Analysys Mason enters Germany with Allolio & Konrad deal

28 February 2020 2 min. read

Global management consulting firm Analysys Mason has bought Allolio & Konrad, a German consulting firm with around 45 consultants and staff.

The deal comes one year after UK-headquartered Analysys Mason acquired Swedish consultancy Stelacon, and two and three years respectively after it bolted-on AMI Partners in the United States and Nexia Management Consulting in the Nordics.

The joining of forces with Allolio & Konrad lift the firm’s footprint to some 350 employees globally, and provides the firm with a strategically important presence in Germany – Europe’s second largest consulting industry – and the German speaking countries of Austria and Switzerland.

Analysys Mason is a management consulting firm dedicated to the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector. The company, founded in 1992 and a subsidiary of IT services group Datatec, already has offices in the UK (Cambridge, Manchester and London), and mainland European offices in Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Stockholm.

Analysys Mason enters Germany with Allolio & Konrad deal

“A presence in Germany complements the existing footprint of Analysys Mason’s international offices, adding valuable skills and expertise to better serve its multinational clients,” said Jens Montanana, the chief executive officer of Datatec.

He added that the move also strengthens the firm’s expertise in TMT strategy, digital transformation, IT transformation and performance consulting, as well as in 5G and emerging technologies.

Established over two decades ago, Allolio & Konrad is a Bonn-based consulting firm focused exclusively on clients in the telecommunications sector. The firm has long term client relationships with some of Europe’s leading telecom operators, including BT, Vodafone, Telefonica, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone, with a focus on projects in Germany and the region.

Allolio & Konrad’s services include the design, management and assurance of major business support systems (BSS), operational support systems (OSS) transformation programmes and large-scale, multi-year IT strategy initiatives, alongside other propositions focused on performance and operations management.

As part of the integration, all of Allolio & Konrad's staff including leaders Peter McMenemy, Igor Doktorski, Paul Jevans, Christian Müller and Mirko Weissmann will join Analysys Mason. The acquisition is subject to the approval by the German Competition Authorities and is expected to be finalised in March 2020.

In related news in Germany, McKinsey & Company two weeks ago acquired Orpheus, while Big Four giant PwC bought product design and innovation agency IXDS.