FRANKFURT Dec 18 German consulting firm Roland
Berger on Wednesday said the firm's 250 partners had voted to
keep the firm independent, abandoning talks with potential
In May, Reuters reported that Roland Berger had held talks
with three rivals: Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers
and Ernst & Young about a possible sale.
Burkhard Schwenker, CEO of Roland Berger Strategy
Consultants said that during the negotiations, the firm's
management team explored some very promising options but came to
the conclusion that it was best to grow on a standalone basis.
"There's no better way for us to support our clients,
maintain our corporate identity and reach our common goals than
by remaining independent," Schwenker said.
Founded in 1967, Roland Berger has over 2,700 employees
working in 51 offices in 36 countries worldwide. The strategy
consultancy is an independent partnership exclusively owned by
about 250 partners.