ClubWorks adds a world-class management consulting firm to its platform of best-in-class companies and expands its strategic leadership team with the acquisition of GGA Partners.
GGA Partners Joins ClubWorks’ Network of Excellence
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – March 7, 2023 – ClubWorks, a premiere private club, and high-end hospitality-focused professional services platform, elevates its rapidly expanding service offerings with the acquisition of GGA Partners (GGA), a preeminent international consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful golf courses, private clubs, resorts, and residential communities.
Through this investment, ClubWorks will help accelerate the expansion of GGA’s service offerings to the ClubWorks client network, including strategy and operations consulting services, transaction advisory services, as well as executive search and advanced analytics services while expanding the firm’s market-leading research efforts. GGA’s leadership team will add further expertise to the ClubWorks Board of Directors, who are committed to the continued growth of this professional services platform. “The unmatched strategy, finance and analytics expertise of GGA will benefit our clients immensely and makes them the perfect addition to our impressive portfolio of ClubWorks companies,” said Michael Leemhuis, Chairman and CEO, ClubWorks. “This acquisition furthers our mission to build a world-class professional services platform while adding some of the best strategic minds in the private club and hospitality world to our leadership team.” As part of the ClubWorks’ Network of Excellence, GGA will retain its highly respected brand, leadership team and professional staff to continue delivering high-quality, impactful strategic solutions to its clients. The additional resources and synergies afforded through the ClubWorks platform will also be incredibly impactful for the broader investment, real estate, hospitality, municipal and association related market segments currently served.
“This investment is strategic on many fronts, as the collective experience and expertise of the ClubWorks companies will help GGA better serve our clients by addressing often requested and required services by clubs and hospitality businesses around the globe,” said GGA Founding Partner Stephen Johnston “Our existing clients will continue to be served by our entire GGA team, now stronger than ever, and will have access to even more exceptional research, support, and additional services.”
About ClubWorks Formed in January 2022, combining more than 100+ years of history and operations, ClubWorks is a growing professional services platform dedicated to the private club and high-end hospitality industry that is building an esteemed “Network of Excellence” across a variety of service offerings. Through its subsidiaries, Peacock + Lewis, JBD JGA Design and Architecture, Visionary Spectacle Studios, and now GGA Partners, ClubWorks is focused on providing top-quality deliverables and a best-in-class experience to its growing base of global clients which includes private clubs, restaurants, high-end hospitality, and select high-end residential clients.
About GGA Partners™ GGA Partners is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful golf courses, private clubs, resorts and residential communities. They are dedicated to helping owners, asset managers, club and community leaders, investors and real estate developers tackle challenges, achieve objectives and maximize asset performance. Established in 1992 as the KPMG Golf Industry Practice, their global team of experienced professionals leverages in-depth business intelligence and proprietary global data to deliver impactful strategic solutions and lasting success. For more information on GGA, visit www.ggapartners.com.
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