EY Belgium acquires advisory firm Taurus-i

EY expands its business intelligence, performance management and data-analytics portfolio

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Brussels, 4 july 2013 – EY Belgium has announced the acquisition of Taurus-i, a consultancy player specialized in business intelligence, performance management and data-analytics. Thanks to this acquisition, EY Belgium will have a market leading position in the Belgian advisory market, as well as offering a range of specialised expertise services.

EY Belgium and Taurus-i have signed an agreement to combine their activities. Founded in 2004, Taurus-i is a consulting firm that generates approximately 3 million Euros in annual revenue and is considered one of the leading SAP implementation partners in the performance management domain in the Belgian market. Taurus-i has a strong client-focused track record with a strong footprint in retail and consumer products, FSO, Manufacturing and Services.

The transaction involves approximately 15 people, including 1 partner: Ingmar Christiaens. All people of their current office in Antwerp will be integrated in the EY offices in Antwerp and Brussels. The Taurus-i brand name will fade out in the coming weeks and they will fully operate under our EY brand name.

Rudi Braes, managing partner EY Belgium comments: “We’re very proud to announce this acquisition arising from a shared vision: together we will create a strong team that will better serve companies, shareholders and the markets. With the acquisition of Taurus-i, we have enhanced our position in the important data-analytics market which means we can offer our clients and Taurus-i’s existing clients a more comprehensive set of advisory capabilities. This addition to our advisory services puts us in a significantly better position to support our clients in optimizing their business models around the globe”.

Ingmar Christiaens, the current CEO of Taurus-i will become partner of EY. He says: “Today represents a huge opportunity for our people and our clients. By joining forces, we are able to build on our existing capabilities by benefiting from the international expertise and network of EY, the most globally integrated professional services organization worldwide”.

“This is another important step in the strategic expansion of our advisory services and Taurus-i’s people will also be able to tap into EY’s global knowledge base, professional development and career opportunities.” concludes Rudi Braes.