The Merger of Altman Vilandrie & Company and Solon Management Consulting to form Altman Solon

By Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Merger of Altman Vilandrie & Company and Solon Management Consulting to form Altman Solon

The merger creates the most extensive global strategy consulting firm focused exclusively on the Telecoms, Media, and Technology (TMT) sectors.

FREMONT, CA: Altman Vilandrie & Company and Solon Management Consulting, a leading strategy group, have announced their merger to form Altman Solon, the world's most crucial consulting firm dedicated exclusively to Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sectors. The news solidifies a decade-long partnership of the two firms to increase their global footprint and apply their experience and skills to TMT market leaders, challenger brands, and investors worldwide.

Altman Solon’s team of sector specialists brings deep market expertise with a shared passion and intellectual curiosity to solve difficult strategy issues and create real-world solutions for TMT players. Altman Solon allows clients to identify, develop, and implement company strategies, new market entry approaches, digital innovation, and global M&A. It enables its investor clients to understand markets, conducts due diligence, and make high-stakes investment decisions confidently.

Before the merger, these companies were sector leaders in their respective markets: Altman Vilandrie & Company focused on the American market and Solon Management Consulting on the European and African markets. The teams have molded strategy and implemented many of the era-defining developments in the TMT sector including the deployment of fiber and 5G networks, aiding the global media companies to adapt to the disruption of OTT and streaming services, advising major technology firms on strategies to enter the burgeoning SaaS and cloud computing market, and also evaluating deals and creating TMT opportunities for significant private equity and infrastructure investors worldwide. By merging, the businesses bring their extensive portfolio to make Altman Solon the most substantial global strategy consulting firm dedicated to the TMT sector.

 Rory J. Altman and Patrick Bellenbaum will take the joint roles of Managing Partners at Altman Solon. The merged firm comprises of all partners from the previous two firms.

Rory J. Altman, the founder of Altman Vilandrie & Company and the Managing Partner at Altman Solon, says, "We have always strived to give our clients in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors a competitive edge by offering deep sector knowledge from TMT strategy specialists. The merger of our two strongly growing businesses takes this to the next level, by giving Altman Solon the seamless capability to solve global TMT problems with expertise drawn from a much broader pool of markets, situations and clients, combined with the deepest pool of dedicated TMT talent that only we can offer."

Patrick Bellenbaum, the Partner and Managing Director at Solon Management Consulting and the Managing Partner at Altman Solon, states, "We had and always will have a natural thirst to stay at the cutting edge of the TMT industries. Today, even more than before, our clients can benefit from understanding worldwide best practices, business scenarios and technical developments. The merger of our two great firms ensures exactly this. It makes Altman Solon the only strategy consulting firm offering TMT sector specific advice across Europe, the Americas as well as Africa and Asia. I am proud of our team and what it has achieved, and I am excited to bring our specialized consultants from around the world together to deliver the most comprehensive consulting services in TMT."