Argon & Co enters Ireland through acquisition of Pebble

05 April 2024 2 min. read

Argon & Co has acquired Pebble Business Transformation, an Irish management consultancy firm with close to 30 staff.

The deal marks Argon & Co’s entry into the Irish market, with Ireland becoming the firm’s sixth market in Europe where it has an on the ground presence. A global player, Argon & Co also has offices in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania.

The Managing Director of Argon & Co, Jean-François Laget, said that establishing a foothold in Ireland aligns with the firm’s international growth strategy, adding that Pebble Business Transformation is a “great fit” with Argon & Co’s capabilities and culture.

Argon & Co enters Ireland through acquisition of Pebble

“We look forward to expanding our footprint and developing a strong presence in Ireland. The team of Pebble Business Transformation are experts in their field, with an impressive set of credentials. We are pleased that they have joined us and will be adding to the transformation strategy services that we offer.”

Founded in 2017 by Conor Duggan and Joe Hughes, Pebble Business Transformation specialises in the delivery of transformations in operation and business processes. The firm works for the likes of Colgate-Palmolive, Diageo, Hitachi, Kerry Group, Mylan and Coca-Cola.

As part of the integration, Pebble Business Transformation has become Argon & Co’s Irish practice, and leaders Conor Duggan, Joe Hughes and Regina Stapleton have become partners at Argon & Co.

“We are delighted to join Argon & Co where, together, our expanded capabilities, international presence and cross-sector expertise present a compelling offering for our clients and even greater career opportunities for our team,” said Duggan. Fellow co-founder Hughes added: “The synergies between the two companies will turbo-charge our combined capabilities and help our clients to reach new heights.”

Paris-headquartered has over 500 staff worldwide. The private equity backed firm has over the years closed several acquisitions, including in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.