CIVITTA, the leading management consulting company in Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, joins forces with Polish-based SAS Advisors. The company will be operating under CIVITTA’s brand. Warsaw represents the company’s 28th office, spread throughout 17 European countries — strengthening the company’s regional leadership — and its second office in Poland, along with the Krakow one.
SAS Advisors was established in 2008 and since then has become one of the leading EU funds attraction consulting firms in Poland.
The company specializes in consulting services related to attracting public funds from EU and national state aid sources, with an increased focus on R&D projects. During the last 6 years, SAS Advisors has obtained for their clients over EUR 300m in preferential financing, including over EUR 200m for R&D. The company has been developing organically, with a team that today counts over 30 people, focusing on both international and domestic portfolios. They have implemented various pivotal projects related to the development or implementation of the most breakthrough technologies in Polish enterprises (from the IT industry, AI, renewable energy projects, automation of production plants through heavy industry).
Through the addition of the Warsaw office, CIVITTA aims to further build its expertise in the area of international funding. Under the CIVITTA Poland brand and business model, the SAS Advisors team will continue to serve its clients in Poland, but it will also provide consulting expertise within the CIVITTA group. The company aims to quickly become a regional expertise hub delivering projects to international clients, as well as to become the first to address the dynamically developing enterprises looking for financial support and subsidies for planned innovative projects. For their current domestic-based clients they seek to offer more versatile and data-driven services embedded in an international network of expertise related to R&D, climate transition, business development, and change management.
“The deal is in line with CIVITTA’s expansion strategy, aiming to become the leading consultancy player in the region — not only in traditional management consulting services, but also in innovation and EU funds attraction fields. SAS Advisors has an impressive track record in Poland. By joining our forces, we will be able to deliver more value to our growing base of clients and challenge the traditional global market players, an approach that CIVITTA has used and replicated in all countries of its operation.”
—Adam Saulius Vaina, Member of the Board, CIVITTA International
“We strongly believe that joining CIVITTA is the necessary next step in our company’s development. After becoming the leading advisor on the Polish market specializing in EU funds we have managed to find the best partner to extend our activity in all possible aspects”.
—Jakub Bursa, Founder and Managing Partner, SAS Advisors
“CIVITTA offers the largest multinational team of EU Funds consultants in CEE, with strong focus and extensive expertise on grants managed directly by European Commission. Moreover, we will have access to know-how related to complementary services of corporate innovations and start-up consulting (including ecosystem development). All this means that we will be able to deliver to our clients value not available on the Polish market so far, to offer our Team the unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different CEE & Nordic countries, and be involved in international projects”.
—Lukasz Pupek, Founder and Managing Partner, SAS Advisors