Havas Group is acquiring one of the UK’s leading independent management consultancies, Gate One, as the French-based network seeks to better compete with pitch competitors like Accenture, IBM, and Deloitte.
Under the deal, Gate One will relocate its team of 70+ digital and business transformation specialists to the Havas Kings Cross Village (HKX) in London in early 2020. The agency will retain both its name and leadership team, including CEO Tim Phillips.
“New leadership, the power of our Village model and our partnership with Vivendi have transformed our UK business over the past three years,” says Chris Hirst, UK group and global CEO, Havas Creative network. Gate One adds another “unique” resource to the company’s offering, he added.