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Press releases 2013

Global Consulting Firm Booz & Company Approves Combination with PwC
New York, NY, December 23, 2013—Booz & Company’s global partners have voted overwhelmingly to approve a combination with PwC.  The two organizations announced October 30th they had signed a conditional merger agreement. Following the required regulatory approvals and assuming the fulfillment of other customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to conclude in the first quarter of 2014. read more >

Corporate Culture Is Critical to Business Success, Yet Mismanaged and Underleveraged, Finds Booz & Company Survey
London, November 19, 2013—Culture is critically important to business success worldwide, according to 84 percent of the more than 2,200 participants in the 2013 culture and change management survey, conducted by the Katzenbach Center at Booz & Company. Sixty percent said culture even outranks strategy and operating model in order of importance. However, there is a clear disparity between the way companies view culture and the way they treat it. Less than half of participants saw their companies effectively managing culture. More than half said a major cultural overhaul was needed, and 96 percent of respondents said some change to company culture was required. read more >

PwC and Booz & Company Announce Signing of Conditional Merger Agreement
New York, NY, October 30, 2013—PwC and Booz & Company are pleased to announce that they have signed a conditional merger agreement. The proposed transaction is conditional on approval by Booz & Company partners, receipt of required regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions. read more >

Companies Fail not because They Don’t Understand the Market; They Fail because They Don’t Understand Themselves, According to Booz & Company Research among over 700 Senior Executives around the Globe
London, October 29, 2013—New Booz & Company research strikes down the notion that misreading, ignoring or de-emphasizing the market, customers and other external forces is what gets most big companies into trouble. read more >

Booz & Company’s Ninth Annual Global Innovation 1000 Study: Navigating the Digital Future
London, October 22, 2013—R&D spending among the world’s 1,000 largest public corporate companies has hit a record high of over £402 billion (US$638 billion) according to this year’s report by global management firm, Booz & Company. This year’s report once again reveals that despite a sustained overall increase in R&D budgets over the last decade higher spending doesn’t guarantee bigger payoffs. Indeed, the 10 most innovative companies identified this year financially outperformed the world’s top 10 spenders, despite actually spending significantly less on R&D. read more >

Booz & Company conducts inaugural CIO Success(ion) Study
London, UK, October 10, 2013—Leading global management consulting firm, Booz & Company, has today announced the findings in its inaugural CIO Success(ion) Study - developed to help CEOs in an increasingly digital world better understand the new generation of CIO career paths, succession trends, and success factors. read more >

The Shake-Up Continues among the World’s Top Technology Companies: IBM Claims the Top Ranking; Dell Takes the Biggest Fall
London, July 25, 2013 —The world’s top technology companies continue to jostle for position in the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Today, global management consulting firm Booz & Company released its second annual ranking of the world’s top 50 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies that provide the building blocks to increasingly digital businesses. There was a shake-up at the top of the rankings: Microsoft was bumped out of the top spot, dropping to #3, Oracle held fast at #2, while IBM leapfrogged from #3 to claim the top spot, fuelled by its strong product and service portfolio and global presence. read more >

Global Innovation Index 2013: The United Kingdom Named as One of the Three Most Innovative Countries in the World
London, July 11, 2013—The United Kingdom (U.K.) moved from fifth to third place in the Global Innovation Index 2013, published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Global management consulting firm Booz & Company was a knowledge partner contributing its innovation expertise to the research. read more >

Booz & Company and Leagas Delaney Team to Provide Companies With a New Model for Reimagining Their Brands in The Digital Age
Los Angeles, June 26, 2013—Booz Digital, Booz & Company’s full-service digital solutions team, and Leagas Delaney, an international branding and advertising agency, have announced a new alliance to help companies reimagine their brands and create breakthrough products for the digital age. read more >

Corporate Leaders Are Impatient for Change but Optimistic about the Future of the European Union
Brussels, June 6, 2013—The 2013 State of the European Union Survey Reveals an Urgent Call to Action for E.U. Leaders read more >

Publication of Innovation Task Force Report: The Role of UK Business Schools in Driving Innovation in the Domestic Economy
London, UK, May 21, 2013—The Association of Business Schools (ABS) has today (21 May 2013) published the final report of the independent Innovation Task Force and the Associations formal response to the recommendations of the report. read more >

Booz & Company Chief Executive Study Reveals Highest Number of CEO Successions Since 2005
London, UK, April 16, 2013—Global management consulting firm Booz & Company today announced the results of this year’s Chief Executive Study, revealing a notable increase in the number of planned CEO successions during 2012. read more >

Global Information Technology Report Highlights Lack of Progress Still Exists in Bridging the New Digital Divide between Developing and Developed Economies
London, U.K., April 11, 2013—Most developing economies still fail to create conditions to close the ICT competitive gap with more developed economies / UK is one of the most conducive environments for information communications and technologies - up three places to rank 7th in the world for ICT development read more >

Booz & Company Closes Acquisition of Management Engineers: Combined Firm Offers Clients Unrivaled Operations Expertise and Industry Experience
London, U.K., April 3, 2013—Global management consultancy Booz & Company announced today the closing of its acquisition of international consulting firm Management Engineers. The transaction was announced in February, subject to the approval of Booz & Company’s partners. read more >

Peter B. Mensing Appointed Managing Director for Booz & Company in Europe
Amsterdam, 28 March 2013—On 1 April 2013 Senior Vice President Peter B. Mensing will be assuming the role of Managing Director of Europe for global management consultancy Booz & Company. As such, he also joins the firm’s Executive Committee. Mensing leads the global Consumer & Retail practice of Booz & Company and is Managing Partner of the firm in Amsterdam. read more >

The creative sector in the U.K. takes advantage of digitisation: Revenues of creative industries grow to more than GBP 30 billion
London, U.K., March 25, 2013—Digital revenues increase by more than 10 percent per year since 2001 / Gains larger than losses in analogue businesses / Improved monetisation of content on the Internet / Study by Booz & Company on trends in book and press publishing, film/television, gaming, and music industries read more >

Booz & Company to Acquire Management Engineers: Combination Enhances Global Presence and Functional Expertise
Düsseldorf, Germany, February 19 2013—Booz & Company announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the international consulting firm Management Engineers (ME) headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. This esteemed consultancy will bring 17 partners and 145 staff to Booz & Company and a highly complementary market position and functional heritage—particularly in auto/industrials and operations consulting in Germany, but also in China, the UK, and the more >