Bresslergroup and Delve, two leading American design and innovation consulting firms, have just announced plans to merge and form a new partner company within the portfolio of Dallas-based private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners. The move expands the firms' collective capabilities to deliver increasingly innovative solutions for clients and to create a world-class place for staff to explore and grow as professionals.
The history of design firm acquisition by management consulting, engineering or manufacturing firms is filled with stories of mismatches in corporate culture and project focus. This has led to some less than successful pairings, and often times is hard on the internal staff of the newly acquired company. The management team at Bresslergroup was keenly aware of this history and not eager to fall into that same trap. Finding partners with this same vision was a challenge, and is one of the keys to making an effort like this work.
"Bresslergroup and Delve bring similar backgrounds, philosophies, and approaches to the way we run our businesses, and our common ground and shared growth objectives position us well as we further expand our capabilities," said Bresslergroup Managing Partner Andrew Weiman. "This combination of our businesses is a great opportunity to further establish Bresslergroup and Delve as leaders in our field and we are excited to have partnered with a like-minded, culture-oriented firm in Trinity Hunt."
As full-service innovation consulting firms, both companies have extensive experience in new product definition, design and development, from initial strategy through implementation. Both have a shared respect for the product design and development process, offering a full suite of research, strategy, design, and engineering services. The new firm will have locations in Philadelphia, Madison, WI, Boston and San Francisco.
The approach of Trinity Hunt in bringing together two leading organizations to create a bigger, better entity while preserving what originally made them great is a smart one. The new company will be able to better compete for hard-to-hire talent and will have an expanded offering to grow their collective client base. For these two, now one firm the future looks bright indeed.