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PwC to acquire supply chain consultancy Olivehorse

Demand for supply chain expertise has ‘increased rapidly’ during the pandemic and will be an area of ‘key’ client demand going forward

PwC has agreed to acquire Olivehorse, a Coventry-based consultancy specialising in supply chain management technology, with completion expected to occur in the first quarter of 2022.

Founded in 2012, Olivehorse provides end-to-end supply chain planning and management solutions to clients across SAP, Anaplan and Kinaxis.

It revealed the consultancy is one of a “very few” independents with SAP Gold Partner and supply chain management recognised expertise accreditations.

The firm said demand for supply chain expertise has “increased rapidly” during the pandemic and will be an area of “key” client demand going forward.

PwC’s acquisition of Olivehorse will “strengthen” it’s supply chain practice, bringing in a further 60 members of staff.

Alistair Kett, consulting supply chain and operations leader at PwC, said: “I’m delighted that Olivehorse are joining PwC. By combining our capabilities, people, networks and credentials, we are reflecting, in very real terms, our ambition to invest and grow quickly in this market.

“The challenges facing the UK and Global economies in the field of supply, scarcity and disruption will all need innovative and technology enabled solutions and our new joint team is very well positioned to deliver these.”

Fred Akuffo, co-founder and managing director of Olivehorse, added: “This deal represents the next step in the growth of Olivehorse as we join PwC and provides us with the ability to make an even bigger market impact.”

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