Frost & Sullivan

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Frost & Sullivan
Type Private
Industry Consulting & Strategy
Founded 1961
Founders Dan L. Sullivan & Lore A. Frost
Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Key people David Frigstad (Chairman)[1]
Krishna Srinivasan (President)[2]
Services Growth strategy consulting and research
Employees 1800
Website www.frost.com

Frost & Sullivan is a global growth consulting firm which provides market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting, and corporate training services across multiple industries including automotive, healthcare, internet and communication technology, and more. Its headquarters are located in Mountain View, California, with offices in over 40 countries.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Dan L. Sullivan and Lore A. Frost[3] in New York in 1961.[4]

The company was initially focused on research related to new technologies, distribution channels and business trends. In 1972, it started a corporate training division. Also in the 1970s, the company started sponsoring conferences and industry meets. The company also expanded outside the US in the 1970s by opening an office in London.[4]

In 1982, Frost & Sullivan was publicly traded, and had annual revenues of $9.1 million. By 1987, the revenues had grown to around $17.5 million, with $290,000 in net earnings. Theodore Cross acquired 53% of the company's stock in the mid-1980s.[4] In January 1988, the company was merged with a subsidiary of FAS Acquisition Co., a company formed by Theodore Cross and Warburg Pincus Capital, making it a private firm once again.[5]

The company expanded into Asia in the 1990s by opening offices in China, Japan, India and Singapore. In 1997, it entered into a joint venture with M.A.I.D. (later acquired by Dialog) for electronic distribution of its material. In 2002, it further expanded its alliance with Dialog.[6] In 1998, the firm moved its headquarters from New York City to San Antonio, Texas.

In 2001, it acquired Technical Insights. The same year, Frost & Sullivan lost its New York sales office in the September 11 attacks.[7] The following recession forced the company to layoff 10% of its 700-strong staff, before it made a recovery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global economy will turn around very soon: David Frigstad, chairman, Frost & Sullivan". The Times of India. 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Frost & Sullivan, Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  3. ^ http://www.gil-global.com/50th/LoreFrost-beg-1961.swf
  4. ^ a b c d Thomas Derdak, Tina Grant, ed. (2003). International Directory of Company Histories, Volume 53. St. James Press. pp. 142–146. ISBN 978-1-55862-483-2. 
  5. ^ "Company Briefs". The New York Times. 1987-11-23. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Dialog Expands Alliance with Frost & Sullivan". Information Today. 2002-05-01. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  7. ^ "Frost & Sullivan lost office in NYC attack". San Antonio Business Journal. 2001-09-17. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 

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