Founded in 1963, The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and one of the leading advisors on business strategies. The Boston Consulting Group, also known as BCG, operates in over 60 offices in more than 30 countries. Its areas of specialization include the automotive, energy, power, health care, travel, oil and entertainment industries. The company provides brand management, corporate development, information technology, marketing, innovation and sales services. Its corporate development services feature post-merger integration, integrated financial strategies and proprietary value management methodologies. The company operates an innovation institute that conducts business surveys and organizes forums. In addition, it provides strategic planning, portfolio management and network analysis services. The company maintains a presence in Los Angeles.