Baker Tilly Deutschland GmbH (RölfsPartner) Takes Over ARAIA Consulting

1 Feb 2011

Effective 1 February 2011, RölfsPartner (Germany) acquired the ARAIA Consulting brand with teams located in Munich, Cologne and Hamburg. ARAIA Consulting is a management consultancy specialising in the development of procurement strategies and the optimisation of structures, processes and terms and conditions of business in the purchasing sphere.

As part of the transaction, a large portion of the ARAIA team will transfer to RölfsPartner. Similarly, RölfsPartner will acquire ARAIA's APOS (Automatic Purchase Order System) and PARCO (Potential Assessment for Reliable Category Optimisation) tools, already well known in the marketplace, together with all the expertise of ARAIA Consulting.

"In acquiring ARAIA, we are expanding our competences in supply chain management and, in particular, the optimisation of procurement structures and purchasing terms and conditions, enabling us to quickly generate cost advantages for our clients in the fields of management consulting and restructuring," explains Arndt Rautenberg, CEO of RölfsPartner Management Consulting. "The fact that we have acquired an experienced team well known in the market for its outstanding consultancy performance cannot help but strengthen our position."

Erich Winsloe, former partner of ARAIA who has joined the management team of RölfsPartner's Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competence Centre, adds: "We are delighted to be able to further strengthen RölfsPartner, already a highly successful business consultancy and auditing firm, to which we will be contributing not just our experience and expertise, but also our own entrepreneurial ambition to optimum effect. As a result, we will - together - be able to offer our clients the best in terms of integrated, single-source consultancy services."

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