BCG Acquires Design Consultancy AllofUs to Expand Design Capabilities
SI Partners advised the shareholders of UK/US design and technology consultancy, AllofUs on the sale to global management consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group.
The acquisition will broaden and deepen BCG’s overall digital offerings and strengthen its design capabilities in particular.
The AllofUs team will become part of BCG Platinion, which is an integrated part of DigitalBCG offering deep technology capabilities around design, engineering, architecture, data & analytics, among other capabilities. AllofUs founders Phil Gerrard and Orlando Mathias will join Platinion’s leadership group.
Since it was founded in 2003, AllofUs has been at the cutting edge of digital innovation and service design, carving a niche for itself in a highly competitive environment. From studios in London and San Francisco, its team of strategists, designers and technologists help clients incubate new products and companies and transform existing ones. Its clients have included Sky, Microsoft, Samsung, Ikea, Google, Facebook, and Yale University.
“Our capabilities in design thinking, coupled with BCG’s strength in business strategy, ensure that we are bringing to market an offering that can deliver value and impact for our clients at the highest level,” said Phil Gerrard, an AllofUs founding partner and the company’s CEO.
Karalee Close, the global leader of BCG’s Technology Advantage practice commented in the group’s announcement that they: “Continue to expand our digital service offerings to deliver clients’ ambitious transformation and growth agendas. With this acquisition, we are further enhancing our ability to bring top-notch digital design capabilities to our clients while welcoming incredible talent to our team—enabling us to continue to deliver even greater value and impact for our clients.”
“Our clients are demanding high-value design and engineering capability, which we are catalyzing in Europe with AllofUs,” added Sherif Choudhry, BCG Platinion’s managing director for digital products and services.
Read more about the deal in Consultancy.