INVESTMENT YEAR
2017
SECTOR
Services
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Specialist financial markets consultancy

Sionic is a global consulting firm which tackles complex operational, economic and strategic problems, big and small, for clients dealing with evolving markets, changing risks, intricate regulation, cultural change, technology and digital advances.

Sionic was formed from three pre-existing consultancy firms of longstanding pedigree: Catalyst, Knadel and Sionic Advisors. The combined group is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing specialist consulting firms with a combined revenue of over $60M and a staff base of more than 300 professionals based in a dozen locations across North America, Europe and Asia, operating with a fully internationalised platform for their global client base. 

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We have worked closely with management to develop a M&A strategy with two transformative acquisitions: Knadel and Sionic Advisors.

Sionic timeline

1994 Sionic founded as Catalyst Development Ltd
2006 Moves focus exclusively to financial markets
2007 Acquired by ABeam
2011 Management buy-out from ABeam
2011 Establishes presence in Japan
2017 Livingbridge invests
2018 Acquires Knadel
2018 Named as a Top 50 Best Workplace UK
2018 Opens new nearshore hub in Lithuania
2018 Opens Jersey office
2019 Named as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultants
2019 Opens new London headquarters
2019 Merges with Sionic Advisors
2019 Rebrands group as Sionic
2019 Appoints new CEO

Case study: Sionic

We chat to Craig Sher, CEO of the newly rebranded group Sionic, about how we supported the business to deliver corporate development on a global scale.