CEB acquires the Australian group CEO Forum

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CEB, (NYSE:CEB), a best practice information and technology company, today announced the acquisition AustraliaCEO Forum Group for $13 million AUD. The company is the leading provider of membership-based peer group information services to senior executives of foreign multinational organizations doing business in Australia. CEO Forum Group services extend CEB’s Board of Directors model, which enables members to apply ideas from top companies to save time and improve business results. The acquisition firmly cements CEB as the unrivaled source of peer-to-peer insights and best practices in the region.

With over 400 organizations on its roster, CEO Forum Group has grown to become the largest information services network for foreign multinational business executives since its founding in 1990. including divisional CEOs, HR directors and finances. The CEO Forum Group achieved a turnover of $8 million AUD for the end of the financial year June 30, 2015.

“This acquisition is the result of a long and fruitful collaboration between CEB and CEO Forum,” said Jesse Levin, head of corporate strategy and development at CEB. “Our shared commitment to providing the insights and insights senior executives need to drive business performance made this decision a logical next step as we expand our brand and operational presence in Australia. With the addition of the CEO Forum, we are deepening the resources we bring to our current members around the world and expanding our reach in a significant geographic area with a combined membership list of 1200 of ANZ’s top companies. »

The CEB will continue to offer the main information services and the network of the CEO Forum (International CEO Forum, International CFO Forum and International HR Director Forum) to its members. They will also continue to convene annual conferences like the annual Foreign Investor Dialogue, an exclusive gathering of australia political leadership and leaders of its foreign investment community, to share their views on macroeconomic forecasts and pending policy decisions. The founders of the company, Chris Cheatley and James O’Tooleguide the business through the transition period and ensure the leadership team is positioned for long-term success.

“James and I have great respect for the very strong suite of programs, products and services that CEB has developed to serve global businesses and for the organization’s equally strong set of underlying values,” said the co-founder of the CEO Forum, Chris Cheatley. “We are delighted to see how they are expanding the strong base of knowledge and knowledge we have built across ANZ and are confident that under their leadership our combined resources will deliver an improved and highly relevant set of information services and networks. for every CEO, CFO and HR director in Australian subsidiaries of global companies.”

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