NEWS15 August 2022

Accenture acquires YSC Consulting

M&A News UK

UK – Global professional services company Accenture has acquired advisory and leadership consultancy YSC Consulting for an undisclosed fee.


The deal will allow Accenture to strengthen its capabilities to advise chief executives, boards and senior executive teams and provide them with tools to boost performance and build leadership.

YSC Consulting, acquired by Accenture from private equity firm Graphite Capital, had run for more than 30 years and is headquartered in the UK, with more than 200 employees based in North America, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, China, and South Africa.

The company provides clients with c-suite assessment, team dynamics and effectiveness, diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, chief executive succession planning and board effectiveness.

The deal follows other Accenture acquisitions such as Cirrus, Fable+, Future State and Root Inc in 2021 and Kates Kesler in 2020, all of which aim to create new ways to deliver value and help clients build strategies for the future of work.

Christie Smith, global lead of talent and organisation/human potential at Accenture, said: “Successful business leaders thrive through the application of meaningful purpose and the use of technology to lead with accuracy, speed, empathy and transparency.

“It’s at the cross-section of these values where Accenture and YSC Consulting truly align. We look forward to coming together and helping clients maximise their impact and carve a successful future steered by modern leadership.”

Eric Pliner, chief executive at YSC Consulting, said: “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.”