BCG Acquires Kernel Analytics to Expand Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Offering

BCG GAMMA to Strengthen its Capabilities through the Acquisition of Kernel Analytics, a Spanish Data Science Consultancy Specializing in Advanced Analytics Applied to Decision-Making

MADRID—Boston Consulting Group (BCG) continues to expand its presence in the digital domain by acquiring Kernel Analytics, a leading European consultancy specializing in data science and advanced analytics. The newly acquired firm broadens the capabilities of BCG GAMMA, the analytics powerhouse of BCG that leverages world class analytics and artificial intelligence to unlock the business performance potential of the world’s leading companies.

Kernel Analytics will be fully integrated into BCG GAMMA and will become part of the BCG ecosystem. As part of the transaction, Kernel’s founders and their team of nearly 100 people will join BCG GAMMA.

“BCG GAMMA is one of the most exciting parts of our business, and we expect the market for tailored AI solutions to continue growing rapidly. As we further expand our capabilities, this acquisition will help us to continue enabling our clients to deliver on their ambitions,” said BCG CEO, Rich Lesser.

According to Sylvain Duranton, founder of BCG GAMMA, “This transaction brings us Kernel’s deep know-how in key areas such as asset and revenue management, supply chain, and customer value management.”

“Joining BCG GAMMA gives us the opportunity to tackle the most challenging projects of the day in AI, bringing state-of-the-art solutions to top companies worldwide and increasing the ability to transform companies holistically,” stated Pau Agulló and Borja Auria, two of Kernel Analytics’ founders.

By bringing the experience gained over years developing cutting edge data analytics and artificial intelligence applications, Kernel Analytics will contribute to the growth of BCG GAMMA globally, and will help broaden the capabilities that allow BCG to lead data-driven transformations and provide powerful analytics solutions to its clients.

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About Kernel Analytics

Kernel Analytics is a leading data science consultancy specializing in advanced analytics applied to decision-making. Kernel Analytics designs, develops, and deploys tailor-made Artificial Intelligence-based algorithms, along with Big Data platforms and software tools to deliver full end-to-end solutions in various domains, functions, and geographies. Kernel Analytics has deep expertise in customer value management, supply chain, revenue management, and asset deployment in diverse industries. Founded in 2013, Kernel Analytics is a private company with over 90 employees and offices in Barcelona and Madrid.


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