EY Africa acquires the consulting interests of the Resolve Group as we continue our market leadership drive across the continent

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We are pleased to announce that Ernst & Young has acquired the consulting interests of The Resolve Group, a Johannesburg-based Human Capital advisory firm. The acquisition allows us to deepen our skills and widen our client base in the Human Capital arena, as well as strengthen our capability to deliver on large business transformation and change projects for our clients.

This strategic acquisition is a key milestone in our "game changing" market leadership plan as we continue to increase our capacity and build our solutions in line with our Africa Investment Plan. 

Ajen Sita, CEO for Ernst & Young, Africa says, "On behalf of the Africa Sub-Area I would like to warmly welcome the people from The Resolve Group to the Ernst & Young family. We know that the success of our business is built on having the best people who deliver the best results for our clients. Our relationship further strengthens this goal.”

Viv Oates, Advisory Leader stated that "Resolve’s wealth of experience in Leadership Development, Organisational Effectiveness, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, and HR Processes and Systems is key to our strategy of assisting our clients across the continent to define, measure and derive  optimal  value from their most important assets, their people.”

David Storey from Resolve agrees, “By being part of Ernst & Young we gain access to a global network of professionals and clients to supplement our existing offerings with leading practice, scale and an enhanced value proposition. We are particularly excited about having access to an Africa-wide footprint and utilising our experience and expertise towards unlocking value in Africa.”

More about Resolve:

  • Resolve is a proudly African company formed in 1997 with the vision of making a difference as a leading provider of tailored consulting solutions that improve the performance of organisations and their people
  • The Consulting parts of the Resolve Group that will be joining EY consists of three teams as follows:
    • Resolve Consulting - Align people strategies with business imperatives through an integrated suite of human resource and labour relations solutions spanning the entire employee cycle;
    • Encounter Consulting - Develop people through assessment, training and coaching services; and
    • Converse Consulting - Enable change and communication through mobilisation and activation strategies.

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Following on from Ernst & Young’s successful integration in 2008 of 87 countries into one area from across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), the firm has launched its Africa Business Center™ (ABC), which aims to enhance the effective and efficient links between its geographic reach and areas of expertise. The firm enjoys representation in 33 countries across Africa.

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