A further cornerstone in a growing alliance of like-minded business consultancies

Amsterdam/Buenos Aires, July 15, 2014 – Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint and digital business transformation consultancy Grupo ASSA (gA) announced today a strategic alliance to expand their market coverage and enhance international services for clients. BearingPoint is one of the leading business consultancies in Europe. gA is the leading independent consultancy for digital business transformation in Latin America. This alliance will enable both firms to extend their consulting capabilities and to answer the growing needs of their clients for worldwide services.

BearingPoint and gA will continue to focus on their local markets, but will collaborate on projects where global reach is required. The two firms also see additional value in transferring knowledge and sharing best practices in the field of business consulting. Based on their alliance, BearingPoint and gA will work together as preferred partners for their respective markets and cooperate on pre-sales and project delivery activities. Both firms will rely on each other’s infrastructure and resources to provide consulting services for existing and new clients in Latin America and Europe.

“This alliance is another milestone for us. Since our management buyout in 2009, expanding our global reach to serve clients around the world has been one of the key elements of our firm’s strategy”, said Peter Mockler, Managing Partner at BearingPoint. “Latin America is a strategically important market for us and Grupo ASSA is the ideal partner in this region as our services and client bases complement each other in the best possible way. gA has a splendid success record of serving clients in relevant industry sectors, as well as substantial international experience in working with European companies. Our international clients who are, or want to become, active in the Latin American region will most certainly benefit from this alliance.”

“The alliance provides enhanced services to our international clients. They now have access to top consultants and resources all around the world and can get support from global centers of excellence in practically all industries. We will also proactively support BearingPoint’s European clients in South America and thereby help them to accelerate their growth in this region. Our respective clients will experience the power of a like-minded global network while keeping the advantages of having one point of contact and the personal attention of a client partner”, said Claudio Della Penna, Chief Services Officer at Grupo ASSA. “BearingPoint and Grupo ASSA are partners sharing the common vision of providing management and technology consultancy at its best on a global level.”

About Grupo ASSA

Grupo ASSA is a consulting, application development and outsourcing firm based in Latin America serving regional and global clients. The focus of gA is Digital Business Transformation, from strategy alignment to the integration of people, applications and technology with the purpose of improving client processes. With its Digital Business Transformation approach gA combines the skills of experts in digital technology with process modelers and organizational change facilitators. gA employs more than 1.500 professionals, with offices in Bogotà, Buenos Aires, Curitiba, Miami, Mexico City, Monterrey, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.

For more information, please visit www.grupoassa.com

About BearingPoint

BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or financial industries or in government, experience real results when they work with us. We combine industry, operational and technology skills with relevant proprietary and other assets in order to tailor solutions for each client’s individual challenges. This adaptive approach is at the heart of our culture and has led to long-standing relationships with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. Our global consulting network of 9200 people serves clients in more than 70 countries and engages with them for measurable results and long-lasting success.

For more information, please visit: www.bearingpoint.com

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