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civity becomes part of Ramboll Management Consulting

Over the past thirteen years, we have built something very special with civity. Together, we have invested a lot of work, heart and soul, as well as passion. Thanks to the trust you have placed in us time and again, we can now proudly call ourselves market and thought leaders in our core sectors. During this time, our team of excellent and highly dedicated consultants has also grown continuously – to almost 50 “civitians” by now. Today, as an owner-managed company, we have reached a size that requires a fundamental decision for further growth, which we also want to achieve together with you in the coming years: do we wish to accomplish this on our own, or should we rather look for a partner with whom we can complement each other and thereby create new opportunities for further joint development?

We have decided to choose the second path: civity Management Consultants is now part of Ramboll Management Consulting. Together, we will enrich our service portfolio and drive sustainable development in the key sectors of transport, mobility, infrastructure and utilities and waste management. We will work jointly to further expand our leading market position and our service portfolio at the interface between strategic management consulting and sound technical expertise.

Stefan Weigele, a founding partner of civity, is extremely satisfied: "We are very pleased to have found a partner in Ramboll who fully shares our values and consulting approach. We are proud of the trust placed in us, to expand Ramboll’s management consultancy in the areas of transport and infrastructure throughout Germany and internationally."

"Ramboll and civity complement each other perfectly," agrees Markus Diederich, Managing Director of Ramboll Management Consulting Global. "With civity, we have found the ideal platform to establish and expand our management consultancy in the areas of transport and infrastructure in Germany and Europe." With the acquisition, the Ramboll Group seeks to increase its market share especially in Germany as the EU`s strongest economy and the world’s second largest market for management consulting.

The merger of civity with Ramboll Management Consulting was preceded by intensive discussions in which we not only examined the joint market prospects, but also the question of whether both partners were a good fit with a view to corporate culture and underlying values.

Friederike Lauruschkus, founding partner of civity, is thrilled with the result: "Ramboll is a very value-oriented, diverse and international company with a Scandinavian work culture. The company is an independent Danish enterprise foundation and, like us, very committed to sustainability and diversity, equally sharing our enthusiasm and passion for the transformation of society towards a sustainable economy."

For the cooperation with our clients and cooperation partners, the merger of civity with Ramboll Management Consulting implies a lot of continuity and also new opportunities, emphasises Frank Zschoche, founding partner of civity: "The faces in the project teams that are familiar to you from many years of cooperation will remain the same, and nothing will change in our passion and our consulting approach working on an equal footing. In other words: with heart but without elbows". The civity brand will also remain unchanged for the time being.

The merger with Ramboll enables us to offer our clients an even more comprehensive portfolio and additional high-quality strategic-technical know-how in the future. "Not only in Germany, but especially in other European markets, we see strong growth opportunities through Ramboll’s established network and strong market position combined with our strategic topic and methodological expertise," adds Friedemann Brockmeyer, partner at civity.

We are certain that by joining Ramboll Management Consulting we are opening a dynamic and exciting new chapter in the development of our business. And we will do our utmost to continue to inspire you with our proven but also new, additional consulting services.

We are very much looking forward to this further journey together with you and will, of course, keep you informed about the further milestones in personal conversations as well as via our newsletter!