French freelancer marketplace Malt has acquired Berlin-based Comatch. The latter specialises in connecting management consultants and industry experts with companies in need of external support. The acquisition will strengthen Malt’s product offering by providing a network of top-tier guns for hire. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded in 2014 by McKinsey alumni Dr. Christoph Hardt and Dr. Jan Schächtele and launched in March of 2015, Comatch has drawn over 15,000 independent management consultants to the table across nine markets, who will now join Malt’s 320,000+ member freelancer community.
Combined, the network reach for Maltmatch (or is it Comalt?) comprises 80% of the CAC-40 and DAX-40 companies, accounting for over 1,000 enterprises, in eleven regions and countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Middle East and North Africa, the Netherlands, Nordics, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K.
“Comatch is a champion in the field of business consulting marketplaces. As a fellow company that shares Malt’s “community first” approach, placing our talents at the core of the product and business to our vision for the future of work, we are eager and excited to bring our two worlds of high-skilled freelancers together,” commented Malt CEO Vincent Huguet.