Founded in 2007 by chief executive Emmanuel Tahar, 43, and Rodolphe de Hemptinne, 46, Third Bridge researches markets and company performance for more than 400 institutional investors. Its projects have included advising a US private equity firm considering the acquisition of a British educational publisher and analysing the fallout from the VW emissions scandal. Last July the European private equity firm IK Investment Partners acquired a minority stake. Sales in 2017 hit £71.5m, roughly 75% of which were generated overseas. In May the London-based firm opened a Los Angeles office, adding to existing locations in Mumbai, Beijing, New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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