EY Belgium

EY announces the acquisition of VVA Brussel

EY Belgium
  • EY confirms today the acquisition of VVA Brussels, a specialized consulting firm providing high-quality advisory services to public sector clients.
  • The expertise and market presence of VVA Brussels is highly synergetic with and complementary to the skills and contracts of the existing EY team.
  • Following this acquisition, EY Belgium will welcome a team of 50 experienced people – including 3 partners: Pierre Hausemer, Monica Pesce and Martin Jensen.

VVA Brussels is the Belgian subsidiary of the Italian independent consulting group Valdani Vicari Associati (VVA), founded in Milan in 1992. The acquisition applies only to the subsidiary VVA Brussels, founded in London in 2012 with the creation of the EU policy consultancy practice, which then moved to Brussels in 2015 to further develop VVA’s offering in the area of policy in the “heart” of Europe. VVA Brussels has quickly become a well-known and reputable company in the EU market and a key service provider in the area of regulatory studies, policy, market and economic analysis (including aerospace tech & defense market intelligence and policy services, consumer policy services, economic consultancy, legal and regulatory analysis).

"We are thrilled to announce the upcoming acquisition of VVA Brussels. This strategic move reflects our commitment to provide our clients with best-in-class services and solutions. By integrating VVA Brussels's expertise with our own, we will be uniquely positioned to address the complex challenges Europe faces and drive transformative outcomes,” says Alessandro Cenderello, EY Managing Partner EU institutions.

"Having VVA joining EY is a testimony of our ambition to better serve Europe and its 27 Member states to implement their strategies and policies answering the outstanding challenges the European Union has to face,” says Arnauld Bertrand, EY Global Managing Partner - Government & Public Sector Consulting.

Pierre Hausemer, Monica Pesce and Martin Jensen – who will join EY as partners - say: “This upcoming integration represents a huge opportunity for us and our people. Joining forces with EY brings our excellent team of professionals together with EY’s experienced teams to provide a high-quality service to our clients. Joining EY will enable us to accelerate the development of our activities, boost our international expansion and offer highly specialized training and career growth opportunities.”

Michel Brabants, EY Partner and Belgium Consulting Leader says: “We are excited to join forces with VVA Brussels. The combination of our Consulting capabilities and VVA Brussels’ in-depth expertise will enable us to deliver even greater value to the public sector. Together, we will have an expanded offering and the ability to drive innovation and growth, empowering our clients to navigate the complexities of the market and achieve their strategic goals."

About VVA Brussels

VVA Brussels SPRL is a European policy and economic consultancy with over 50 staff. It is specialized in providing high-quality advisory services to public sector clients, including European policy consultancy, legal and regulatory analysis and technical assistance.

VVA Brussels combines policy and sector expertise with rigorous analysis to develop practical solutions that are tailored to the needs and objectives of the EU Institutions.

A multi-background creative and innovative team of consultants and researchers can cover a wide range of expertise, responding to the most challenging EU clients’ needs. In particular, VVA Brussels consultants are able to carry out research in all EU countries across a vast range of thematic and policy areas. Whilst all client contact is led by the in-house team, VVA is able to bring in very specific senior expertise through a wide network of partners and universities.