IMC has broadened its global offer with the acquisition of Aninver, a market intelligence and advisory firm based in Malaga, Spain, as part of the international development consultancy’s continuing drive to diversify its services and clients.
Aninver combines skills in management consulting with private sector development, investment and financing. It works on global projects in Public Private Partnerships; tourism and hospitality; entrepreneurship; development and technology for clients spanning Development Finance Institutions, the public sector and companies such as Ikea Group. The company also owns and operates two specialist online market intelligence platforms: www.infrapppworld.com (for PPPs) and www.ippjournal.com (for Private Investments in the Energy sector).
IMC’s Spanish acquisition follows its purchase last year of a US-based Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning consultancy, ISG – now trading as IMC US.
Gavin English, Managing Director of IMC Worldwide, said: ’Aninver is a wonderful addition to the growing IMC family. We share a commitment to change lives through our work and we are excited about the potential to develop services in new areas so, together, we can make a bigger and connected impact. The acquisition of Aninver is an important milestone in the growth and diversification of IMC Worldwide. Being based in Spain it will also allow us to continue to target and win EU projects despite Brexit.’
Jose de la Maza, Aninver Director, will continue to lead the 13-strong Spanish company as part of IMC Worldwide, and Alvaro de la Maza, former Director, will provide support during a transition phase. Alvaro and Jose said: ‘We are delighted to join the IMC Worldwide family. IMC was always a role model company for us as managers of Aninver and we are sure the combination of both companies will be a great success for our clients, employees and other shareholders.’
Aninver will continue to trade in its own name with the moniker ‘an IMC Worldwide Company’ for a transition period.