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West Monroe Partners Acquires Waterstone Management Group

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West Monroe Partners has acquired Waterstone Management Group. The deal deepens West Monroe's merger and acquisition (M&A) consulting expertise for technology companies and private equity firms. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Waterstone works exclusively with technology companies and their investors, with experience and insight across software, hardware, business & IT services, communications, and data & information services, the company says. The business focuses on on six core areas:

  1. Growth strategies;
  2. Go-to-market strategies;
  3. Customer success;
  4. Services transformation;
  5. Analytics; and
  6. Private equity consulting.

West Monroe's Expanding M&A Team

West Monroe, which also is a Top 100 Vertical Market MSP for 2019, is driving home the importance of Waterstone's M&A expertise. Indeed, buying Waterstone expands West Monroe's national M&A team by 15 percent, and San Francisco area headcount by 40 percent -- though actual headcount figures were not disclosed.

The combined M&A practice will offer:

  • pre-close diligence capabilities across commercial, technology, and operations;
  • post-close implementation and value creating services.

Waterstone Management Group: More Details

Waterstone's customer base includes 100+ technology companies and 15+ private equity firms, the company's website says. The consulting firm further explains its market focus in this video:

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It sounds like all the combined M&A team reports to Matt Sondag, managing director and national leader for West Monroe’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Waterstone veterans Neil Jain and Dhaval Moogimane shift to direct positions for West Monroe's Chicago and San Francisco offices, respectively.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.