Bain & Company hires team of boutique consultancy Areté Advisors

03 February 2022 2 min. read
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Bain & Company has hired the full team of boutique management consultancy Areté Advisors, bolstering its practice in India with 30 consultants.

In a press statement, the global strategy consulting giant announced that it has agreed a deal to welcome the entire team of Areté Advisors, with new company members to be integrated within Bain & Company’s three offices in India (Bengaluru, Mumbai New Delhi).

The move marks Bain’s first deal of 2022, following two transactions closed last year: Tech Economy (in the United Kingdom) and Pangea (in Italy).

Bain & Company closes acquisition of Indian boutique Areté Advisors

Founded in 2013, Areté Advisors has grown into one of India’s leading homegrown boutique consulting firms. The consultancy provides a wide range of advisory services including corporate and business strategy, business planning, market assessment, commercial due diligence, organisation structuring, and performance improvement.

“Areté Advisors is a great strategic fit as we prepare for the future and will support our plans to scale our business,” said Karan Singh, India Managing Partner at Bain & Company.

“Having worked with Areté Advisors on a few projects in the past, we are confident of the shared focus on delivering significant client impact and the cultural fit.”

“We remain bullish about market growth and expect to benefit from structural shifts of premiumisation and flight to quality. The future of consulting will bring together the best of strategy consulting and specialist sector knowledge,” he added.

The deal sees Areté Advisors co-founders Monika Sood and Shradha Vaid join Bain respectively as partner and associate partner.

Sood said, “After a phenomenal nine years it is curtain call time on Areté Advisors. It has been a roller coaster ride with so many highs. There is so much pride in what we built together – value created for over 150 clients (70% repeat) across 400+ engagements delivered by our teams.”

“Now it is time for the next chapter – we are very excited to be a part of Bain & Company with its deep expertise and unparalleled client commitment. The company provides us a great platform for growth and client value creation, and we look forward to accomplishing great things together.”