk

Oliver Wyman has acquired TeamSAI, a provider of management consulting and technical services to the aerospace and aviation industry. TeamSAI will be integrated into CAVOK, the firm’s aviation and aerospace division. The combined capacities of the firms will, according to Oliver Wyman, place their expertise and offerings at the forefront of the industry. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

TeamSAI is a specialised consultancy and technical services supplier to the global aerospace and aviation industry. Founded in 1990 the firm operates out of Atlanta, United States. The firm is specialised in maintenance advisory, supply chain, certification and compliance, and technical support services. TeamSAI also provides offerings in turnkey technical service known as M&E Solutions that supports various carriers under multi-year agreements, and runs a well-known research house that serves the industry.

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CAVOK was founded in 1996 and has since grown to one of the leading aviation consultancies in the US. The firm was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies in 2007, and serves as a division of its management consultancy unit, Oliver Wyman. CAVOK current clients include air carriers, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities, regulatory bodies, manufacturers and financiers. 

In line with Oliver Wyman’s ambition to boost its footprint in the aerospace and aviation industry, the firm has recently acquired TeamSAI for an undisclosed sum. The move will bolster and deepen its aerospace and aviation expertise, creating according to the consultancy an entity with “a deep source of expertise with over 130 dedicated, full-time specialists who assist airlines, MRO providers, lessors and other aviation and aerospace stakeholders with mission-critical issues surrounding certification, safety, and performance and execution support.” Roger Lehman, Oliver Wyman’s Transportation Practice Leader, states: “TeamSAI has a strong presence in the marketplace and complementary MRO expertise which will deepen and expand our offering set at CAVOK and further reinforce our position in the industry. We are eager to share our strength and capability with the industry.”

Chris Doan, TeamSAI’s CEO, adds: “Joining CAVOK and Oliver Wyman’s Transportation Practice allows us to scale up our consulting,  advisory and technical services in a differentiated way and offer our clients a slate of new and valuable offerings.”

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For Oliver Wyman it is the first acquisition in a while. Its last major transaction dates from August 2013, when it purchased Corven, an energy consultancy with roughly 50 consultants across offices in the UK and US (Houston, Boston, Chicago). Prior to that, the firm acquired a string of consultancies, including among others ChapterHouse and Academee (both UK), Hemeria (France), Celent and Harbour Consulting (both global firms).


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.”