London, 21 December 2021: following the recent launch of the Valcon brand for the pan-European merger between First, Viqtor Davis and Valcon, the company has today announced that P2 Consulting will join the group. This announcement affirms Valcon’s ambition to become a premium North-Western European operations consulting company, merged with deep technology and data capabilities.
P2 Consulting, a UK-centric consulting organisation, focused on digital and business transformation, has been working with private equity firm, Lonsdale Capital Partners (LCP) since 2016, with the objective of growing the business through organic expansion and acquisition. With LCP realising its investment outcomes, P2 was looking for a partner to help in the next stage of its growth ambition. With 200 people, P2 specialises in strategy execution and all the programme and project management elements essential to delivering well controlled, agile change. P2 is well known for its strength in financial services, utilities, retail and government.
Phil Rolfe will become UK Managing Partner, and will establish a leadership team from P2 and the current Valcon UK teams – Valcon UK has 100 people who focus on data and technology challenges – by joining P2 and Valcon UK the company strengthens its UK practice to help clients with business consulting, technology and data solutions.
Valcon Managing Partner, Geert van den Goor, commented: “I am very excited about P2 joining us. We have known P2 for some time and are impressed with its track record and people. The combination of P2 and our Valcon UK practice gives us the ability to help all our clients more effectively and gives us a much broader scale. Furthermore, we can also leverage P2’s experience in financial crime consulting to our broader Dutch and Scandinavian client base.”
P2’s CEO, Phil Rolfe, commented: “We are delighted to become part of Valcon. We knew at some point our partners LCP would achieve their investment goals and P2 would take the next steps in the journey to becoming a challenger to the big four. In Valcon, we have found a partner very culturally similar to P2 – we share the same values – and we both help clients by providing transformation support and expertise in PMO, testing, data and engineering. We know there is demand amongst our client base for the technology, data and cloud services that Valcon brings and we are confident Valcon’s European clients will benefit from P2’s deep transformation experience.”
Notes to editors:
Valcon currently has 800 consultants with expertise in connecting the critical links between strategy and operations with innovative technologies and data. The company is active in the Netherlands, the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Valcon is backed by private equity firm Waterland. www.Valcon.com
About P2 Consulting
P2 has 200 people and primarily focuses on the UK, with a head office in London. Prior to this transaction, P2 was backed by Lonsdale Capital Partners who invested in 2016 and have supported significant organic and acquisitive growth through the takeover of FS101 (Financial Crime Consulting) and Certeco (Testing and Business Architecture).
Geert van den Goor – [email protected]
Phil Rolfe – [email protected]
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