MEOTEC acquires the purchasing activity of Ayming in France – .

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MEOTEC acquires the purchasing activity of Ayming in France – .


French consulting firm MEOTEC acquired Ayming’s sourcing business in France, shortly after the firm’s UK sourcing practice also joined a rival player.
The two firms transferred to MEOTEC, a consultancy group with offices in France, Belgium, Spain and Italy, are Cristal Décisions and Masaï.

Masaï specializes in purchasing advice, focused on supporting its clients in the strategic and operational transformation of their direct purchasing function. Cristal Décisions focuses on indirect purchases, and helps its clients to optimize the sourcing and spending of goods serving internal stakeholders (rather than those used for the “product”).

Cristal Décisions and Masaï have been around for a long time and enjoy a solid reputation in the French purchasing consultancy market. Masaï was part of Lowendalmasaï, which merged with Alma Consulting Group in 2015 to later become Ayming, while Cristal Décisions was started in 2005 by former Kearney Managing Director Matthieu Pettex-Sabarot (he still heads the firm).

“When I started working in purchasing, Cristal Décisions and Masaï were already well-known brands,” explains Richard Caron, founder of MEOTEC in 2005. We met them regularly during pitches and at our clients’ homes. They are competitors that we admire and respect. I am particularly proud to have them by our side today. I am convinced that we will learn a lot from each other.

Bolt strengthens MEOTEC’s expertise and track record in procurement, and grows its workforce to more than 500 consultants and employees. Along with purchasing, MEOTEC also has dedicated finance, supply chain, process improvement, digital transformation and project management practices.

For Ayming, the carve-out comes two months after his UK sourcing consultancy firm joined Argon & Co, a supply chain consulting firm resulting from the merger between French Argon & Co and UK Crimson & Co .

As part of related procurement consultancy arrangements, Kearney yesterday acquired Prokura, a 60-person Nordic consultancy.

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