Vaco’s Acquisition of MorganFranklin Consulting


Jefferies LLC served as financial advisor to MorganFranklin. Winston & Strawn served as the primary legal advisor to MorganFranklin. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor to Olympus Partners and Vaco.

Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, executed the acquisition of MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading finance and technology advisory firm that specializes in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, to be its global consulting platform.

The addition of MorganFranklin creates a combined $750M professional services innovator capable of delivering executive placement, methodology-driven consulting, critical project resources, comprehensive strategic staffing and permanent placement solutions. The acquisition of MorganFranklin brings a true end-to-end business solution that stretches across all industries and offers critical complementary services capable of immediately adding value to Vaco and MorganFranklin’s clients.

As part of the acquisition, MorganFranklin Consulting will maintain its name, brand, and identity. Chris Mann will continue to serve as CEO and Managing Partner of MorganFranklin and will work closely with Vaco CEO, Jerry Bostelman, to bring together the collective strengths that will create greater value for all clients.

Vaco is a portfolio company of Olympus Partners. The transaction closed on July 31, 2019.

Winston & Strawn Advises MorganFranklin Consulting with a team led by Chris Zochowski (Picture).

Involved fees earner: Christopher Zochowski – Winston & Strawn;

Law Firms: Winston & Strawn;

Clients: MorganFranklin Consulting LLC;