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Analysys Mason acquires telecommunications and technology consultancy BDA IndiaLONDON, UK, )
Based in New Delhi, the BDA India team consists of 16 professionals with significant experience in strategy consulting in telecoms and technology. The team has been working closely with international carriers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and valueadded service (VAS) companies on market entry and growth strategy, and has been instrumental in advising public organisations such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In addition to strategy advice, BDA India is also respected for its authoritative insight and detailed market intelligence.
BDA China Ltd (www.bdaconnect.com) established BDA India in 2006. The transaction does not involve any operations in China, where BDA will continue to grow its team of 50 in Beijing, serving markets in Greater China, North East and South East Asia.
India has the fastest growing mobile subscriber base in the world, and is on the verge of further growth with the launch of 3G and broadband wireless access (BWA) services that will result from the spectrum auctions currently under way. The BDA India team are acknowledged experts in the fields of VAS, wireless infrastructure and broadband, and will significantly enhance Analysys Mason's capability to offer services in these areas across Asia. This acquisition helps to further complete Analysys Mason's footprint across Asia.
Analysys Mason's Managing Director, Bram Moerman, described the acquisition of BDA India as an important step in the company's ongoing strategy to strengthen its leading position as strategic and operational adviser to the telecoms, digital media and technology industry.
"BDA India will bring to Analysys Mason a strong, experienced team of consultants that will be integrated into the company, thereby increasing the depth of service Analysys Mason delivers to its global client base of leading operators, financial institutions and other industry players, who also have a significant presence in India. This acquisition will also help expand Analysys Mason's expertise on issues, such as realising the potential of broadband to India, at this critical point in the market's development, as well as increase the coverage of the Indian market within our Research programmes and market intelligence division," said Moerman.
"The experience and expertise of BDA India will enable us to better serve clients in the region and continue to meet the growing demand by leading industry players across Asia and the Middle East for strategy consulting. This acquisition will undoubtedly bring further insight and scale to Analysys Mason's global operations."
Kunal Bajaj, Managing Director of BDA India, will take on the role of Director, India at Analysys Mason.
Commenting on the acquisition, Bajaj said: "This is an exciting development and we look forward to embracing the opportunities arising from being part of a global company that is respected worldwide for its ability to meet the challenges put forward by clients across the telecoms, IT and media landscapes. Our team in India will benefit tremendously from being integrated into the larger Analysys Mason family and deliver the benefits of a broader and longer experience base to our existing clients."
About BDA China Limited (www.bdaconnect.com)
BDA (China) Limited, based in Beijing, is a leading strategy and investment consultancy to companies and financial institutions in telecommunications, media, technology (TMT) and education and other high growth sectors in China and neighboring markets. Founded in 1994 and initially focused on TMT, BDA has expanded to a team of 50 to advise companies and investors in public and private. Services include: market assessments, strategy consulting, due diligence, and M&A support.
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