Top buyers in the consulting industry of the UK

Consulting firms are continuously on the lookout for acquisitions in the UK as a means to expand their service offerings, client networks, consultancy teams, or to enter new segments or launch new solutions. Meet the consulting firms in the UK with the most prolific buy-and-build strategy.

Alongside realising organic growth, consulting firms in the UK can turn to a range of dealmaking options – acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, company affiliations or equity partnerships – to drive growth. Consultancy.org keeps track of all major deals closed in the consulting industry across 100+ countries, including deals closed by consultancy firms, non-industry players as well as private equity groups.

Based on our database of 2,000+ deals globally, we present an overview the top consulting firm buyers in the UK.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

The consulting firms in the UK with the most deals behind their name:

1.
Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a range of services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With employees across 120 countries, the compan...
2.
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
3.
Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
4.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
5.
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
6.
PA Consulting
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine ...
7.
Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a global award-winning challenger consultancy. With roots in strategy consulting, their capabilities are constantly evolving as they grow, ranging from business ...
8.
FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulat...
9.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
10.
Roland Berger
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is one of the world's leading strategy consultancies. With around 2,700 employees working in 51 offices in 36 countries worldwide, we have success...
11.
Capgemini Invent
Capgemini Invent is Capgemini Group’s innovation, design, and transformation powerhouse, accelerating ideas into prototypes and scalable real-world solutions that help our clients get the future they...
12.
BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: Consulting, Products, and Capital. Consultin...
13.
Delta Capita
Delta Capita is a leading global financial services provider of managed services, technology solutions and consulting. Delta Capita has a unique combination of experience in Financial Services and te...
14.
Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
15.
Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
16.
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenship...
17.
North Highland
North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, an...
18.
West Monroe
Don’t Do Digital. Be Digital. As a national digital services firm that was born in technology, and built for business, we partner with organizations who want to drive progress, and deliver results. W...
19.
Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
20.
Cedar Management Consulting
Cedar is a global strategy consulting, research, and analytics firm with a 35-year track record and clients across multiple industry sectors. Since 1985, our teams have assisted clients in areas of s...
21.
Coeus Consulting
Coeus Consulting, a Wavestone company, is an independent award-winning IT advisory that empowers technology, business and procurement leaders to deliver strategic change. We help leadership teams del...
22.
COMATCH
What would it be like if every consultant could work on their own terms and if every client could find the perfect consultant without searching in a matter of hours and to a fair price? It’s the ques...
23.
dss+
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a world-class operations management consulting firm with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. From our solid legacy as DuPo...
24.
NMS Consulting
NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm providing strategic counsel to private and public organizations and the individuals who lead them. The combination of our diverse skills, global ...
25.
Procura Consulting
The Procura team supports organisations to make step-change improvements in profitability & operational performance through procurement excellence. Procura Consulting is a division of the Rethink Gro...
26.
Valcon
Valcon is a north-western European consulting, technology and data company based in the Netherlands, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Germany and Croatia. Our mission is to combine premium consulting with deep t...
27.
Yonder Consulting
Yonder is a consultancy that helps clients to unlock opportunity and deliver business impact. Traditionally, this takes the experience of separate research, consulting and innovation businesses; but ...
28.
Korn Ferry
We are a global consulting firm in over 50 countries with more that 7.500 people. We help organizations get their strategy, structure, and talent aligned. What does that mean? We help companies desig...
29.
Maine Pointe
Maine Pointe is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. This is achiev...
30.
Ayming
We are business performance experts who combine highly specialised knowledge – across a range of fields – with hands-on collaboration, to enable our clients and their people to go further. We are a g...
31.
Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
32.
Nous Group
Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 600 people working across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. With our broad consulting capability, we can...
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