Roland Berger completes acquisition of Amane Advisors to build position in water consulting

Strategy consultancy Roland Berger has completed its acquisition of Amane Advisors — a consulting firm specialising in water, and resource and energy recovery — to strengthen its offering in water consulting. The two consulting firms are said to be a strategic and geographic fit, with complementary offerings in water and waste management. Amane Advisors becomes a part of the water consulting team at Roland Berger and will be fully integrated.

Global managing partner at Roland Berger Stefan Schaible said, “The acquisition is in line with our strategy of embedding sustainability in all our projects and is another to achieving €2bn in revenues by 2028.”

“Studies show the financial impact of climate change will be felt through the water cycle, meaning the demand for strategic advice on water has never been greater,” Geoff Gage, senior partner at Roland Berger and former managing partner at Amane Advisors added. “We look forward to leveraging our expertise to demonstrate water as the critical enabler and to benefit Roland Berger clients around the world.”

Headquartered in Oxford, UK, and with about 50 professionals in seven offices worldwide, Amane Advisors leads more than 100 projects across the water, waste and energy recovery sectors each year. Blue-chip companies, public organisations, and investors in the water industry based in Europe, North America, and the Middle East make up the majority of Amane Advisors’ clients. Historically, Europe has been Amane Advisors’ strongest market, but the company has experienced a strong growth in North America in recent years.

Against the backdrop of progressing climate change, water management has become a top priority for business and governments. Relevant actors in the water ecosystem, such as investors, suppliers and utilities are facing complex business and environmental challenges and require insights on diverse end markets, niche sectors and emerging technologies. Roland Berger’s water consulting team will support decisionmakers that navigate these challenges.

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