RSM advises on management consultancy merger

RSM has advised Crimson & Co, a global management consultancy that specialises in the supply chain, on its merger with Argon Consulting, an independent consulting firm and the leader in operations transformation in France. 

Crimson & Co provides strategic and operational advice to a range of clients - transforming performance and generating lasting change for UK and international businesses. 

Argon Consulting specialises in the supply chain and logistics functions across the whole operational chain including R&D, procurement, manufacturing, support functions, client relations and change management; plus, digital innovations such as IoT, data science and process automation.

The transaction combines two complementary businesses to create a new global group with more than 230 consultants in six offices across the world – strengthening the service offering, capability and geographical reach. 

James Wild, corporate finance partner at RSM, said: ‘Crimson & Co is an ambitious business with a sterling reputation in the market place. This merger is a perfect fit for both companies, as they strive to create a truly global brand recognised for excellence in class.’’  

Crispin Mair, co-founder and CFO of Crimson & Co, said: ‘We are looking forward to building on Crimson & Co’s established global footprint and reputation for best-in-class operations consultancy around the world. We have been thinking for some time about how to broaden and deepen our market offering to support clients more comprehensively, particularly in the areas of digital and finance, and the merger with Argon Consulting provides the opportunity to do this, enhancing our ability to support clients and their operational transformations.’