EY announces the acquisition of AgileMaker

A team with significant expertise in the field of organizational HR joins EY

Brussels, 4 July 2022 – EY announces today the acquisition of AgileMaker. EY in Belgium welcomes a team of 40  people and strengthen its position in the Belgian market for HR transformation, organizational design and change management  services with significant skills in the field of Organizational Agility.

With this strategic acquisition, EY expects to strengthen its position in HR transformation service in Belgium. AgileMaker - operating from Brussels - was founded in 2014 and is providing services to clients located across Europe. The acquisition involves a team of approximately 40 highly experienced professionals providing an excellent suite of agile HR and people consulting services with knowledge of different industries. 

Added value for clients and employees

“EY Belgium is very proud to announce this acquisition arising from a shared vision: the creation of even stronger People Advisory Services Teams to expand EY ambitions for continued development and sustainable growth for EY people and EY clients. EY teams are constantly looking for new opportunities to optimise their services to clients even further, especially in areas such as HR & Business Transformation, Strategy and Digital”, says Patrick Rottiers, CEO of EY in Belgium.

Yves Péters – co-founder of AgileMaker - says: “This acquisition represents a huge opportunity for us and our collaborators . Joining forces with EY teams brings our excellent team of professionals together with EY experienced teams to strive towards providing a high-quality service to clients.  This acquisition enables us to expand the range of solutions and sector knowledge we can offer to clients. We are delighted with this acquisition, which will enable us to accelerate the development of our activities – and give our international expansion a boost, building on a strong global network and leadership positions. Our people will also have even more highly specialised training opportunities, which will undoubtedly contribute to our ongoing endeavour to raise the quality of our services”.

Dean Davey, partner EY Tax Consultants and Belgium leader for Workforce Advisory Services, who will co-lead with Yves Péters the new combined team says: “This acquisition will add further depth and breadth to EY service offerings and I am positive that EY and AgileMaker combined synergies and commitment to provide exceptional client service will result in building leading HR Transformation services.”

Fanny Bachelet, partner EY Europe West and Leader for Workforce Advisory Services. “This project means a lot for EY teams as this is part of a large-scale European expansion plan for HR consulting services. AgileMaker’s proven methodology and offerings complement the EY broad capabilities in this area and bring an additional dimension to the service offered to EY clients.“