NEWS25 November 2022

EY Australia acquires Bridge Business Consulting

Asia Pacific Data analytics M&A News

AUSTRALIA – Data and technology firm Ernst & Young (EY) has expanded its data analytics work through the acquisition of Australian data business Bridge Business Consulting.

Big fish eating smaller fish

The acquisition will see Bridge Business Consulting managing partners Robert Mazevski and John Desmond join Ernst & Young Australia as partners, with a commitment to continue building the EY data and analytics practice.

Twenty Bridge Business Consulting staff have now moved to EY, with the acquisition completed for an undisclosed fee.

Bridge Business Consulting is based in Australia focuses on areas such as data strategy, data engineering, analytics, artificial intelligence and data management.

Cameron Wall, managing partner for the data and analytics practice in Asia-Pacific at EY, said: “Bridge aren’t strangers to us – we’ve worked together over the years and seeing them in action and the similarity in our approach to clients and the way we work gives us a lot of confidence that we will make a great team.

“Bridge has a successful track record of helping clients across consumer, retail, financial services, utilities, and telecommunications industries achieve business growth, and will bring a talented team and library of knowledge assets to enhance our technology consulting services.”

Mazevski said: “This is a great opportunity for us to continue to build our firm into an even stronger proposition for our people and our clients. We will be able to help accelerate our growth and fast track our strategy as part of EY Business Solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Our team is excited about the scale and range of opportunities that they will have access to by being a part of EY where the connections across the globe will open up even more interesting and challenging client engagements for us.”