The European management and technology consultancy accelerates its growth in the UK and across Europe and strengthens its capabilities in the retail sector

Amsterdam/London, March 14, 2017 – Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint has acquired UK-based LCP Consulting, the leading international specialist consultancy in customer-driven supply chain management. With this transaction, two highly profitable and award-winning companies join forces. Bringing LCP on board deepens BearingPoint’s operations service line and expands its capabilities in the retail, consumer goods, and manufacturing industries. The acquisition adds six of the top ten UK retailers and a substantial number of top European organisations to its client list. In addition, LCP brings a suite of strategic supply chain management tools and fact-based methodologies to BearingPoint’s portfolio.

BearingPoint is continuously adding capabilities and geographic coverage, and the acquisition of LCP is the latest in a series of acquisitions that BearingPoint started making three years ago. Previously acquired teams include manufacturing experts in Italy, a leading digital management consultancy in the Nordics, operational performance specialists in the UK and management and reporting specialists in Germany.

LCP is a recognised leader in their field and the acquisition of such a high calibre consultancy fully supports our growth strategy in both the UK and internationally.


Joining BearingPoint will enable LCP to accelerate our growth plans within a range of industry sectors both in the UK and internationally. We are keen to leverage BearingPoint’s wider capabilities, notably in digital, for the benefit of our existing client base. Becoming part of a leading international consulting organisation opens up new personal development and career opportunities for our people.


Joining forces with LCP allows us to accelerate our growth plans in retail and supply chain within the UK consulting market. I am really excited by the opportunities that this merger of two award winning consultancies will open for us and our clients.


About LCP Consulting

LCP was founded in 1985 by Professor Alan Braithwaite. The firm won the top award in 2016 for “Project of the Year” from the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) – the UK’s representative body for the consulting industry. LCP’s clients include retailers, manufacturers, public sector and academic institutions, and companies involved in logistics and distribution, chemicals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and the automotive industry. The company has developed a unique set of fact-based supply chain analytical and diagnostic tools.

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About BearingPoint

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three units: Consulting, Solutions and Ventures. Consulting covers the advisory business; Solutions provides the tools for successful digital transformation, regulatory technology and advanced analytics; Ventures drives the financing and development of start-ups. BearingPoint’s clients include many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. The firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 75 countries, engaging with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success.

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