Leading Innovation Consulting Firms Join Forces to Accelerate Growth through World-Class Talent, Capabilities, and Scale, Fueled by an Investment from Trinity Hunt Partners
PHILADELPHIA and MADISON, Wisc. – May 18, 2021 – Delve and Bresslergroup today announced plans to merge their highly complementary innovation consulting firms to form a new partner company within the Trinity Hunt Partners portfolio. The move expands the firms’ collective capabilities to deliver increasingly innovative solutions for clients and to create a world-class place for staff to explore and grow as professionals.
As full-service innovation consulting firms, Bresslergroup and Delve are experts in new product definition, design and development, from initial strategy through implementation. Both companies partner with start-ups to Fortune 500 clients in the healthcare, consumer, commercial, and transportation industries to deliver innovation through research, strategy, design, and engineering services.
The merger is expected to accelerate the companies’ ongoing expansion of capabilities, keeping the firms on the leading edge of innovation consulting to support forward-thinking clients and their end users.
“Bresslergroup and Delve bring similar backgrounds, philosophies, and approaches to the way we run our businesses,” said Bresslergroup Managing Partner, Andrew Weiman. “We both have roots in design, engineering, and development, and have similarly transformed over time to meet the evolving needs of our clients, including digital experience and software design and development. Our common ground and shared growth objectives position us well as we further expand our capabilities to benefit our clients. A merger of this scope is an exciting opportunity to further establish both Bresslergroup and Delve as forerunners in our field.”
“A merger of this scope is an exciting opportunity to further establish both Bresslergroup and Delve as forerunners in our field.” – Bresslergroup Managing Partner, Andrew Weiman
Delve President, Dave Franchino, said, “Delve and Bresslergroup have established longstanding client relationships based on trust and service excellence. Our clients will continue to work with the same creative and talented designers, strategists, and engineers as in the past.”
“Merging our highly compatible teams doubles our capacity and resources and increases the breadth and depth of our capabilities across all areas of specialization,” Franchino said. “We’ll be able to take on projects of increasing complexity, scale, and scope with uncompromising focus, attention to detail, creativity, and innovation.”
Weiman and Franchino have been appointed to the combined company’s board of directors and will continue as shareholders of the new company. Bresslergroup Managing Partners, Mathieu Turpault and Mike Flanagan, as well as Delve shareholders, Craig Conner, Jesse Darley, Justen England, Kent Kallsen, Stefanie Norvaisas, Rainer Schnabel, and Ami Verhalen, continue to lead their respective businesses and will continue as shareholders in the combined company as well.
Delve is a full-service design and innovation firm that believes a better world is possible through human-centered design. We provide strategy, design, and engineering to clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, in industries that include medical devices, consumer and commercial products, transportation, and more. Our collective expertise helps clients succeed by designing the future, one experience at a time. For more information, visit www.delve.com.
Bresslergroup is an insight-driven innovation lab. Our strategists, researchers, designers, and engineers are trusted by forward-thinking leaders to solve inspiring design challenges in a constantly evolving product landscape. We drive innovation that fuels growth in categories ranging from consumer products to medical devices. Based in the heart of downtown Philly, we partner with U.S. and international clients who range from startups to global brands. For more information, visit www.bresslergroup.com.
About Trinity Hunt Partners
Trinity Hunt Partners (“THP”) is a growth-oriented private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas focused on partnering with people-based, culture-oriented business/healthcare services companies to build them into industry leaders. Over the past decade, THP has invested in dozens of founder-owned or owner-operated businesses, with a focus towards companies and management teams that promote trust, transparency, and a servant leadership mentality in their businesses. THP was recognized in Inc.’s 2020 Private Equity 50 List as one of the most founder-friendly private equity firms in the US. For more information, visit www.trinityhunt.com.
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