RSM US acquisition strengthens RSM UK’s global NetSuite capability

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, has further strengthened its position as the leading Oracle NetSuite partner and provider via the acquisition of Explore Consulting by RSM US LLP.

RSM US LLP is expanding its leading NetSuite practice by joining forces with Explore Consulting, the Washington-based, top-tier provider of NetSuite services in the US, and in doing so will significantly strengthen RSM UK’s market position.  

A memorandum of understanding has been agreed between RSM US LLP and 60-person strong Explore Consulting. The transaction will close in July 2018, subject to terms and conditions.

This latest deal is mirrored by RSM UK’s recent acquisition of First Hosted Limited (FHL), the UK’s leading provider of Oracle NetSuite products, services and solutions. FHL and RSM UK’s combined practice now forms the largest and leading NetSuite partner and provider, not just in the UK, but across Europe.

Both deals reflect the ambition of RSM’s Technology & Management Consulting teams on both sides of the Atlantic.


‘The acquisition of Explore Consulting by RSM US once again enhances our NetSuite strength and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing these services to clients as they embark on cloud ERP investments. An expanded US NetSuite capability significantly strengthens our own ability to help UK clients with global operations to adopt NetSuite successfully. We are excited to start working with our new colleagues at Explore.’

Chris Knowles, lead partner for Technology & Management Consulting at RSM UK

‘The size, depth and breadth of our combined NetSuite practice will be a major force in the market, creating opportunities for our clients, our people and our firms,’ said Brian Becker, national consulting leader for RSM US LLP. ‘This is yet another example of RSM’s commitment to leading the way in meeting the evolving needs of middle market businesses.’

Explore Consulting is consistently a top five US NetSuite solution provider, but together with RSM US, the offer will become the undisputed leading partner in the NetSuite ecosystem in the US.

A NetSuite provider since 2002, Explore Consulting is a one-stop-shop NetSuite services provider, maintaining every major NetSuite certification and bringing deep knowledge and experience to RSM’s NetSuite practice. 

In addition to enhanced capacity to serve the ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) needs of the middle market, Explore Consulting brings sophisticated e-commerce and digital marketing offerings that can benefit RSM clients, expand its TMC expertise and create opportunities throughout the RSM network. 

FHL’s 54-strong Crewe-based NetSuite capability complements RSM UK’s existing NetSuite offer. The collective team of almost 100 provides clients with both greater reach through RSM’s UK and global network, and a breadth of skills and capabilities that ensure greater collaboration with the businesses it serves.