NEWS2 September 2009

Evo US relaunched as Think Conservatory following MBO

M&A North America

US— Evo Research & Consulting in New York has relaunched as Think Conservatory after the demise of its UK parent company.

Evo’s US business was headed by Nicola Lindsey, who partnered colleague Ben Allen to complete a management buy-out after Evo UK was placed into administration.

Lindsey and Allen are listed as founding partners of Think Conservatory, whose team includes three former staff of Evo US – Gideon Feldstein, Maya Fukuda and Jodi Strauss – plus Juliette Terrazas, who previously worked for Evo in the UK.

Terrazas moved to Loewy Group research agency Prescient with the rest of Evo’s eight UK employees after the company was placed into administration. Evo director Davina O’Donoghue was among those who made the move, though she too has since left Prescient and is now an independent qualitative consultant.

Meanwhile, O’Donoghue’s former Evo partner Nick Johnson is an equity partner at London-based research agency Drummond Madell.