Horváth & Partners relocating Zurich office to The Circle

06 September 2019 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read

Horváth & Partners is relocating to a larger office in Switzerland to accommodate for the firm’s growth. 

The consulting firm – one of Germany’s ten largest home grown consultancies – has been active in Switzerland since 1999, when Horváth & Partners opened its office in Zurich. In the past two decades, the firm has managed to establish itself as a leading player in the market, with a recent study by Swiss business magazine Bilanz lauding Horváth & Partners as one of Switzerland’s top management consulting firms.

With over 70 consultants and staff, Horváth & Partners’ current office in Zurich's Seefeld district has become too small, admitted country managing partner Ulrich Teuscher, who has been with the consultancy in Zurich for twelve years. “Although consultancy business mainly takes place at premises of our clients, internal interaction is extremely important for our company.”Horváth & Partners relocating Zurich office to The CircleFollowing a due diligence on potential locations – remaining in Zurich was a clear requirement – Horváth & Partners has decided to move into the ‘The Circle’, an office building at the outskirts of Zurich Airport. “The new office provides us with an optimal infrastructure, a logistical advantage (close proximity to the airport) and enables further growth,” said Teuscher.

The Circle is a prestigious business and commercial project that will formally launch for business on 1st September 2020. The district, owned Flughafen Zürich and insurance giant Swiss Life, will include hotels, offices, a convention centre, restaurants, education facilities, a hospital, and all kinds of facilities aimed at fostering arts, culture and connection. 

Speaking of the growth ambition, Teuscher said that while the growth in recent years was built on organic expansion – more clients and thus more consultants – the firm is now eyeing a more acquisitive approach in order to accelerate growth in the years to come. Full acquisitions are less likely however, said the partner, with the firm more inclined to poach “teams with existing expertise and networks” from rivals. 

Horvath & Partners’ expansion comes at a time of continued growth for Switzerland's consulting industry. According to data from ASCO – the Swiss association for management consulting firms – the market grew by 6% last year to a value of nearly €2 billion. 

Founded in 1981 in Germany, Horváth & Partners has over 900 consultants and staff. The firm is a member of the Cordence Worldwide alliance.