CIL is an international management consultancy with offices in the US and Europe. We help businesses grow, build value and invest wisely. We are rigorous in our approach, confident in our conclusions and expert at what we do.

Founded in 1986, we have extensive experience helping businesses to identify and prioritise the best opportunities for growth. We approach our clients’ challenges with passion and energy, conducting exhaustive and tailored analysis, guided by deep industry expertise.

Typical engagements involve extensive primary research, competitor assessment and evaluation of business performance. We focus on the key commercial issues and always maintain a strong, supportive client relationship.

Services We specialise in strategy consulting, assessing and building business plans, identifying market opportunities and due diligence.

Management support
Advising management teams with their key strategic and operational decisions; from what strategy to pursue to how to deliver it.

Investor advice
Assisting investors throughout the investment process, identifying opportunities, advising on investment decisions and supporting post-deal.

Advanced analytics
We leverage advanced analytics to help our clients transform business data into a strategic asset.

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Services We specialise in strategy consulting, assessing and building business plans, identifying market opportunities and due diligence.

Management support
Advising management teams with their key strategic and operational decisions; from what strategy to pursue to how to deliver it.

Investor advice
Assisting investors throughout the investment process, identifying opportunities, advising on investment decisions and supporting post-deal.

Advanced analytics
We leverage advanced analytics to help our clients transform business data into a strategic asset.

Find out more

News and views

Consumer sentiment in a COVID-19 world

CIL’s Consumer Pulse Survey has measured consumer sentiment throughout 2020, identifying changes in intent and long-term behaviour as we adjust to a new kind of normal.

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UK defence sector update

This week, Boris Johnson announced an unprecedented boost to defence funding, with £16.5bn being promised to develop pioneering new technologies for the armed forces, over the next four years. Tim Perera discusses what this means for incumbents and where the opportunities lie.

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VCDD: Improving process, predictability and price

A recent CIL survey of investment banks found that the use of vendor commercial due diligence (VCDD) has increased significantly

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Careers "I think many businesses will talk about their culture, but I find ours to be really special." Scott, associate director

Regardless of whether you are looking to join us straight after graduating from a top-tier university, move across from another leading consultancy or transition from industry, we offer interesting engagements, rapid progression and industry-leading career development.

 
Careers "I think many businesses will talk about their culture, but I find ours to be really special." Scott, associate director

Regardless of whether you are looking to join us straight after graduating from a top-tier university, move across from another leading consultancy or transition from industry, we offer interesting engagements, rapid progression and industry-leading career development.