NEWS20 February 2018

FSG buys Ducker Worldwide

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US – Information and advisory services business Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) has acquired B2B research and consulting firm Ducker Worldwide.

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In the short term, each company will continue to operate under its own brand, and a holding company, Ducker FSG Holdings, will manage the combined firms. It is headquartered in Washington, DC, and led by Richard Leggett (pictured) as CEO.

Joanne Ulnick, the CEO of Ducker Worldwide, will lead the global consulting practice of the combined firm and serve on the board of directors. 

Leggett said: “This acquisition is designed to maximise the potential of our combined company to better serve our clients and accelerate growth. By bringing together FSG and Ducker’s offerings and expertise, we can provide a comprehensive set of solutions that address our clients’ global strategic priorities.”

Ulnick added: “We are excited to add our expertise and proven track record built over five decades to FSG’s global network of multinational company clients. Together, our data sets, technological platforms, and subject-matter expertise will enable us to offer higher-value consulting and market research services.”

FSG is based in Washington, DC with offices in London, Singapore and New York.

Ducker Worldwide was founded by William H. Ducker in 1961.

M&A specialist Equiteq acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ducker Worldwide during the acquisition.