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Bantry Consulting Formed By Merger of Daymark Consulting and Lambay Advisors
April 1, 2023
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A. — Two long-established strategy consultancies specializing in serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies - Lambay Advisors, LLC (“Lambay”) and Daymark Consulting, LLC (“Daymark”) - have merged to form Bantry Partners. The new firm will be led by the founders of Lambay and Daymark and, as Bantry Partners, will continue to provide strategy consulting and market diligence services for middle-market PE investors and their portfolio companies across a variety of industries.
Both Lambay and Daymark were founded in the early 2010s to provide strategy consulting and market diligence services tailored to the needs of middle-market PE investors and their portfolio companies. The merger of the two firms to create Bantry Partners solidifies their long partnership.
Bantry will continue to serve private equity clients and their portfolio companies through its expanded scale, broader industry and client experience, and streamlined processes. Combined, the new team can leverage decades of experience and hundreds of engagements across a variety of industries.
As Managing Director of Bantry and Lambay founder, Ken Beausang, explains, “Both Lambay and Daymark were founded in the early 2010s to provide high quality strategy consulting and market diligence services at a cost affordable to middle-market PE investors and their portfolio companies. This will remain our philosophy at Bantry Partners, while giving us a bigger platform to leverage our combined decades of experience and hundreds of engagements across every major industry.”
Bill Sones, Managing Director of Bantry and Daymark founder, explains, “Together as Bantry Partners, we provide a scaled-up platform to serve our combined client bases of more than 100 PE funds and dozens of corporate clients, leveraging our deep experience base of 500+ engagements across most industry sectors. This merger establishes Bantry as a leading advisor for PE investors seeking rigorous, data-driven market data and guidance on their investment opportunities and portfolio company improvements.”
Bantry Partners is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
The founders of Bantry Partners bring a wealth of experience in private equity and strategy consulting, enabling the firm to serve a new standard of excellence for our clients.
Ken Beausang is a seasoned consulting professional with deep expertise in market research, private equity and strategy consulting. Prior to founding Lambay, Ken spent 7 years at another boutique private equity consulting firm where he led consulting engagements for private equity investors and corporate clients in a diverse set of industries. Previously, Ken spent 10 years in the enterprise software industry in senior sales and marketing positions driving revenue for growth-stage software companies.
For ~20 years Bill Sones has managed client engagements including market diligence cases for private equity clients and strategy reviews for their portfolio companies. He has led efforts for PE clients in industries as diverse as financial services, manufacturing, industrial services, software / technology, and insurance services. Prior to founding Daymark, Bill led engagement teams at Monitor Group, a leading strategy consulting firm, and other leading boutique private-equity focused consulting firms.
ABOUT DAYMARK CONSULTING
Daymark Consulting was founded by Bill Sones in 2011 and offers a similar set of services with strategy consultants providing market diligence, market research and growth strategy services to private equity investors and PE-owned companies.
ABOUT LAMBAY ADVISORS
Founded by Ken Beausang in 2012, Lambay Advisors is a team of experienced strategy consultants providing deep research, analysis and market–based advisory services critical in the private equity investment process and in driving the growth of PE-owned companies.