Posted on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 by Ludovic Leforestier
Just hot from the press, French IT analysis firms CXP and PAC announced their merger. The press release below is scant on details, but it seems that VC-funded CXP snapped up privately owned PAC, both of which took over German firms BARC and Berlecon in the last few years.
On paper, it’s a good fit. Of course culturally, both being Franco-German and also on the business side with PAC selling to IT vendors and CXP mostly to IT users.
Their claim to be the leading European analysis firm conveniently forgets Ovum however…
More to follow soon.
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Posted on Sunday 5th January 2014 by Ludovic Leforestier
PAC (@PAC_Consultants) did not go as far as Lapland but came back from Northern shores with another “strategic partnership”, this time with Radar Ecosystems (@radareco) -a Swedish firm.
As with TBR, the press release is scant on details but we can speculate the deal is about cross-selling and extending its geographic reach. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 23rd September 2013 by Ludovic Leforestier
[This post are my views only, not that of the IIAR board or my employer]
PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants) and TBR (Technology Business Research) announced last week a ‘global strategic partnership’. The press release is scant on details about the exact terms of the collaboration but they point out that they complement themselves geographically, with TBR based mostly (if only?) in the USA and PAC being a Franco-German (or actually Germano-French) firm. Continue reading
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Posted on Thursday 21st February 2013 by Ludovic Leforestier
Following our IIAR Café and Webinar with PAC on Wed 20th Feb 2013, we’ve done a 3 mn video of Fréderic Munch (LinkedIn) / CEO, PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants).
IIAR members will have access to the recording the IIAR Huddle extranet shortly.
See also some previous posts on PAC:
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Posted on Monday 18th February 2013 by Ludovic Leforestier
Today, we’re profiling Duncan Brown (@duncanwbrown, LinkedIn, blog) who has just come back to the analyst world as Director at PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants). Previously, Duncan was on the dark side with Influencers50 and when as an analyst at IDC and Ovum.
Duncan will be with other PAC members this Wednesday at the IIAR Café in London and the IIAR Webinar.
What are your coverage areas?
Everything! I’m a complete jack of all trades (and a master of none?). I’ve covered everything from CRM and ECM to e-payments and open source. And services. And printers. And…oh you get the idea. I’ve been around long enough to have seen everything at least once. Don’t you think the IT industry just keeps reinventing old problems as new ones to solve? These days I’m actually more interested in how IT firms go to market – they are generally appallingly poor at marketing themselves and their wares. Continue reading
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Posted on Thursday 14th February 2013 by shiprakhanna
IIAR is delighted to announce its two-in-one event with PAC’s top European and UK management on Wednesday 20th Feb 2013, 1730 onward in London. The event includes:
- IIAR Café: Come and meet PAC’s top European and UK management face-to-face!
- IIAR Webinar: Join them via online conference for a webinar! Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 19th December 2011 by hlaceygutsell
December 15, 2011 – The Supervisory Board of Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), European leader in market research and strategic consulting on the software and IT services market, has named Frédéric Munch as Head of the Board. Frédéric Munch will take official charge of his new responsibilities from December 15, 2011.
Frédéric Munch brings with him a rich experience within the PAC Group. He began his career in the company in 1996 as a consultant, and rapidly rose to take on a variety of responsibilities, becoming the CFO & COO of the Group in 2001. In the beginning of 2009, he took charge of the management of the German subsidiary, a position in which he led a phase of strong growth, and today PAC Germany has three offices in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg.
In his new role, Frédéric Munch will accelerate the execution of PAC’s strategic plan, of which the principal objective is to respond to the growth challenges of ICT players and to reinforce the positioning of PAC as the partner of reference in the industry. Continue reading
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Posted on Thursday 3rd March 2011 by Ludovic Leforestier
FYI, we have received this from PAC today.
Leading IT Services Industry Expert Joins PAC UK
London – March 3, 2011 - Pierre Audoin Consultants, the software and IT services analyst firm, is delighted to announce that IT Services industry expert John Leigh has joined its UK team.
John has taken on the position of Research Director, with a focus on leading the company’s research and consulting services in the flourishing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) markets. Continue reading
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Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011 by Duncan Chapple
Today Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC, @pac_consultants) bought Berlin-based analyst and consulting firm Berlecon Research (@nicoledufft). It’s a excellent choice for PAC, and a very natural partner for Berlecon because of the two well-established firms’ long period of cooperation and their similar continental cultures and the consulting-heavy business model which is essential to success in the German market. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 6th December 2010 by jcourten
Pierre Audoin Consultants, the software and IT services analyst firm, is delighted to announce that software industry expert Philip Carnelley has joined its UK team. Philip has taken on the position of Research Director, with a focus on leading the companyʼs research and consulting services in the dynamic software and application services markets as well as becoming a key contributor to PAC Cloud research team.
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