Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the acquisition of Davanti Consulting into Isobar Group.
The acquisition follows the recent rebranding of Little Giant as Isobar New Zealand, as the group focuses on accelerating growth across the region.
Upon completion, Davanti will become Davanti, Linked by Isobar across Australia and New Zealand.
Established in 2007, Davanti is a digital transformation consultancy, with a headcount of 125 across Auckland, Wellington and a recently launched Australian office.
Its clients include New Zealand corporates and government agencies.
The acquisition introduces technology consulting and Salesforce capability to Dentsu Aegis Network New Zealand and will also accelerate the development of Salesforce capability within Isobar Australia.
“It has been a fantastic 12 years leading Davanti with Robert Carter and Matt Farrar,” says Justin Hamilton, CEO at Davanti, in a statement.
“We are really excited about the next chapter as part of Isobar and the wider Dentsu Aegis Network. Now we have the capability and global scale for Davanti to be a serious competitor in Australia and realise its true potential in New Zealand.
“Strategically we have strived to put Davanti at the intersection of the strategy, technology and creative domains. We are the only firm in New Zealand who are delivering on this for our clients with our incredible team. Isobar now provides us the creative depth and assets of a global player to truly lead the market.”
“Dentsu Aegis Network has been laser focused on innovating the way our client’s brands are built to help them win, keep and grow their best customers,” says its NZ CEO Rob Harvey.
“Acquisitions are an accelerator of this strategy, bringing in transformational capability and entrepreneurial talent to strengthen our fully integrated solutions offering for clients,” he states.
“Davanti has built a scaled and consistently high performing business and bringing them into our group is a game changer in the New Zealand market.”
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