Argon & Co grows into Ireland with Pebble Business Transformation deal

05 April 2024 2 min. read
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Global operations and supply chain consultancy Argon & Co has been joined by Pebble Business Transformation, marking its entry into the Irish market.

Founded in 2017, Pebble Business Transformation is a 30-person consultancy in Dublin specialised in business design and operations transformation. The consulting firm works for the likes of Colgate-Palmolive, Diageo, Hitachi, Kerry Group, Mylan and Coca-Cola.

Pebble now becomes Argon & Co’s Irish practice, complementing its five other offices in Europe.

Argon & Co grows into Ireland with Pebble Business Transformation deal

A global player, Argon & Co also has offices in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania.

Jean-François Laget, the group managing director of Argon & Co, commented, “We look forward to expanding our footprint and developing a strong presence in Ireland. The Pebble team are experts in their field, with an impressive set of credentials. We are pleased that they have joined us and will be adding to the transformation strategy services that we offer around the world.”

As part of the deal, Pebble has become Argon & Co’s Irish practice, while leaders Conor Duggan, Joe Hughes and Regina Stapleton have become partners at Argon & Co.

Co-founder Duggan said, “We are delighted to join Argon & Co where, together, our expanded capabilities, international presence and cross-sector expertise present a compelling offering for our clients and even greater career opportunities for our team.”

Fellow co-founder Hughes added, “At every interaction with Argon & Co, I’ve felt that this is the perfect match for Pebble. Both companies have highly skilled and passionate teams who are committed to delivering sustainable results for our clients. The synergies between the two companies will turbo-charge our combined capabilities and help our clients to reach new heights.”

The move also represents a next notable step in Argon & Co’s expansion strategy. Earlier, the private equity backed firm turned to deals to accelerate its presence in the British, Dutch, and Australian markets.

The M&A campaign complements the firm’s organic growth. Argon & Co’s team now comprises over 550 staff, double the size when the firm launched its growth strategy in 2020.