Argon & Co grows New Zealand presence with Intent Group deal

22 September 2022 2 min. read
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Argon & Co has expanded its team in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Intent Group, in a move that lifts the size of its regional team to 100.

Founded in 2003, Intent Group is an Auckland-based operational improvement consultancy with a focus on manufacturing sectors. With expertise in supply chain, procurement, finance and shared services, the firm helps its clients raise their productivity and performance.

The bolt-on adds a team of around 20 consultants to Argon & Co’s business, and “turbo charges our growth in New Zealand with a complimentary skillset, great people, and leadership capabilities to accelerate our plans in New Zealand even further,” said Paul Eastwood, Managing Partner of the Argon & Co’s A/NZ division.

Intent Group joins Argon & Co ANZ

Chris Foord, an Associate Partner at Argon & Co, added, “This is an exciting next chapter for Argon & Co in New Zealand. Together our broad proposition and industry experience will provide on-the-ground capability and in-market expertise from local consultants offering even more value for our clients.”

Ian Walsh, founder of Intent Group, who will continue to actively lead the business in New Zealand alongside Chris Foord, said: “Intent Group was formed with the vision of helping organisations become truly world class and ensuring their survival and growth through deploying global best practice. By joining Argon & Co we will be able to offer leading operational and digital capability into the local marketplace.”

Headquartered in Europe, Argon & Co is a global management consultancy that specialises in operations strategy and supply chain transformation. The firm has offices in Europe (Paris, London, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Lausanne), North America (Atlanta, Auckland, Chicago) the Middle East (Abu Dhabi and Riyadh), and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney).

Argon & Co first entered Australia and New Zealand through Crimson & Co, a firm which in 2018 merged with Argon Consulting to form Argon & Co. In the summer of this year, local player Pollen Consulting Group was fully integrated within Argon & Co.