Projective buys financial services specialist Prodone

18 June 2012 Consultancy.uk

Projective, the Belgium specialist in program- and project management has taken over Dutch branche associate organization Prodone in Badhoevedorp. Both the advisory firms are entirely focusing on projects within the financial sector. Because of this take-over, Projective in the Netherlands has approximately 20 consultants. The founder of Prodone, Robert Beverwijk, is acceding the MT of Projective which furthermore consists of Corjan Mol (former Double Effect partner) and Piet Impens (former Capco Principal).

In total, Projective has 60 consultants working in establishments in Belgium, the United Kingdom (UK) and the Netherlands. The organization has an ambitious growing strategy – in 2014 in wants to double to 120 advisors. In speeding up this growing ambition, Projective is looking for an acquisition in the VK.

Prodone founder Robert Beverwijk on the selling of his advisory firm: ''We quickly noticed that our way of thinking and ambition matched those of Projective. We are looking forward to continue growing together.''

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Corjan Mol, co-Country Director of Projective in the Netherlands: ''By bundling our forces, we get the opportunity to broaden our perspective in the field of project management, also can we build on our common identity,'' said Mol. ''The combination of our customer files in the Netherlands amplifies our presence in the Dutch banking sector. In this, employees of Prodone substantially contribute to knowledge expansion within Projective. Not only Dutch clients benefit from this take-over. Also foreign clients can be served better with more developed expertise.''

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Projective is an advisory firm which offers program- and project management services to financial institutions. The firm is founded in the year 2006 and has 60 employees in three locations (Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). In 2011, Projective had a turnover being close to €9 million, with a gross profit of €1,6 million. For 2012, a €12 million turnover is expected. 

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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.”