SLR announces acquisition of Alchemy Growth Partners

Last updated: 28th June 2024

Global sustainability firm SLR acquires established boutique based in Sydney, Australia

Alchemy Growth Partners, a global strategic advisory boutique with a rich history working with large companies on their growth strategies, has been acquired by SLR, one of the world’s biggest and most established sustainability consultancy and engineering firms.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Alchemy Growth Partners (Alchemy) is a premium advisory firm which partners with the leaders of top companies to focus on growth, sustainability and digital innovation.

Alchemy Founder and Chairman Mehrdad Baghai will join SLR as a senior strategic advisor to CEO Bradley Andrews. Baghai specialises in disruptive strategy and designing organisation architectures for rapid growth. He is the co-author of three international business bestsellers: The Alchemy of Growth, Granularity and As One.

Alchemy Managing Partner Ben Shields will join SLR as Global Director, leading SLR’s global Advisory business and working collaboratively across all our regions to drive growth, best practice, global-connectivity and overall business success of SLR’s Advisory practice. He has 30 years of corporate strategy, strategy execution and transformation experience.

Bradley Andrews, SLR’s CEO, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Alchemy Growth Partners to SLR. Ben and Mehrdad’s support will be instrumental to SLR’s strategy of investing in and accelerate our Advisory services expertise and reach. The organisation will also bring with it a sophisticated working knowledge of how cutting-edge technology, such as the use of AI, can help us get ahead of future trends and ensure our clients are getting the most innovative solutions to their sustainability challenges. Their passion in supporting organisations build sustainable and growth business models through innovation and pragmatic transformation programmes, resonates strongly with our team. SLR and Alchemy will together become one of the largest and most credible consultancies serving the market, demonstrating our shared commitment to Making Sustainability Happen for our clients and broader society.”

Mehrdad Baghai, Founding Partner of Alchemy Growth Partners, added, “We are excited to be joining SLR and collaborating with like-minded colleagues around the world. Our ambition has always been to support clients sustainably transition their business models to grow in an evolving world. Through the combination of Alchemy and SLR’s talented technical and advisory teams, and further evolving our digital expertise, we feel confident we have the right partnership to accelerate sustainable development in the corporate world.”

Please visit Alchemy Growth Partners for more details on their services, client experience, team and capabilities.

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