L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm based in London and Boston. It was founded in 1983 from three prior partners from Bain & Company. The company’s focus is mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and operations. Their approach is generalist across all major industries, which includes a large presence in defense, aviation, life sciences, healthcare, energy, entertainment, transport, retail, consumer products and financial services. The firm is also known for its large private equity practice.
It employs over 1,300 individuals across 19 offices globally. It has also been ranked one of the most desirable management consulting employers for MBA students, and it was also ranked amongst the Top 25 of the world’s most challenging companies to interview for.
They are known for using deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to aid business leaders in creating practical results with sustainable impact. Their clientele includes global companies that are leaders in their industries, including the largest private and public-sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Their offices are across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. In the U.S., the firm has influence in major industries: building products, industrials, MedTech, biopharma and life sciences, digital and technology, food and beverage, healthcare, private equity, consumer products, retail, and travel.