West Monroe Partners Welcomes Business Integration Partners to Global Consulting Network
The agreement will expand the two firms’ global market coverage and enhance their ability to serve international clients.
Date : September 12, 2011
The agreement will expand the two firms’ global market coverage and enhance their ability to serve international clients.

West Monroe Partners today announced a strategic consulting agreement with Business Integration Partners (“Bip”), a business and technology consulting firm with offices in Europe, Latin America, and North Africa.

In March 2010, West Monroe Partners announced a strategic consulting alliance with BearingPoint to expand their global market coverage and better provide services to their international clients. Both firms offer business consulting services that address their clients’ most important and broader business issues. While BearingPoint has European roots, West Monroe Partners is active in the North American management consulting market. Bip joined BearingPoint’s network in in May 2010.

Headquartered in Milan and Rome, Bip has over 600 consulting professionals who work from offices in Milan, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Tunis, Tunisia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Like West Monroe Partners and BearingPoint, Bip has strong industry capabilities and credentials, particularly in the energy and utilities, telecommunications and media, manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, and public sectors.

West Monroe Partners, BearingPoint and Bip will continue to focus on their respective local markets, while collaborating on projects that require worldwide reach. Under the terms of the agreement, the three firms will refer business opportunities; collaborate on client work in Europe, North America, South America, and beyond; and share intellectual capital.

“West Monroe Partners’ 300 percent growth rate over the past five years is evidence of our strong foundation, but being able to address our clients’ global needs is essential to our continued strength. I am very enthusiastic about this latest step in the expansion of our global network,” said Dean Fischer, West Monroe Partners’ chairman and CEO. “Our firms share values, culture, and scopes of practice—elements that are essential to a successful international alliance.”

“Most of our respective clients have international operations, and their business interests are continuing to expand into new or emerging economies,” said Peter Mockler, BearingPoint’s managing partner. “By adding Bip to the global network, we are enabling all three organizations to deliver better and more relevant services to international clients.”

One initial goal for the alliance is to build a more significant presence in Latin America.

“During four years of directed expansion, Bip has established a strong reputation in the markets we serve, including some of the world’s fastest growing business sectors,” said Bip President Nino Lo Bianco. “We look forward to working with BearingPoint and West Monroe Partners to support their clients in achieving their business goals. At the same time, we look forward to accelerating our own expansion through this network.”

About West Monroe Partners:
West Monroe Partners is a North American full-service management consulting firm focused on guiding organizations through projects that fundamentally transform their business. With the experience to create the most ambitious visions as well as the skills to implement the smallest details of our client’s most critical projects, West Monroe Partners is a proven provider of growth and efficiency to large enterprises, as well as more nimble middle-market organizations. Their consulting professionals drive better business results by harnessing experience across a range of industries, serving clients out of offices across the US and Canada. For more information, please visit: www.westmonroepartners.com

About BearingPoint
BearingPoint delivers business consulting with management and technology capabilities. As an independent firm with European roots and global reach, BearingPoint serves leading companies and public sector organizations world-wide to align and optimize processes, IT and operating models with business strategy. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create long-term partnerships, BearingPoint’s consultants are committed to delivering excellence and value to their clients. The firm’s approach to working with clients is highly collaborative and designed to improve business performance, from strategy through to execution. BearingPoint currently employs 3,200 people in 15 countries. For more information, please visit: www.bearingpointconsulting.com

About Business Integration Partners:
Bip is a management consulting company specializing in Business Integration and Innovation. At present, the biggest Italian consulting reality, meanwhile recognized as true alternative to traditional consulting. The differentiating factors, which make Bip a preferred service provider, are:

  • Authority and proven competency in core industries 
  • A strong focus on execution and attainment of measurable benefits
  • Absence of conflict of interest with audit activities or software development

It is the profound knowledge of strategic context and operations that turn Bip professionals into factual industry specialists, with in-depth expertise in critical subject matters. Further to its industry thought leadership, Bip offers two distinct competencies in training and innovation, through its specialized business units Bip. Institute and Ars et Inventio. Today Bip is acknowledged by clients as a competent and even more importantly, hands-on consulting service provider, able to transform ideas immediately into visible and tangible results. For more information please visit www.businessintegrationpartners.com

Press Contacts:
West Monroe Partners
Casey Foss
312.980.9423
cfoss@westmonroepartners.com

Bip
Ursula Buchmeiser
0039 334 6391457
Ursula.Buchmeiser@mail-bip.com

BearingPoint
Wiebke Hinz
0049-69 13022-5991
Wiebke.Hinz@bearingpointconsulting.com

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