Frank Shephard
DWF's Frank Shephard
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Kings Cross supply chain firm in merger with France’s Argon Consulting

Kings Cross-based supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co is merging with French firm Argon Consulting to form a new global group.

The deal will create an international business employing over 230 consultants across offices in Paris, London, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne and Mumbai.

The new group will combine Argon’s consulting and operations transformation expertise in France with Crimson’s global reach and supply chain focus.

Argon founder Yvan Salamon is president of the combined business.

Law firm DWF’s Manchester-based corporate team acted for Argon on the deal.

National head of corporate, Frank Shephard, advised alongside senior associates Darren Ormsby and James Cashman and solicitors Francesca Kinsella and Andrew Carr.

Frank said: “We’re pleased to have advised Argon Consulting on its next stage of growth which will see the business extend its global reach and increase its offering with the expertise of Crimson & Co.

“The transaction is an example of our sector capabilities on a global scale.”

Audit, tax and consulting services provider RSM advised Crimson & Co.

James Wild, corporate finance partner at RSM, commented: ’Crimson & Co is an ambitious business with a sterling reputation in the market place.

“This merger is a perfect fit for both companies, as they strive to create a truly global brand recognised for excellence in class.’’

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