Clearwater International UK advises Moorhouse Consulting on its sale to SQS

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Clearwater International UK has advised transformation consultancy provider Moorhouse Consulting Ltd (Moorhouse), on its sale to Software Quality Systems (SQS), leading global provider of quality assurance services for digital businesses.

Established in 2004, Moorhouse is an award-winning transformation consultancy with a reputation for exceptional results. Moorhouse delivers cutting edge, complex transformational projects in key strategic areas including change management, customer journey improvement, strategic design, digital and technology transformations, post-merger & acquisition integration, programme management and performance improvement.

SQS is the leading quality assurance specialist for digital business that offers an end-to-end approach that accelerates change, giving businesses agility to deliver faster, better, cheaper outcomes with greater certainty.  SQS has recently been acquired by Assystem Technologies Groupe, Assystem SA’s former Global Products Solutions division. The combined business will have revenues of over €1bn.

This acquisition highlights SQS’ focus on delivering end-to-end solutions for clients, from strategy through to delivery. Together SQS and Moorhouse can provide business and digital capabilities to help clients deliver transformational change.

The Clearwater International team was led by Partner James Barraclough, with support from Partner Marcus Archer, Associate Directors Dan Rossington and Mark Maunsell, and Executive Gregory Cornes.

Diederik Vos, CEO, SQS commented: “The acquisition of Moorhouse Consulting, an organisation which already has an outstanding and established reputation in the UK, gives us the capability to support companies’ urgent needs to transform from strategy through to delivery, reacting quickly to market changes without sacrificing quality. We warmly welcome the highly talented team to SQS and look forward to continuing to build upon Moorhouse’s client base and excellent reputation.”

Richard Goold, Partner, Moorhouse Consulting added: “In combining with SQS we will be creating a true ‘transformation leader’ that converges the digital and physical worlds, providing assurance across products and processes, from design to physical build. We are delighted to be joining with a business that shares our passion for delivering technical excellence, continued innovation and the highest standards of client service.”

James Barraclough, Partner, Clearwater International said: “It’s been a pleasure to see Moorhouse develop as business. Having previously advised Moorhouse on the buyout from BT, it’s great to see the company realise its growth strategy, and build itself a strong platform within the consultancy market. The combination with SQS will provide a compelling offering to clients and we wish them every success in the future.”