Odyssey-backed Planet Group to acquire Launch Consulting

Launch is a digital transformation firm.

  • As part of the deal, Launch will partner with Planet’s tech consulting platform Strive Consulting
  • Launch is based in the Greater Seattle area
  • Planet is a provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions
The Planet Group, which is backed by Odyssey Investment Partners, has agreed to acquire Launch Consulting Group, a digital consultancy. No financial terms were disclosed.
Over the last three years, The Planet Group has made significant investments with the launch of Planet Technology and the acquisitions of Strive Consulting, OmniPoint Staffing, I.T. Works Recruitment, Interactive Business Systems and WinterWyman.
Founded in 2005, Launch is a digital consultancy that provides consulting solutions and services across architecture, data & AI, software engineering, cloud & infrastructure. Launch has over 600 team members and has offices across the US as well as in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Hyderabad, India.
On the deal, Tim Simmerly, president of The Planet Group, in a public statement: “ Launch’s focus on growth and excellence in delivery makes them the perfect fit for Planet. Together, we will be focused on offering end-to-end technology consulting and advisory solutions to our clients.”
The Planet Group was named as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2021 by INC. Launch is the seventh technology firm that Planet has acquired since 2018.