BDO expands Dutch management consultancy wing with ProExc

29 July 2021 2 min. read

BDO has acquired Dutch boutique consulting firm ProExc, adding a team of around fifteen consultants to its BDO Advisory division in the Netherlands.

René Nelis, the chief executive officer of BDO in the Netherlands, commented on the deal: “The acquisition aligns with our strategic ambition to strengthen BDO Advisory across various market segments. With the addition of ProExc, we can deepen our capabilities, enabling us to even better serve our customers.”

ProExc was founded in 2008 and is a boutique consultancy specialised in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives. In delivering on its promise, the firm leverages its own proprietary methodology (known as the ‘ProcessExcellence Methodology’), which provides a framework for helping clients realise productivity, effectiveness and efficiency benefits within their business processes. 

BDO expands Dutch management consultancy wing with ProExc

The company (based in Laren, a town in between capital city Amsterdam and Utrecht) focuses mainly on the mid-market segment, with clients spanning the professional services, (wholesale) trade, construction and installation, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Names that shine on the firm’s client roster include Aegon, Dijklander Hospital, Mammoet, Ricoh, Spie, TenCate, Van Lanschot and Xella. 

“The knowledge and backgrounds of the ProExc employees are diverse and complementary to the expertise in our Management Consulting practice,” said Nelis. 

As part of the deal the founders of ProExc – Maarten Habermehl en Bart van Essen (they have been appointed a partner at BDO Advisory) – and all consultants and staff will cross over to the global accounting and consulting giant. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. 

“BDO is a good fit for us in terms of culture and has the financial muscle and capabilities to drive growth. In addition, the joining of forces has a highly complementary character. This will enable us to offer a broader portfolio of services to a wider set of clients,” said Habermehl and Van Essen. 

For BDO, the deal is the first in the Netherlands since it acquired healthcare specialist Arteria Consulting in 2019.