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Accenture Strategy amplía sus capacidades en retail con la adquisición de Kurt Salmon

  • Esta adquisición contribuirá a ampliar las capacidades de Accenture Strategy a la hora de ofrecer servicios de consultoría estratégica end-to-end a grandes empresas de retail.

  • Una vez completada la adquisición de Kurt Salmon, sus empleados se unirán a la práctica de Accenture Strategy

Madrid 23 de septiembre de 2016 - Accenture  ha llegado a un acuerdo para adquirir Kurt Salmon, subsidiaria de Management Consulting Group y una de las consultoras globales líderes en la industria del retail. Esta adquisición contribuirá a ampliar las capacidades de Accenture Strategy a la hora de ofrecer servicios de consultoría estratégica end-to-end a grandes empresas de retail y private equity.

Fundada en 1935, Kurt Salmon tiene más de 260 empleados que dan servicio a clientes en todo el mundo desde sus oficinas en EEUU, Alemania, Reino Unido, Japón y China. La compañía es conocida por su consultoría estratégica de operaciones, incluyendo logística, cadena de suministro, comercialización y desarrollo de producto, estrategia corporativa, due diligence y estrategia de retail omni-chanel. 

“Con la disrupción digital que está obligando a las compañías de retail a que se replanteen su negocio y modelo operativo, estamos seguros de que en los próximos años seguirá habiendo una importante demanda de servicios de consultoría estratégica en esta industria”, ha recalcado Mark Knickrehm, chief executive officer de Accenture Strategy. “Esta adquisición mejorará nuestra capacidad de ofrecer estrategias específicas que, cada vez más, buscan nuestros clientes para poder operar de forma competitiva y llegar a la excelencia en el intercambio que existe entre el negocio y la tecnología”.

Según Chris Donnelly, retail industry lead, Accenture Strategy, “en un ambiente dominado por el incontrolable crecimiento de las expectativas de los consumidores, la convergencia de las industrias y la facilidad para entrar en estas, nuestros clientes buscan una estrategia que les permita navegar por esta disrupción. Mediante esta adquisición, podremos ofrecer una combinación de servicios muy competitiva y fuerte para ayudar a dar forma a la transformación del sector retail”.

Una vez completada la adquisición de Kurt Salom, sus empleados se unirán a la práctica de Accenture Strategy encargada de la industria de retail.

 “Nuestros clientes buscan cada vez más soluciones pragmáticas y ágiles de los expertos de la industria, que posibilitan su camino de transformación y que les ayudan a ganar ventaja competitiva”, ha afirmado Brooks Kitchel, CEO of Kurt Salmon. “La unión con Accenture Strategy nos ayudará a aportar un nuevo valor para nuestros clientes de forma colaborativa, global y creando un ambiente en el que ellos son el centro, aspectos alineados con nuestra misión y cultura corporativa”.

El cierre de la operación está sujeta a las aprobaciones regulatorias, así como el visto bueno de los accionistas de Management Consulting Group y otras condiciones de cierre habituales.

Accenture es una compañía global líder en servicios profesionales que ofrece una amplia gama de servicios y soluciones en estrategia, consultoría, digital, tecnología y operaciones. Combinando su gran experiencia y conocimientos especializados en más de 40 industrias y en todas las áreas de negocio -reforzada con la red de centros de desarrollo más extensa del mundo- Accenture trabaja en la intersección del negocio y la tecnología con el objetivo de ayudar a sus clientes a mejorar su rendimiento y crear un valor sostenible para sus accionistas. Con más de 373.000 profesionales que prestan servicio a clientes en más de 120 países, Accenture impulsa la innovación para mejorar la forma en la que el mundo vive y trabaja. Para saber más, visítanos en www.accenture.es

Accenture Strategy trabaja en la interacción de negocios y tecnología. Unimos nuestras capacidades de negocio, tecnología, operaciones y funciones de estrategia para facilitarles a nuestros clientes visionar y llevar a cabo estrategias específicas a su industria que apoyen transformaciones globales. Nuestro objetivo sobre disrupción digital, competitividad, modelos de operación global, talento y liderazgo ayudan al crecimiento y a ser eficientes. Sigue a  @AccentureStrat o visita www.accenture.com/strategy para más información.

Kurt Salmon es una consultora global dedicada a construir líderes de mercado. No solo nos unimos a clientes, sino que nos aliamos con ellos, integrándonos en su organización para desarrollar planes personalizados e innovadores para problemas de compañías del siglo XXI.

En la compleja sociedad hoy en día, un ambiente enfocado en los consumidores es un reto. Pero las compañías deben ver más allá y posicionarse para llegar siempre al éxito, incluso cuando el futuro parece ser incierto. Ahí es donde interviene Kurt Salmon.

Lo llamamos “triunfar en lo que viene”. Los resultados son cambiantes.

www.kurtsalmon.com

Contacto Accenture: José Luis Sánchez (+34 91 5966585/ 609047138)


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