Frontier Strategy Group Completes the Acquisition of Ducker Worldwide
February 20, 2018
Boathouse Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Frontier Strategy Group (“FSG”), has acquired Ducker Worldwide (“Ducker”). FSG, the leading information services and advisory partner to multinational company executives operating in emerging markets is excited to acquire Ducker, a 56-year-old global business-to-business (B2B) research and consulting firm serving the automotive, heavy equipment, industrial, building products and private equity industries. Ducker leverages its core competency in research and applies robust analytics to accelerate and bring certainty to client growth decisions.
The combined company provides unrivaled market research and executive advisory services based on decades of experience supporting the strategic decisions of more than 700 companies. Client executives will benefit from the firm’s broader expertise and geographic reach, more robust cloud-based technology platforms, expanded insight into customer behavior, and award-winning data and analyst insights spanning the B2B, healthcare, consumer, and private equity industries.
Richard Leggett, who will serve as CEO of the combined company said, “This acquisition is designed to maximize the potential of our combined company to better serve our clients and accelerate growth. The demands of growth and forces of change facing multinational company executives and investment professionals get tougher every year, and by bringing together FSG and Ducker’s highly complementary offerings, areas of expertise and global footprint, we can immediately provide a comprehensive and unique set of solutions that address our clients’ global strategic priorities and growth mandates. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Joanne Ulnick, Ducker’s CEO, and her partners as we continue to expand our solutions for our clients.”
Bill Dyer, General Partner at Boathouse Capital remarked, “This acquisition is great news for clients of both companies, as it offers them expansive breadth of expertise into the high-value international markets and growth industries worldwide, spanning B2B, Healthcare, Consumer, and Private Equity companies.”