House of Performance joins Dutch consulting groep Highberg

19 January 2022 2 min. read

The Highberg Group – the group behind Dutch firms BlinkLane Consulting, Gladwell Academy and Verdonck, Klooster & Associates – has expanded its portfolio with the addition of business consultancy House of Performance.

Highberg Group’s journey in the Netherlands kicked off in the summer of 2020, when German investor Auctus Capital Partners invested in BlinkLane Consulting and its subsidiary Gladwell Academy. In May last year, strategic IT consultancy Verdonck, Klooster & Associates (VKA) also joined the network.

The objective of the Highberg Group: growing into a major pan-European consulting firm. “With the acquisition of House of Performance, we are taking the next step in our ambition,” said Han Driessen, CEO of the Dutch-German group.

House of Performance joins Dutch consulting groep Highberg

The bolt-on of House of Performance lifts the size of Highberg Group to more than 300 consultants and staff and its fee income to around €55 million.

Founded in 1998, House of Performance specialises in change management, agile transformations and data-driven working. The Utrecht based firm works for a roster of leading clients in the public and private sector. The consultancy also has an interim management arm, consisting of over 100 vetted independent managers and consultants.

Driessen: “We are witnessing increasing demand for broad support for complex transformation issues both in the market and amongst our existing clients. The limitation is often not about technological possibilities or knowledge, but rather the organisational challenges that big companies are facing. This is exactly where the consultants and interim managers of House of Performance will strengthen the group through their expertise and experience.”

“Together, we will focus on digital and organisational transformations at major European companies. With advice, implementation and training, we help them to remain competitive and agile in a digital age,” he added.

Asked why House of Performance has joined forces with Highberg Group, partner Heiko van Eldijk said: “Highberg’s invitation to join forces, seamlessly connects to our image of how our consultancy will develop further. Our clients’ issues increasingly require combinations of expertise as well as consultants from different backgrounds that aspire to work together.”

“The match in vision, values and services of BlinkLane Consulting, Gladwell and Verdonck, Klooster & Associates gives us the confidence that, together, we form a strong combination. A combination that offers a challenging and firm perspective, for both clients and employees.”