EY buys customer consultancy Blackdot

21 April 2022 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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EY has acquired Blackdot Consulting, a Sydney, Australia-headquartered customer transformation consulting firm.

As part of the deal, Blackdot’s 64-person global team will join EY member firms in Australia, the UK, and Canada.

“Organizations looking to grow and optimize amid incredible disruption must step up their transformation efforts," said Linda Williams, EY Canada managing partner for consulting. "We're very excited to welcome our new team members and together we'll be able to enhance how we deliver customer-centric transformations to help our clients unlock long-term value and thrive in a rapidly changing market."

Founded in 2001, Blackdot provides consulting in customer-centric transformation, customer and channel strategy, customer journey activation, commercial excellence, and customer technology adoption. The company focuses on serving clients in financial services, health science, media and communications, and professional services. Blackdot’s roster of clients includes Bayer, Deutsche Bank, Samsung, and Newscorp. 

EY buys customer consultancy Blackdot

"Combining EY's complementary strategy, technology, data, digital, and people advisory capabilities with our customer and growth expertise, sets us up to unlock more value, faster, for clients looking to transform how they go-to-market,” said Blackdot founder Marty Nicholas, who will join EY Australia as a partner. “We look forward to watching the team help EY fulfil their ambition of building a world class customer and growth capability."

The deal follows EY Canada’s 2021 acquisitions of Resolution Inc., a Montreal-based consulting firm focusing on anti-money laundering, and Sumo IT Solutions, a Toronto-based provider of ServiceNow platform consulting services.

EY Canada provides audit, tax, and consulting services and has more than 3,300 employees nationwide. The EY network of independent country firms has more than 312,000 people globally.