Strategy&, part of the PwC network, Europe at a Glance


  • "The culture and the interesting project tasks."
  • "I think we will be number one in strategy consulting soon."
  • "Learning experience."


  • "The organizational topography, which is in the process of developing but is hard to see through."
  • "Very, very, very demanding; bar is set very high."
  • "Intense work, then sometimes too long unstaffed."

The Buzz

  • "Suffering integration pains."
  • "Uncertain future."
  • "Quite strong."

About Strategy&, part of the PwC network, Europe

Strategy& is the global strategy consulting business of Big 4 professional services firm PwC. Formerly Booz & Company, the firm was acquired by PwC in the spring of 2014, combining Booz's strategic capabilities with PwC's global reach and ability to execute. In doing so, the outfit-led by Strategy& Global Leader Leslie Moeller and PwC Global Head of Consulting Tony Poulter-is helping PwC offer something that is almost unknown elsewhere in the consulting industry at present: strategy and execution under the same roof.

Now part of PwC's Consulting practice, Strategy& combines former Booz & Company professionals and PwC's existing strategy consultants into one team, forming one of the industry's top strategy houses. Together, the team helps clients address their most complex business issues and opportunities, from strategy through execution. An example of the type of work it does can be found in this short case study on its work with Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM). 

Strategy& continues to count businesses, government ministries, and institutions around the world as clients, and provides them with services including strategy, organizational transformation, operations, information technology and, of course, execution. In terms of industry expertise, the firm has expert talent and resources across aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, industrial products, media and entertainment, oil and gas, retail, transportation, and others. 

Strategy& also places a heavy emphasis on foresight and thought leadership-a trait that goes all the way back to founder Edwin Booz. The firm regularly publishes reports, white papers and books, and the award-winning quarterly magazine, strategy+business. It also produces regular podcasts and videos to promote its leading research. 


July 2015

Companies put growth at top of their agenda, but most executives doubt current efforts will yield needed results 

Growth is a priority at nearly every company today. But most executives don't have a clear view of how their companies will meet growth targets. That's according to a new survey by PwC's Strategy& of more than 500 executives from around the world whose companies have annual revenues between $100 million and more than $10 billion. 

For more on this study, click here. 

June 2015

Deals that Win

What distinguishes companies with a track record of M&A success? To embark on the answer, Strategy& analyzed the most successful deals over the last twelve years across nine industries. The lesson learned? Acquirers who focus on targets that leverage their key capabilities have the greatest chance of M&A success.

Findings show deals that factor in the buyer's and target's key capabilities produced significantly better results. Deals made with capabilities considerations outperformed limited-fit deals by more than 14 percentage points in annual shareholder returns.

For more insights and the full study, click here.

April 2015

PwC recognized with two Rising Stars of the Profession Awards by Consulting magazine

PwC US was recognized with two winners for Consulting magazine's 2015 "Rising Stars of the Profession" award which acknowledges talented individuals under the age of 35 for their outstanding contributions to the consulting profession. Emmanuel Legbeti, principal with Strategy& (the strategy consulting business of PwC) was honored for Excellence in Operations Management. Carina Hira, an Advisory director with PwC, received recognition for Excellence in Financial Services. Both Emmanuel and Carina accepted their awards at The Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner on April 16 in Chicago.

For more information, click here.

April 2015

A forced CEO turnover costs a large company $1.8B more in shareholder value than a planned turnover, according to Strategy& research 

CEO turnovers at big public companies are inevitable and rarely easy. But what is the cost? 

In terms of shareholder value, it's more than significant. Simply having a CEO turnover reduces median total shareholder return (shareholder return is measured relative to the indices that companies trade on) to -3.5% in the year after the turnover takes place, based on the last three years of data. 

That's according to analysis in the newly released 15th annual Study of CEOs, Governance, and Success by Strategy&, a part of the PwC network, which examines CEO turnover as well as incoming and outgoing CEOs at the world's 2,500 largest public companies.

For more insights, click here. 

March 2015

Soundbite: The Secret to Strategy that Works

Consider these two statistics: More than half of senior executives have no confidence in their strategy and 80 percent of corporate value destruction comes from bad strategy decisions. There is clearly an epidemic of bad corporate strategy.

Many companies spend too much time, energy, and money chasing the market, only to end up in exactly the same place as their competitors. On top of that, they create a strategy that isn't practical and never gets off the ground.

A better approach is one we call Capabilities-Driven Strategy. It starts with understanding what you're truly great at and building your strategy from there. When you get it right, the payoff is tremendous.

In this three-part SoundBite video series, Strategy& provides a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company's engine for growth. Watch here.

August 2014

PwC named a leader in Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape report

PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, "clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client's."

According to IDC's analysis and buyer perception, "PwC and Strategy&'s approach involves using insights derived from data, testing, and learning along the way with all of the key stakeholders; the resulting strategy becomes a living, evolving model that helps the organization adapt rapidly to changes in the environment, as it develops and strengthens new capabilities. The resulting outcome is…the best, most insightful, and differentiated strategy."

Click here for more. 

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Strategy&, part of the PwC network, Europe

7 Savoy Court
London WC2R 0JP
Phone: +44 (0)207 393 3333
Fax: +44 (0)207 393 0025
Vault ID: 5247440


  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Cesare R. Mainardi
  • Chairman: Tony Poulter
  • 2014 Employees: 3,000

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