Arthur D. Little agrees strategic partnership with Solidiance

11 December 2012

Arthur D. Little has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Solidiance, an Asian-based strategic advisory firm. With the partnership the global management consulting firm aims at increasing its business network in the Asian region.
Solidiance was founded in 2007 and focuses on the services growth strategy, sales and marketing and innovation. The advisory firm has eight offices in Asia, including China, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Focus on Asia

Following the management buy-out from Altran in December 2011, the partners of Arthur D. Little agreed a new strategic roadmap. The cooperation with Solidiance is an extension of one of its key strategic pillars – enlarging its global footprint, especially in emerging markets.

Arthur D. Little and Solidiance are not new to each other, over the past two years firms have collaborated on a number of consulting projects. With the partnership, the two companies will pursue a more extensive collaboration, including joint client acquisition and joint delivery on projects. The consulting firms will remain independent legal entities and also maintain an independent branding and go-to-market.

In a reaction to the partnership, Yonoshin Mori (Arthur D. Little Japan)said: "Asia is globally one of the core growth regions. By forming a partnership with Solidiance, we will be able to provide an even higher level of consulting services to global companies operating in Asia, combining local expertise and in-depth knowledge of technology and business".

Solidiance's Managing Partner Damien Duhamel adds: "We are absolutely delighted to partner with Arthur D. Little, the oldest management consulting firm in the world (see also: ‘ADL celebrates 125 years anniversary’.  Our people-focus and customer-centric mindsets are very much alike. As such, we believe the combination of our strengths will offer clients better service".

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

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Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”