Bain & Company, a leading global business consulting firm, serves clients on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organization and mergers and acquisitions. The firm was founded in 1973 on the principle that Bain consultants must measure their success by their clients’ financial results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With 42 offices in 27 countries, Bain has worked with over 4,400 major multinational, private equity and other corporations across every economic sector.
British Gas is Britain’s leading energy supplier and energy services company serving half the homes in Britain. British Gas sells energy to around ten million homes and last year it serviced and fixed 7 million boilers and installed over 100,000 new energy efficient heating systems. British Gas is also one of the largest installers of energy efficiency products and last year installed over 400,000 insulation measures in its customers’ homes helping save energy and money.
International law firm Clifford Chance combines the highest global standards with local expertise. Leading lawyers from different backgrounds and nationalities come together as one firm with 34 offices in 24 countries, offering unrivalled depth of legal resources across the key markets of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The firm focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate, and tax, pensions and employment.
Through a strong understanding of clients’ cultures and objectives, Clifford Chance draws on the full breadth of its legal skills to provide results-driven, commercial advice. At Clifford Chance we insist on the professional development of all our employees. We also aim to recruit, train and retain the best people available, and to do that means building a progressive working environment that not only respects diversity, but also to use it as a driving force.
To us, it’s very important that Clifford Chance people use their talents and resources to help others. In fact, it’s crucial to our recruitment, retention and reputation. Our CR strategy is underpinned by our Principles and has three main strands – people, community and the environment.
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management.
Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 49,200 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York.
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.
Permira is a private equity firm with a European heritage and a global reach. The firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €20 billion (US$28 billion). Our funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.
Permira is wholly independent and owned by its Partners. The firm’s teams are based in Frankfurt, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Menlo Park, Milan, New York, Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo. They specialise in five key sectors of activity: Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and TMT.
The Permira Funds have made over 190 private equity investments since 1985 and have returned €16 billion to their investors over the past decade.
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organisation. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.