Argon & Co completes integration of Auckland-based Intent Group

10 January 2023 1 min. read
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Six months after joining Argon & Co, Intent Group has completed its integration into the global management consultancy.

In September last year, Argon & Co announced its acquisition of Intent Group, an Auckland-based operational improvement consultancy with a focus on manufacturing sectors. The deal added a 20-stromg team to Argon & Co’s footprint in the region.

Over the past months, teams of both firms worked on integrating the two businesses, and phasing out the Intent Group brand. Now concluded, “our teams now are in the mindset of one business,” said Paul Eastwood, ANZ Managing Partner at Argon & Co.

Argon & Co completes integration of Auckland-based Intent Group

Chris Foord, an Associate Partner at Argon & Co in New Zealand, was one of the key members of the integration team. He said: “It has been a lot of fun getting to know the Intent Group team over the last five months and engaging both existing and new clients together to support them deliver. Together we are truly better.”

“Intent Group has an incredible history and reputation in the local market and a legacy we are honoured to inherit. Together we begin a new chapter with the goal to build a leading global management consultancy specialising in operations strategy and transformation,” added Eastwood.

Reflecting on the milestone, Intent Group founder and Argon & Co partner Ian Walsh said: “Our purpose remains on making a difference for organisations of all sizes and locations throughout New Zealand and drive outstanding performance outcomes. With this integration, we have access not only to a greater team of experienced consultants but also the world’s best methodologies and digital capability.”

Across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland, Argon & Co has a team of over 100 consultants and staff.