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Arthur D. Little joins forces with BlackBridge Associates

Arthur D. Little, a global leading management consulting firm, has agreed to acquire BlackBridge Associates, a boutique management consulting firm focused on the Iranian market. As part of this agreement BlackBridge Associates’ partners, Sander Koch and Nima Obbohat have become partners of Arthur D. Little globally. They will continue to serve clients in Iran as well as global Arthur D. Little clients with interests in Iran. Due to this development, BlackBridge Associates no longer exist as such.
This move by Arthur D. Little is part of Arthur D. Little’s decision to have a strategic focus on Iran and open an Arthur D. Little office in Tehran as soon as possible. Arthur D. Little has been active in the Iranian market for the past several years and with this move cements its focus on Iran with the full dedication of two partners to Iran. The upcoming office allows Arthur D. Little to build a strong local team to better serve Iranian clients, providing it with the ability to deploy mixed teams with both International experts and professionally trained Iranian consultants. We believe this will provide a strong Value Proposition to our existing and future clients.

About

About BlackBridge Associates

BlackBridge Associates was founded in 2013, by Sander Koch (a Dutch national) and Nima Obbohat (a Dutch/Iranian dual national) as a boutique management and investment advisory firm with a focus on the Iranian market, initially concentrating on strategy, corporate finance and restructuring assignments. Over the past years BBA has worked in the areas of telecommunications, manufacturing, financial institutions, oil&gas and energy fields in Iran. Its founders have a combined 35 years of management consulting experience at top tier consulting firms and have worked in over 40 countries around the world. Since August 1st, 2016 BlackBridge Associates seized to exist and its entire staff is now part of Arthur D. Little.

About Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little is a global management consulting firm, founded in 1886 as the first real management consulting firm. Arthur D. Little’s headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium and the company is 100% owned by its almost 100 partners around the globe. Currently Arthur D. Little has 30 offices around the globe across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia and serves clients across many sectors and functional topics.Arthur D. Little has been working in Iran for the past several years in a variety of sectors, bringing global knowledge and knowhow to Iran and supporting Iran’s economic development agenda.

Contact

Nima Obbohat

Partner

Arthur D. Little Middle East FZ-LLC
Suite 606, Arjaan Tower,
Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Media City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T (UAE): +971 4 433 5401
M (UAE): +971 50 459 6927
M (Iran): +98 910 917 8776

E: obbohat.nima@adlittle.com

Sander Koch

Partner

Arthur D. Little Middle East FZ-LLC
Suite 606, Arjaan Tower,
Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Media City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T (UAE): +971 4 433 5401
M (UAE): +971 50 451 8463
M (Iran): +98 919 830 4656

E: koch.sander@adlittle.com

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