Top buyers in the consulting industry of the Middle East

Consulting firms are continuously on the lookout for acquisitions in the Middle East as a means to expand their service offerings, client networks, consultancy teams, or to enter new segments or launch new solutions. Meet the consulting firms in the Middle East with the most prolific buy-and-build strategy.

Alongside realising organic growth, consulting firms in the Middle East can turn to a range of dealmaking options – acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, company affiliations or equity partnerships – to drive growth. Consultancy.org keeps track of all major deals closed in the consulting industry across 100+ countries, including deals closed by consultancy firms, non-industry players as well as private equity groups.

Based on our database of 2,000+ deals globally, we present an overview the top consulting firm buyers in the Middle East.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

The consulting firms in the Middle East with the most deals behind their name:

1.
PwC
With offices in 155 countries and more than 284,000 people globally, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value the...
2.
Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across a...
3.
McKinsey & Company
Since 1957, we have helped the region unlock growth and development, build champions in major industries, and nurture the talent of the next generation. The work of all seven of our locations—Abu Dha...
4.
NMS Consulting
NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm providing strategic counsel to private and public organizations and the individuals who lead them. The combination of our diverse skills, global ...
5.
Sia Partners
A pioneer of Consulting 4.0, Sia Partners comprises 1,700+ consultants with diverse expertise and operates from 31 offices worldwide; spanning across Asia, North Africa, and North America, in additio...
6.
Deloitte
Deloitte has played a vital role in the growth of the Middle East for more than eighty eight years. Helping businesses achieve excellence is what we do. When can we start helping you? Deloitte & Touc...
7.
EY
EY’s Dubai office has more than doubled in size over the past two years. The office now has a solid base of over 565 experienced and qualified professionals and 12 resident partners. Services Offered...
8.
KPMG
KPMG is widely represented in the Middle East region, with offices in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan. The KPMG member firm in the UAE, along with the Oman member firm...
9.
Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues by designing, implementing a...
10.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company has been present in the Middle East since the early 1990s and has emerged as a booming hub for leaders in the consumer products and retail, financial services, private equity, tourism,...
11.
Boston Consulting Group
BCG Dubai, founded in 2007, began as the home base for 29 consultants and business services staff. Over the course of the next ten years, the firm's presence in the Middle East has changed significan...
12.
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
13.
Roland Berger
Roland Berger is an independent company, solely owned by our Partners, who are responsible for overall corporate performance and business success. Founded in 1967, Roland Berger remains the only lead...
14.
Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
15.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
With over 700 professionals in 40 countries, we are a proven, trusted advisor in world-class operations consulting services. We’re committed to helping our clients to protect their employees and asse...
16.
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent  key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenshi...
17.
Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
18.
Strategy&
Strategy& is a leading global consulting firm, helping the world’s top businesses, governments and organizations. It brings these global resources to bear in the Middle East where it is the longest-s...
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YCP Solidiance
YCP Solidiance is a corporate strategy consulting firm with a focus on Asia, "from Dubai to Shanghai"​. We advise CEOs on make-or-break deals, define new business models and accelerate Asia growth. T...
20.
Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
21.
Cedar Management Consulting
Cedar is a global strategy consulting, research, and analytics firm with a 35-year track record and clients across multiple industry sectors. Since 1985, our teams have assisted clients in areas of s...
22.
Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
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