Accenture has acquired YSC Consulting, which combines expertise in leadership development with data-driven insights to help clients align their leadership strategies and their business goals. The firm was previously owned by UK private equity firm Graphite Capital. Terms were not disclosed.
The business services behemoth says the buy strengthens its hand in advising CEOs, C-Suites and Boards with solutions to boost performance and build leadership teams for the future.
YSC is headquartered in the UK, and employs more than 200 people, with locations in North America, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, China and South Africa. The firm offers bespoke solutions for C-Suite assessment, team dynamics and effectiveness, DE&I strategy, CEO succession planning and board effectiveness. Particular expertise is offered to private equity firms - it serves more than 40% of the largest such firms globally, and Accenture says this will add to its own deep industry expertise.
YSC's team now joins Accenture's Talent & Organization / Human Potential team. Chief Executive Eric Pliner comments: 'For more than three decades, YSC Consulting has supported and inspired CEOs and their teams around the world to shape the future through the intentional design of thoughtful approaches to leadership. At a moment when the world needs brilliant leadership more than ever, we are thrilled to join Accenture and bring the best of our expertise in individual leadership, team dynamics, diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and technology-enabled talent analytics in a respected and rapidly growing platform'.
Accenture's global CEO-led Workforce Transformation Lead John-Paul Pape adds: 'In order for leaders to confront today's market challenges, they must develop themselves and their people to be able to execute courageous strategies. YSC Consulting has garnered respect from Boards, Chief Executives, and their teams by re-energizing their organizations with new leadership and talent strategies - all fuelled by the power of data and insights'.
Now with 710,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture is online at www.accenture.com .
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