Kin + Carta buys data consultancy Cascade Data Labs

30 December 2020 2 min. read

Kin + Carta (KTC), a London-based digital transformation consulting firm, has acquired Cascade Data Labs, a boutique Portland, OR consulting firm specializing in data and analytics.

Founded in 2016, Cascade helps companies leverage data to drive business value. The firm's team of more than a dozen professionals supports Fortune 500 firms with data transformation initiatives, providing services in data strategy, engineering, integration, visualization, and governance.

The firm utilizes tools and technology from Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, SAP, DataBricks, and Tableau, among others, and has experience across a diverse range of functions, including marketing, e-commerce, operations, supply chain, finance, and privacy.

KTC’s acquisition of Cascade will boost the firm’s data capability as client demand for data solutions continues to grow. The move will add a new office in Portland for KTC, which has US locations in Chicago, Denver, New York, and San Francisco.
Kin + Carta buys data consultancy Cascade Data Labs“The acquisition of Cascade Data Labs is a big win for Kin + Carta," said Kelly Manthey, group chief executive for Kin + Carta Americas. "The organization has extensive experience delivering incredible value across numerous industry segments and a unique recruiting engine and culture that is able to source, develop, and retain scarce data science talent.”

KTC’s data capability focuses on helping executives across industries make better and faster decisions. The global company provides core services in tech and data-led management consulting, software engineering and product design, and digital marketing.

“As we evaluated options to scale our practice across the wider marketplace, Kin + Carta quickly surfaced to the top as a global platform with complementary capabilities across software development and digital transformation, and with leadership philosophies and company values closely aligned with our own," said Josh Levin, co-founder of Cascade Data Labs.

Founded in 1981, Kin + Carta has more than 1,600 global employees. The firm supports the digital transformation of companies in agriculture, financial services, industrials, insurance, private equity, retail, and healthcare.

The firm last year acquired Spire Digital, a Denver-based digital product studio.