BNP Paribas and Strutt & Parker: How’s the honeymoon?

Two years on from their merger, deputy chief executive Etienne Prongué says the pairing is proving to be a happy marriage

Etienne Prongué is thinking back to his last interview with EG in early 2018, six months after the merger of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s UK business with agency Strutt & Parker.

The deal was a marriage that the market had long expected, he recalls the article noting, but in those early days there were some murmurs that a culture clash between the French and the British could make for a rocky romance.

So, two years