FTI Consulting enters Dutch sector with acquisition of Daring

Global management consulting organization FTI Consulting has entered the Dutch marketplace with the acquisition of Daring, a consulting business with about 30 consultants.

With much more than 6,600 workers in some 30 nations (and a earnings of $2.5 billion), FTI Consulting is a single of the globe’s most significant consulting corporations. Now, just about forty several years right after its inception (FTI Consulting was established in 1982 in the US), the listed consultancy group has recognized its to start with existence in the Netherlands.

“We are so delighted to entice a powerful staff with a good track record in the Netherlands, a geography in which we have not traditionally experienced a presence. This will permit us to even improved serve our clientele in the Netherlands and area with their most essential worries and prospects,” explained Steven Gunby, Chief Govt Officer of FTI Consulting.

Bold is a Dutch consulting business that helps its purchasers with four choices: restructuring, transactions, transformation advisory, and digital transformation. Recognized in 2013, the business has speedily established a popularity in the market, increasing strongly for the duration of the pandemic, bringing in significant-profile recruits (lots of of which have a qualifications at tier-one rivals), and completing quite a few noteworthy engagements with shoppers.

“The blend of our groups will empower us to superior serve Dutch providers with operations in worldwide markets, as properly as multinational organisations with interests in the Netherlands,” claimed Diederick van der Plas, Head of FTI Consulting’s Company Finance & Restructuring division for the EMEA region.

The integration will see all of BOLD’s workforce, such as two senior running administrators and eight managing directors, sign up for the Company Finance & Restructuring phase at FTI Consulting. Closing of the offer is predicted in the initial quarter of 2022, right after which Daring will continue on under a twin brand, ‘BOLD – Portion of FTI Consulting’. At a later on phase the organization will transition thoroughly to the FTI Consulting manufacturer.

Commenting on the transaction, Klaas Wagenaar (who founded the firma with Gerrit van Munster) reported: “FTI Consulting is the great companion for us. This blend will let us to harness the knowledge and coverage of an global participant that shares our entrepreneurial strategy to give a a lot more palms-on assistance company for customers in the Netherlands.”

“We are happy of what we have crafted, and we look forward to the up coming chapter of our journey with FTI Consulting!”

Van Munster extra: “There is no doubt that there is a strong organization rationale for becoming a member of forces. Extra essential for us nevertheless is the great match in conditions of the DNA of our teams.”

“BOLD is known for building a change for clientele with a powerful arms-on solution combined with an entrepreneurial spirit. FTI Consulting is a significantly larger consultancy agency, but has generally had the identical ‘can do mentality’ functioning through its DNA. Through our discussions with FTI Consulting, we professional numerous similarities in our lifestyle that gave us self-assurance that we are a great match.”

For FTI Consulting, Daring is the second offer in 2021, subsequent the acquisition of The Rhodes Team in the US. In the two years prior, the firm acquired Delta Companions in the Middle East and Andersch in Germany.