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Global Consulting Firm PA Consulting Acquires The Cambridge Group

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Global consultancy PA Consulting (PA) has acquired The Cambridge Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm, for an undisclosed amount.

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PA Consulting Acquires The Cambridge Group

PA Consulting, founded in 1943, is based in London, England. The company has 5,297 employees listed on LinkedIn.

The Cambridge Group, founded in 1975, is based in Chicago, Illinois. The company has 59 employees listed on LinkedIn. The Cambridge Group’s areas of expertise include identifying profitable new demand opportunities, optimizing portfolios of products or services, driving innovation, reinventing categories, enhancing brand equity and optimizing pricing.

The Cambridge Group works with clients in the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors. It helps companies align their infrastructure, businesses and resources to meet marketplace demand in a meaningfully differentiated way from their competitors, the company said. The Cambridge Group team will join PA, according to the firm.

The addition of the Cambridge Group will enhance PA's growth and innovation strategy capabilities and provide PA with a new office in a major U.S. hub, the firm said.

PA Acquires The Cambridge Group: Leadership Insight

Ken Toombs, CEO, PA Consulting
Ken Toombs, CEO, PA Consulting

Ken Toombs, CEO, PA Consulting, commented:

"We welcome The Cambridge Group team to PA. The team bring valuable expertise in corporate and business growth strategy, go-to-market activation, innovation, and pricing, that align perfectly with PA's end-to-end innovation positioning. Together we can create even more innovative growth strategy offerings for our clients."

Jim Eckels, managing partner, The Cambridge Group, added:

"We are thrilled to join PA Consulting, an organization we've long admired and align well with. PA's unique ability to take innovation from concept to prototype to launch will bring our strategy recommendations to market in ways that create even greater value for our clients."

Chris Fosdick, managing partner, The Cambridge Group, said:

"PA's reputation and focus areas tie in seamlessly with the capabilities that The Cambridge Group has been working towards for the past four decades. Together we can grow a market leading global growth strategy offering faster and more successfully as a combined entity."