MCI Group has announced the acquisition of Sentergroup, Inc., an association management company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

This acquisition continues MCI’s growth in the USA, increasing its presence in the association market. MCI is continuing the expansion to strengthen its presence globally while turning international standards of excellence into local successes.

The acquisition allows MCI to extend the scope of association management services for clients, including both professional and trade organisations. It not only increases the company’s talent expertise but also enables MCI to provide growth and enriched services to its customers, create meaningful experiences for association members and stakeholders to achieve their financial and organisational goals.

Tom Gibson, chief executive officer, MCI USA, commented: “MCI is recognised for both insights and execution in delivering a comprehensive suite of innovative, growth-centred solutions for associations. This further expansion of our team in this key market is a natural fit with MCI’s focus coupling creativity, collaboration and proximity in solving complex client needs”.

Craig Sondalle, president, Sentergroup, added: “With MCI, we not only see alignment in our culture, philosophy and expertise, but also a tremendous opportunity for both our staff and clients to take advantage of the growth potential afforded by being part of a global, multi-faceted company”.

Sebastien Tondeur, MCI chief executive officer, concluded: “We have seen healthy growth in the United States.  It is a market with unlimited potential for us. MCI’s strength is knowledge of local markets, combined with a long track record of international developments.  This advantage cannot be matched by local companies. This acquisition in Chicago is a small step on our path of further integrating and developing the USA platform to deliver our clients a unique blend of expertise and innovation”.

With the acquisition of the Chicago team, MCI Group’s presence in the USA grows to 350 employees across six offices. This is a substantial part of the MCI community, which is comprised of 2500+ professionals in 60 offices and 31 countries.