King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised EFESO Consulting France SAS (EFESO), one of the worldwide leaders in operational excellence consulting, on the acquisition of ROI Management Consulting group (ROI).
The investment in ROI, an established consulting specialist in industrial transformation, will allow EFESO to accelerate its international growth and reinforce the company’s positioning as the world-leading specialist in operational excellence consulting. The combination of EFESO and ROI creates the leading European consultancy with a focus on research & development, manufacturing, logistics and industry 4.0. The new association will employ around 500 people at 30 locations worldwide. The former shareholders of ROI have re-invested in this transaction by taking a minority stake. ROI will be continued and thus becomes the largest national company under the umbrella of the EFESO Group with responsibility for business in the German-speaking countries and Eastern Europe.
EFESO, founded in the mid-1980s and headquartered in Paris (France), is a global management consultancy firm specialised in ensuring the perfect execution of their clients’ strategy along the value chain, with a focus on manufacturing companies particularly in the process, life sciences and consumer goods industries. Since early 2019, EFESO is supported by the investment group Eurazeo. With over 400 consultants, operating from 26 offices and working in over 75 countries EFESO offers its clients consulting services to optimize business processes and increase the profitability of its clients through more effective time management, quality management and other methods to increase efficiency.
ROI is a corporate consultancy firm specialising in industry 4.0, manufacturing and research & development. ROI’s customers include corporate groups as well as leading medium-sized companies particularly in the automotive, industrial goods and medical technology sectors. In more than 3,000 projects ROI has helped industrial companies worldwide to find their path into the future by optimizing their products, technologies and manufacturing networks or using IoT-Technology to drive business model and process innovations. Established in 1999, ROI employs a workforce of more than 150 people worldwide and has offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Beijing, Prague, Vienna and Zurich.
Advisors to EFESO Consulting France SAS:
Markus Herz (partner, Corporate/M&A)
Markus Hill (partner), Viktoria Rosbach (associate) (both Tax)