Kurt Salmon sells supply chain software GoalPost

16 February 2012 Consultancy.uk

Kurt Salmon, a global management consulting firm, has sold its well-known GoalPost software business unit to Knighted, a leading developer of supply chain software solutions. GoalPost is a software programme that supports the logistics of distribution centres, call centres and retail stores. Its main strength is the ability to track and analyse labour costs in supply chain processes. GoalPost was used by many of the Fortune Global 1000. Kurt Salmon has not disclosed for how much it sold the business unit.

“With the worldwide supply chain software market expected to exceed $8 billion annually in 2012, the Knighted acquisition of GoalPost will uniquely position our company to create solutions for the global market,” said Craig Wilensky, partner at Knighted. “As labour costs become the primary expense in distribution, this new value proposition provides our customers with sophisticated labour solutions to manage their businesses.”

Kurt Salmon

About Kurt Salmon

Kurt Salmon was created early 2011 by the merger between Kurt Salmon Associates and Ineum Consulting. The merger resulted in a consulting firm with over 1,600 consultants worldwide and offices in, among others, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Shanghai, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

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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.”