At the beginning of this month, international operations consulting firm Argon & Co bought Netherlands-based R&G Global Consultants. Find out about the dealmakers who have successfully completed the deal.
R&G Global Consultants was assisted in the acquisition by specialists from DEX international M&A, who acted as exclusive mergers and acquisitions advisors for the shareholders of the Dutch supply chain and operations consulting firm. The deal team consisted of Martijn Peters, Koen Andeweg and Mark Klein Haneveld.
DEX international M&A is a boutique M&A consulting firm founded in 2015 by Martijn Peters, who previously worked as a partner of international consulting firm Solving Efeso (now Efeso Consulting), heading international mergers and acquisitions. Director Quinn Andwig also has a background at Efeso Consulting, having previously worked for EY in his career.
At the other end of the negotiating table, the buyer Argon & Co, which was established in 2018 – following the merger between French Argon Consulting and British Crimson & Co – received merger and acquisition advice from investment bank Rothschild & Co.
A team from Grant Thornton Corporate Finance – consisting of Wilfred van der Lee, Renault Swanepoel, Adam Azoulay and Vincent Pervuets, provided necessary financial support on the transaction, while legal advice was provided by M&A attorneys at Denton and McDermott Will & Emery. Ardian, the Argon & Co investor who funded the deal, handled the mergers and acquisitions business through an in-house deal team.
With the addition of nearly 30 consultants from R&G Global Consultants, Argon & Co now has a team of 300 advisors as well as staff, operating from offices in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore.
R&G Global Consultants was founded in 2004 by a group of three former General Electric directors, including Dutchman Pete Van Abilene and Art Willem de Wolff. Van Abeelen led General Electric’s global division of Lean Six Sigma and reported directly to then CEO Jack Welch. De Wolf was one of the leaders of this practice.