Press Release February 23, 2017

Goodwin Achieves Marquee Exits for Leading Global Consultancies Idean and Innosight

Led by the Technology team, Goodwin recently advised two of the world’s leading consultancies – Idean and Innosight – on significant M&A transactions.

In the first transaction, the team represented Idean, a leading consultancy focused on digital transformation, in its announced sale to Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The deal is expected to close at the end of February. For additional details on the transaction, please read the press release.

Founded in Helsinki, Finland, in 1999, Idean focuses primarily on digital user experience, customer experience and digital strategy. Its team of 150+ digital strategists, experience designers and front-end developers work with a wide array of U.S. and European clients, including disruptive Bay Area start-ups, global tech leaders, prominent brands in automotive and consumer electronics, and companies reinventing themselves for the digital era.

The Idean team was led by partner Larry Chu and included associates Nate Hagler and Joseph Burleson, partner Kelsey Lemaster and associates Todd Pollock, Jane Feddes and April Sun, partner James Riley and Kevin Liu, partner Alessandra Murata and associate Monica Patel, and partner Andrea Agathoklis Murino and counsel Todd Hahn. 

In the second transaction, the team advised Innosight, a growth strategy firm focused on helping companies navigate disruptive change, in its purchase by professional services firm Huron. The deal, valued at up to $135 million, is expected to close in March. For additional details on the transaction, please read the press release.

Co-founded in 2000 by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christiansen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, and with offices in the U.S., Switzerland and Singapore, Innosight is a growth strategy consulting firm focused on helping organizations design and create the future, instead of being disrupted by it. As the leading authority on disruptive innovation and strategic transformation, Innosight works with clients across a range of industries to identify new growth opportunities, build new ventures and capabilities, and accelerate organizational change.

The Innosight team was led by partner Larry Chu and included associates Nate Hagler, Manoj Ramia, John Casnocha and Andrew Person, partner Kelsey Lemaster and associate Todd Pollock, partner Koray Bulut and associates Jane Feddes and Brian Kelly, partner Lynda Galligan, partner Andrea Agathoklis Murino and counsel Todd Hahn, and partner Richard Matheny.