Market Study Firms

Curious to poll everybody here on their experiences with various market study firms. I figured it was easiest to group by brand recognition / prestige. 

Who have you all worked with in the past and what's your experience been like?

REVISED BELOW

Premier

Highly Recognized

  • Alvarez
  • PwC
  • LEK
  • Wolf Den (government specifically)

Mid Tier

  • Fairfield
  • IGS

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  • Associate 1 in Consulting
Apr 10, 2021 - 3:39pm

I'm interested to hear more about Wolf Den-- what was your experience with them / what's their reputation like? They're small but I guess that doesn't matter that much with such a unique niche...

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Apr 11, 2021 - 9:21pm

They have a solid reputation within the government services / defense space. I would say the top two are Wolf Den and Avascent, but I've been more impressed by Wolf Den's analysis and quality of work. 

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Apr 3, 2021 - 4:48am

Moving BCG to highly recognized. Fine if you want a ballooned up VDD but that's about it. Agree on EY-P. Bain should be on top of the premier list, then McK

Apr 3, 2021 - 1:33pm

LEK is okay for the price point but they're kinda meh. You'd think a consulting firm would have better looking slides.

Bain is solid, albeit a bit variable from my experience (have been very impressed with one team but wasn't really floored by another). 

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