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ArcBlue is now part of Bain & Company

We are an independent subsidiary of Bain & Company, operating across the Asia Pacific region with a focus on delivering more value for our clients through procurement & supply chain excellence.

After a successful track record working alongside one another, Bain and ArcBlue have decided to solidify the relationship.

​Like us, Bain believes that procurement & supply chain are becoming increasingly important in enabling an organisation’s growth.

Together, ArcBlue and Bain will deliver an integrated end-to-end procurement transformation offering which incorporates strategy, technology, design, capability development and implementation services.

PRESS RELEASE

Media Contact:  Calla Payne, Bain & Company 

 

BAIN & COMPANY ACQUIRES ARCBLUE TO BOLSTER ITS PROCUREMENT ADVISORY SERVICES

ArcBlue’s implementation experience combined with Bain’s existing performance improvement products will offer unrivalled procurement expertise to clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

MELBOURNE—February 24, 2022—Bain & Company today announces the acquisition of ArcBlue, a leader in procurement consulting across the Asia-Pacific region. ArcBlue will operate independently as part of Bain’s specialist procurement implementation service line – delivering procurement solutions to existing and new clients for both short and long-term engagements.

Together, the two firms will leverage their expertise and services to strengthen Bain’s existing procurement offerings and offer clients differentiated, cost-effective, end-to-end procurement solutions, ranging from strategy to implementation.

Founded in Australia in 2013, ArcBlue specializes in all aspects of the procurement lifecycle, with experience across a wide range of industries and supply categories. ArcBlue is recognised for delivering world class, transformational procurement programs and solutions – enabling clients to get maximum value from their procurement practices. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, ArcBlue has 10 offices across Asia-Pacific, and a team of more than 150 procurement professionals located across the region.

ArcBlue’s key services and offerings include:

• Procurement transformation and value generation programs

• Category management expertise

• Strategic sourcing capabilities

• Social and sustainable procurement and supply chain solutions

• Expert analytics and digital offerings

• Training and learning development services

• A proprietary digital procurement platform, myBuy

• Project resourcing and recruiting services

 

“Procurement is essential to an organization’s growth and, in many cases, critical to its sustainability transformation. By joining forces with ArcBlue, Bain aims to become Asia-Pacific’s leading procurement advisor, delivering an end-to-end procurement transformation offering that incorporates capability development, strategy, design and technology,” said Hernan Saenz, leader of Bain & Company’s Global Performance Improvement practice. “After successfully working with the ArcBlue team over the last two years, this acquisition cements the relationship between the two firms, leveraging our collective strengths to deliver a best-in-class procurement offering to the Asia-Pacific region.”

“We are incredibly proud of the success we’ve achieved as a team at ArcBlue and are excited about the opportunities that this acquisition presents to our clients, partners and team.” said ArcBlue co-Managing Director, Chris Newman.

“Bain and ArcBlue have been able to demonstrate the extraordinary impact of our combined capabilities across a range of projects,” said ArcBlue co-Managing Director, Daniel Fielding. “ArcBlue joining forces with a top-tier, global consulting firm with such exceptional expertise opens up great opportunities to elevate the value we bring to all of our clients.”

THE FUTURE, WITH BAIN

Operating as an independent subsidiary we will continue to deliver more value through procurement & supply chain to our clients as part of the broader Bain & Company business.  Under the continued leadership of Dan Fielding and Chris Newman, the current ArcBlue organisation will stay intact and continue its growth mission in the APAC region, with the support of Bain. 

​​Like us, Bain believes that procurement & supply chain are becoming increasingly important in enabling an organisation’s growth, and that for many, it is a critical path to meeting their sustainability commitments.   

Together, we will deliver an integrated end-to-end procurement transformation offering which incorporates strategy, technology, design, capability development and implementation services.

For Bain, we’ll serve as their procurement implementation arm, providing a complementary service offering and additional specialist expertise to their client projects. Bain will leverage ArcBlue’s expertise and services to strengthen their existing procurement offering, with particular focus on longer term implementations. 

Bain & Company like how ArcBlue operates and value the current organisation and culture, and there is strong alignment in our organisational cultures.  

The two businesses will operate independently and partner on relevant projects to offer clients a cost-effective, end-to-end procurement solution ranging from strategy to implementation. 

We aim to offer our clients even more value through our combined service offering and look forward to developing our integrated solution offering into the future.

ABOUT BAIN & COMPANY

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. 

Across 63 offices in 38 countries, they work alongside clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. Bain complement their tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes.

Their 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services takes their talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment.

Bain & Company earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting them in the top 2% of all companies.

Since being founded in 1973, Bain has measured their success by the success of their clients, and they proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry. 

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CONTACT US TO FIND OUT MORE

Media Enquiries & Interviews: Calla Payne  calla.payne@bain.com | +852 6020 7693

For queries or consulting enquiries: Daniel Fielding  daniel.fielding@arcblue.com.au or Chris Newman  chris.newman@arcblue.com or in Asia, Adrian Gjurasic  adrian.gjurasic@arcblue.com.sg.