Top buyers in the consulting industry of Africa

Consulting firms are continuously on the lookout for acquisitions in Africa as a means to expand their service offerings, client networks, consultancy teams, or to enter new segments or launch new solutions. Meet the consulting firms in Africa with the most prolific buy-and-build strategy.

Alongside realising organic growth, consulting firms in Africa can turn to a range of dealmaking options – acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, company affiliations or equity partnerships – to drive growth. Consultancy.org keeps track of all major deals closed in the consulting industry across 100+ countries, including deals closed by consultancy firms, non-industry players as well as private equity groups.

Based on our database of 2,000+ deals globally, we present an overview the top consulting firm buyers in Africa.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

The consulting firms in Africa with the most deals behind their name:

1.
Deloitte
As more companies and institutions do business in Africa, Deloitte endeavours to provide clients with a consistent service through our OneDeloitte approach. Deloitte is one of Africa’s leading profes...
2.
Accenture
We are one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 293,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities ...
3.
EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
4.
KPMG
Forward thinking companies look to new markets to drive growth. No two African markets are the same and it is key to capture the business opportunities available while mitigating the risks. KPMG is t...
5.
Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
6.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey Angola Angola is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. McKinsey is helping deliver critical infrastructure, reform institutions, and accelerate business development. Since 2007, McKi...
7.
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
8.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is a leading management consulting firm in Africa. Based in Lagos and Johannesburg, we provide management and strategy consulting services for leading companies throughout Africa. Sinc...
9.
Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
10.
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent  key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenshi...
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Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
12.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
With over 700 professionals in 40 countries, we are a proven, trusted advisor in world-class operations consulting services. We’re committed to helping our clients to protect their employees and asse...
13.
Analysys Mason
Our consulting and research expertise in telecoms, media and technology underpins everything we do to help change our clients’ businesses for the better. Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and re...
14.
Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
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Strategy&
Strategy& creates strategy that works. The challenges you face are complex. The stakes - and the risks - are incredibly high. Getting it right the first time matters. You need the right partner to he...
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