NEWS4 March 2020

Publicis Sapient buys Third Horizon

Asia Pacific M&A News UK

UK/AUSTRALIA – Digital transformation business, Publicis Sapient, has acquired Australia-based management consultancy firm, Third Horizon, for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2004, Third Horizon has achieved double-digit growth working with clients including New South Wales and Victoria State Governments, Lendlease, Powerco New Zealand, Ausgrid and the Federal Government.

Its expertise is across strategy, design and execution – in strategic insights, human-centred design, operating model, commercial strategy, technology, and culture & change management.

The acquisition expands Publicis Sapient’s capabilities globally, particularly improving its strategy and consulting expertise across industries.

Third Horizon clients will now have access to Publicis Sapient’s scale, with a team of 20,000 staff across 53 offices.

Neville Bagot, Third Horizon’s managing director said: “Third Horizon was established on the relentless focus of helping our clients deliver results.  With the increasing interconnection of customer, digital and operating models, Publicis Sapient emerged as the obvious partner to enhance our capabilities, and deliver value to our clients.”  

Nigel Vaz, global chief executive officer, Publicis Sapient added: “I’m excited to welcome Third Horizon to Publicis Sapient. With the addition of its team, we reinforce our commitment to accelerating our clients’ transformations.”