A NORTHUMBERLAND digital lead-to-revenue firm is going for further growth after being acquired by a market-leading US technology consultancy.

The Hexham-headquartered Hansen Partnership has been bought by Navint, an advisory and technology services firm that enables enterprise organisations to drive growth and operational efficiency throughout the lead-to-revenue (LTR) lifecycle.

Founded by entrepreneur Steve Crosby two and a half years ago, the Hansen Partnership now employs a 50-strong team and has also established a training academy in India to help identify and train emerging talent in Asian markets.

Stephen Slater of RMT Accountants & Business Advisor has worked with the Hansen management team on their growth strategy since the inception of the business, while Michael Cantwell and RMT's corporate finance team provided additional advice during the sale process.

The Hansen Partnership helps organisations maximise returns on their investments in solutions on the cloud-based CRM software platform Salesforce, and works with a range of globally-renowned organisations, including Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Deutsche Bank and the World Economic Forum.

Steve Crosby, managing director at the Hansen Partnership, said: "Our focus from the outset has been on the delivery of the services that our clients need to succeed, rather than on sales themselves, and we've grown quickly as a result.

"We found there was a significant crossover in our respective capabilities when we carried out some joint projects with Navint and it seemed like a natural step to bring our two organisations together."