First Consulting and Valcon welcome Viqtor Davis to network

18 February 2021 2 min. read

The recently formed group of First Consulting and Valcon has welcomed Viqtor Davis to its network, growing its ranks to over 800 professionals and significantly beefing up its data science capabilities.

In December last year, leading Dutch consultancy First Consulting (350 consultants in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK) joined forces with Valcon, a leading Danish counterpart (180 professionals in Denmark and Sweden) specialised in strategic operations. The two teamed up as part of their strategy of creating a North-western powerhouse of 1,500 consultants by 2024. 

Barely two months down the line, and the consultancies have taken the next major step in their journey. The bolt-on of Viqtor Davis – supported by private equity firm Waterland, which has stakes in all three consulting firms – adds a specialised team of over 300 professionals in the Benelux and the UK, as well as Mexico and India (specialised development centres) dedicated on data-driven transformations. Its key offerings include data science, strategy, analytics, governance and reporting. 

Viqtor David joins First Consulting and Valcon“Viqtor Davis strengthens our data science capabilities with a strong track record of helping leading in the Netherlands and UK with all aspects on data: from data management to advanced data solutions,” said Geert van den Goor, Group Managing Partner and Managing Partner of First Consulting.

“At our clients, we see that data is of growing importance in realising operational challenges, alongside the pillars of processes, people and technology. We are therefore very happy that Viqtor Davis is joining forces with us.”

Michael Hjortlund, Managing Partner of Valcon added: “Our clients demand a trusted advisor that can support them in all aspects of their digital initiatives – and this need has been accelerated by the pandemic. As a group, I would say that we are now a very strong player in the market able to support clients with making their business ready for the future.”

Meanwhile, for Viqtor Davis, the deal injects a layer of management consulting services to its mix. “Clients are increasingly asking for broad support across data- and digital transformation. Effective digital transformation projects are a complex mix of change to the culture, processes and technology, underpinned by data. This merger brings together the best of both worlds,” siad Chairman Ivo-Paul Tummers.

The combination creates a consulting and technology group with over €100 million in revenues. While the three firms will continue to operate under their own brands, behind the scenes they have kickstarted planning for longer-term integration plans, including potential harmonisation of brands.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.