ARC Arise Consulting Group builds a challenger within digital product and service design
STOCKHOLM 2021-08-25. ARC Arise Consulting Group is accelerating its growth within innovation, service design and digital products through the merger with Umain (previously Apegroup) and Above. With the addition of Umain and Above, the business area now reaches 180 employees. The ambition is to grow the number to 300 by the end of 2021.
The demand for the group’s services within digital growth and transformation continues to increase. However, innovation, digital service and product design often become a bottleneck when clients want to increase the pace of digitalisation. For that reason, ARC is creating a new large player to continue to support their clients – the largest companies in the Nordics.
With Above and Umain joining, the group aims to go from a revenue of 450 MSEK in 2020, to 800 MSEK in 2021. Staff-wise, the group has gone from 200 people to over 700 people in 24 months.
We are challenging the industry with a new business model; independent, entrepreneurial companies united by a shared vision centered around our clients’ digital journeys. I believe our incredible growth the last year is evidence that we’re really onto something. And with the addition of Umain and Above, two very strong companies within their areas, it’s further proof of the strength of our concept.
– Mattias Olofsson, CEO, ARC Arise Consulting Group
“Since the start of our journey, we have been committed to driving innovation and positive change for the world’s boldest brands. We believe we found a powerful formula within ARC where supporting our clients’ ambitious business & sustainability goals is strengthened even more so.”
– Filip Sauer, CEO, Above
“In this new group, we’ve found an exceptionally inspiring context, with amazing competence within other digital areas than the ones we operate in ourselves. We can focus further on what we do best – creating the integrated digital products and services of tomorrow.”
Mattias Olsson, VD, Umain
About ARC Arise Consulting Group
The group is a combination of management consultants, creative brand strategists, and product & digital experts that challenge the established consulting companies within digital transformation and growth.
The companies in the group are Animal, Conversionista, Cupole, Curamando, Keybroker, Kurppa Hosk and now Above and Umain, which all work under their own brands, and is each a leader in their field.
The private equity company Altor Equity Partners is the leading external investor supporting the group’s growth journey
Above is an innovation agency driving positive change through a seamless fusion of strategy, design and technology. Their team of 80+ specialists work from offices in Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden; Shenzhen, China and San Francisco, USA.
Umain is a consulting company within product design and software development, with the goal to help organisations discover new opportunities and realise them at speed. Umain has 60+ employees.