Press release

Frankfurt am Main  |  Thursday 07 July 2022

UMS Consulting GmbH & Co. has been sold to Expleo Groupe SAS

Steen Associates acts as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of UMS Consulting GmbH & Co. on its sale to Expleo Groupe SAS.

Headquartered in Frankfurt, UMS Consulting has over 35 years of management consulting experience in strategy implementation, leadership, end-to-end process optimisation, innovation and digitalization.

The acquisition will strengthen Expleo’s digital transformation capabilities in Germany and Europe and expand its presence in key strategic growth sectors such as banking, automotive, transportation, energy & utilities, and pharma & chemicals.

Damien Lasou, EVP Consulting & Business Services, Expleo, said: “Through the acquisition of UMS, we continue to strengthen our consulting offer. The capabilities, customer portfolios and geographic footprints of our two organisations are a strong complement to one another which we believe will support our growth and provide greater value to our customers worldwide.”

Stephan Lunau, MD, UMS Consulting, added: “Successful business transformation relies not only on technical know-how but on energised people and organisations building needed organisational capabilities to achieve excellence. By becoming part of Expleo Group, our customers will benefit from the best-in-class digital and engineering capabilities Expleo offers. Our two organisations have been successful partners for some time, making this a natural next step for us. We look forward to this new era in our relationship and see it as a catalyst for mutual growth in the years to come.”


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