Strategy&, part of the PwC network at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Entrepreneurial culture."
  • "Work has not changed much post-merger, still retain some of the small firm culture."
  • "Opportunity to serve prestigious clients."

Downers

  • "Navigating the maze."
  • "Compliance mandates."
  • "Strategy& brand still gaining traction in the marketplace."

The Buzz

  • "Growing due to merger with PwC."
  • "Seem to be struggling to position themselves."
  • "Well-known brand."
  • "Top strategy firm whose prestige was slightly diluted after the acquisition."

About Strategy&, part of the PwC network

Strategy& is the global strategy consulting business of professional services firm PwC. Formerly Booz & Company, the firm was acquired by PwC in the spring of 2014.

Strategy& is one of the industry's top strategy houses, helping clients solve their most challenging strategic issues. To help its clients compete, Strategy& places a heavy emphasis on foresight and innovative thinking-a trait that goes all the way back to founder Edwin Booz. While typically maintaining a high level of confidentiality around the companies it works for, the firm has an impressive list of accomplishments it has publicly acknowledged, including: the merger between the National and American Football Leagues in the 1960s; helpng Chrysler with its historic turnaroundin the 1970s; developing supply chain management theory; working with the German government to privatize Germany's telecom operations and establish Deutsche Telekom in the 1990s; developing the organizational DNA concept in the 2000s; and launching Strategy That Works in 2016.

Spreading ideas and innovation

The firm continues to stress innovation and leading edge business ideas, regularly publishing reports, white papers, books, and the award-winning quarterly magazine, strategy+business. It also produces regular podcasts and videos to promote its leading research.

Strategy&'s consultants work with the world's leading public and private businesses, government ministries, and institutions, providing them with a broad spectrum of services including: growth strategy, portfolio strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organization design, marketing strategy, sales and channel management, operations strategy, and digital and information technology strategy. In addition, the firm's think tank, the Katzenbach Center, is a center for excellence in the areas of organizational culture and leadership, the informal organization, and motivation. And, in the Middle East, it has The Ideation Center, a think tank that aims to promote sustainable growth in the region by helping leaders across sectors translate socioeconomic trends into actions and better business decisions.

In terms of industry expertise, the firm has expert talent and resources across multiple areas including: 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. Its broad expertise is evident in the list of notable firm alumni, including: Abigail Johnson, President & CEO Fidelity Investments; Akio Toyoda, President & CEO Toyota; Karim Sabbagh, President & CEO SES; Eric Spiegel, President & CEO Siemens Corp.; Nancy McKinstry, Chairman & CEO Wolters Kluwer; Jonathan S. Bush, Co-Founder AthenaHealth; Karol J. Bobko, Astronaut; and Raymond J. Lane, Partner Kleiner Perkins and former President Oracle.

IN THE NEWS

July 2016

PwC with Strategy& named a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Worldwide Strategy Consulting

PwC with Strategy& has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Business Consulting Services 2016 Vendor Assessment. According to IDC, strategy consulting is defined as those services which "assist an executive with defining a vision and goals for the business and acquiring and aligning resources to reach the objectives of the business."

The report goes on to say that PwC with Strategy& is regarded among business consulting clients as the most capable firm overall at helping them implement changes and innovations that produce results. For strategy consulting, PwC with Strategy& is viewed by clients as performing better than many peers in the areas of identifying options for growth and supporting business change across client organizations. Read more here.

April 2016

Strategy& finds that CEO Turnover at a Record High Globally, With More Companies Planning for New Chiefs from Outside the Company

In 2015, 17 percent of the largest 2500 public companies in the world changed their CEO, more than in any of the previous 16 years of the CEO Success Study from Strategy&. Over the past several years more big companies have been deliberately choosing their new CEO from outside of the company as part of a planned succession, an indication that hiring an outsider has become more of an intentional leadership choice than a necessity.

For more insights and the full study, click here.

February 2016

PwC's Strategy& presents the Strategy That Works book: A look at why certain companies succeed and why others may not

Strategy That Works, a new book from Harvard Business Review Press by authors Paul Leinwand, Principal at PwC's Strategy& and Cesare Mainardi, retired CEO of Strategy&, demystifies the perennial question of "why are certain companies so successful?" Strategy That Works guides corporate leaders through real-life examples of how successful companies around the world have bridged the gap between strategy and execution to rise to the top of their industries.

For more on the Strategy that Worksbook, click here

January 2016

Strategy& reveals its 2016 Industry Perspectives

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2016 and beyond across 14 major industries. Our experts developed their views from industry discussions, observations of shifting market dynamics, and skilled analysis of data in the sectors that Strategy& serves. To learn more about the outlook in industry, click here

December 2015

Celebrating two decades of strategy+business magazine

strategy+business (s+b) magazine is PwC's award-winning publication; its website was named one of the Top 25 Websites for CEOs by Forbes and its readership spans more than 1,000,000 engaged business leaders from around the world. As it marks 20 years of publication, it looks back (and forward) to reflect on the themes, people, and ideas that have animated two decades of original thinking.

Read the celebratory and curated series of blogs here

November 2015

Strategy& presents the 2015 Global Innovation 1000: Innovation's New World Order           

Every year Strategy& examines the R&D footprint of some of the world's top companies to understand how much they are spending on R&D, where and how that spend has shifted. In 2015, Strategy& found that the globalization of R&D has become the norm and that the flow of R&D funds is shifting away from Europe and aggressively moving towards Asia. The Global Innovation 1000 studies of the past have long confirmed it's not how much you spend, but how you spend it and now it is also where you spend it that determines your success.

See the full study in strategy+business here.

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Strategy&, part of the PwC network

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