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Teneo Acquires Kotinos Partners: Important Expansion of the Firm’s Irish Operations

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced that it has acquired Kotinos Partners, a Dublin-based consultancy focused on organizational performance.

Kotinos was founded in 2010 by James Bowen and Brian MacNeice and serves a global client base working with business leaders to reshape organizational structures, roles and responsibilities, and management processes to deliver improved organizational capabilities and ultimately, performance transformation.

“We are delighted to welcome the Kotinos Partners team to Teneo,” said Declan Kelly, Chairman and CEO of Teneo. “They bring a wealth of experience and deep expertise that will be leveraged by our clients both in Ireland and around the globe.”

“Over the last decade, James and Brian have developed unique insights into the right combination of leadership, behaviours, organizational structure and processes that drive company performance at the highest levels. Their insights are critical in these turbulent times for companies,” said Chris Wearing, Chairman, Teneo International.

Kotinos Partners founders James Bowen and Brian MacNeice said: “We have had a fantastic experience building Kotinos, and would like to express our appreciation for all the clients and partners we have worked with along the way. We are excited now to join Teneo – a business which has great people, and a powerful position as a global, multi-disciplinary advisor to leading CEOs. We look forward to working with our new colleagues, and to combining our ideas with theirs to deliver increased positive impact for clients.”

Teneo has completed 14 acquisitions since the firm was founded in 2011. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed.


Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. Working exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other global corporations. Integrating the disciplines of strategic communications, investor relations, digital advisory, diversity & inclusion, management consulting, physical & cyber risk advisory, financial advisory, corporate governance advisory, political & policy risk advisory, and talent advisory, Teneo solves for the most complex business challenges and opportunities. The Firm has more than 800 employees located in 20 offices around the world. For more information on Teneo, please see

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Stephen Meahl

COO, Strategy & Communications Advisory