Consulting Sector M&A Deals for week beginning 11th August

businessman doing handstand on the beachRPS Group plc (UK) acquired CgMs Ltd. (UK)
Deal Size: $21.8 million Industry: Management consulting / Strategy Date: August 2014
RPS announces the acquisition of CgMs Holdings Limited and its subsidiary company CgMs Limited (together “CgMs”), a UK based consultancy providing planning and development services primarily to the residential, retail and commercial property development industries, for a maximum consideration of £13.0 million. Founded in 1997, CgMs has offices in London, Cheltenham, Newark, Manchester and Edinburgh. The companies, which employ 112 permanent staff, work primarily on projects associated with achieving planning consents for the UK property industry. They provide strategic and detailed urban planning advice, as well as advising on historic buildings and heritage assets. The RPS Board sees excellent opportunities in these markets as the planning and development sector emerges from the recession. lan Hearne, Chief Executive of RPS, commented: “CgMs has an excellent reputation and track record. Its skills will complement the services RPS currently provides to the property development sector. Following a period of integration we anticipate CgMs will make a significant contribution to our BNE: Europe business in 2015 and beyond.” RPS Group PLC provides advice for the exploration and production of oil and gas and other natural resources; and development and management of the built and natural environment. CgMs Holdings Limited, through its subsidiary CgMs Limited, provides consulting, planning, and development services to the residential, retail, and commercial property development industries.

TeleTech Holdings Inc. (USA) signed an agreement to acquire RogenSi Worldwide Pty Ltd. (Australia)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: HR Consulting Date: August 2014
TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all operating assets of rogenSi Worldwide PTY, a global leadership and sales execution consulting firm headquartered in Australia, with operations in Asia-Pacific, Europe andNorth America. Under the terms of the agreement, rogenSi will become part of TeleTech’s Customer Strategy Services (CSS) segment. This transaction, which is scheduled to close in August 2014, is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings. “We are pleased to welcome the talented global consulting team from rogenSi to TeleTech,” commented Brian Shepherd, executive vice president, customer Strategy and Customer Technology Services. “With this acquisition we significantly enhance our global presence, client breadth, and ability to positively impact the successful execution of customer engagement strategies. By combining rogenSi’s leadership development and sales effectiveness methodologies with TeleTech’s customer experience strategy, learning innovation, multi-channel operations, and technology consulting, we are uniquely positioned to deliver greater client value on a global basis. With rogenSi, we positively impact the critical change management process necessary to go from strategy to outcome across leaders, managers, sales and contact center associates.” TeleTech Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides customer engagement management solutions in the United States and internationally. RogenSi Worldwide Pty Ltd. provides training and professional development services for leaders, managers, and business professionals.

Winxnet, Inc (USA) acquired KDSA Consulting, LLC (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: IT Consulting Date: August 2014
Winxnet announced that its acquisition of KDSA Consulting LLC will allow the company to increase business throughout New England with the addition of 40 sales, service and consulting professionals, as well as new information technology services. John LoConte and Dawn Mortimer, who co-founded KDSA Consulting in 2004, will join Winxnet’s leadership team. LoConte, who has worked in the IT industry for nearly 30 years, previously served as the director of IT services for the Boston Technology Group of RSM McGladrey. Mortimer is a Microsoft-certified Dynamics SL consultant and has more than 25 years of experience in providing technology and business solutions. “Our core values of integrity, honesty and respect in dealing with clients and co-workers directly align with Winxnet’s way of doing business,” LoConte said in a prepared statement. “The integration of the two cultures will strengthen Winxnet’s ability to offer the best complete business technology solutions to organisations in need of IT support and guidance. We are thrilled to be joining the Winxnet team. It is exciting to be a part of a growing company with a strong reputation for service.” Winxnet, Inc. provides information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting services. KDSA Consulting provides comprehensive business process reviews, accounting software solutions, enterprise network infrastructure assessments, custom programming, training, disaster recovery planning and ongoing end user support.

Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited (UK) acquired Corporate Risk Systems Ltd. (UK)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: HR Consulting Date: August 2014
Henderson Insurance Brokers has boosted its risk management and training capabilities with the acquisition of Staffordshire-based Corporate Risk Systems Ltd for an undisclosed sum. The health and safety training and consultancy services provider has been merged with Henderson Risk Management, creating an enlarged business trading under the CRS brand with headquarters in Leeds. Joe Henderson, Henderson Insurance Brokers’ chief executive, said: “The purchase has given us access to many more advisers, increased the training and risk assessment products and services we can offer and underpins the activities of our risk managers and safety consultants.” Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited operates as an independent insurance brokerage company in the United Kingdom. Corporate Risk Systems Limited offers health, safety, and environmental training and risk management services.

Dimension Data Australia Pty Ltd. (Australia) to acquire Oakton Ltd. (Australia)
Deal Size: $171 million Industry: IT Consulting Date: August 2014
Dimension Data Australia could purchase Oakton Limited in a transaction valued at approximately $171 million under a scheme implementation deed. Oakton executive chairman Paul Holyoake said in a statement: “Through its continued transformation, Oakton has become a leading Australian service integration company. The investments we have made in our operation in India, solution development, and service integration partnerships have created a unique platform with our customers’ requirements.” Oakton Limited provides consulting services in the information technology (IT) industry in Australia and internationally. Dimension Data Australia Pty Ltd operates as an end-to-end network integrator, specialising in multi-service networks implementation; designing, consultation, implementation, upgrade and support of enterprise systems; development of electronic business systems and call centers.

MedAssets, Inc. (USA) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire membership interest in Sg2, LLC (USA)
Deal Size: $142 million Industry: Healthcare Consulting Date: August 2014
MedAssets, Inc., announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held SG-2, LLC for approximately $142 million. Based in Skokie, Ill., Sg2 is a leading provider of healthcare market intelligence, strategic analytics and clinical consulting services that help more than 1,400 hospitals, health systems, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies understand current and future market dynamics in order to capitalise on growth and performance improvement opportunities. “Since 2001, Sg2 has pioneered market analyses, intelligence and forecasting for hospitals and health systems,” said Steve Lefar, president and chief executive officer, Sg2. “Our combination with MedAssets will advance the market-leading intelligence, analytics and consulting capabilities of Sg2 that our clients rely on for their strategic decisions and will provide access to the additional capabilities and growth investment. Our mission to help clients understand, build and deliver the most effective Systems of CARE for their communities continues and accelerates.” MedAssets believes this compelling combination of companies can propel further growth for the expanded business enterprise in several ways: improved channel access, broader data utilization and complementary business intelligence and consulting businesses. Together, these expanded capabilities will help providers identify and act on the strategic and operational implications of the changing healthcare marketplace. Sg2, LLC operates as a health care intelligence and information services company. MedAssets, Inc., a financial and performance improvement company, provides technology-enabled products and services for hospitals, health systems, and other ancillary healthcare providers in the United States.

Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (USA) acquired Global Services & Solutions, Inc. (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Engineering consulting Date: August 2014
Preferred Systems Solutions, a Tysons Corner-based provider of Information Technology, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Program Management, and Financial Consulting services, announced its acquisition of Global Services & Solutions, Inc. Global Services & Solutions provides acquisition and program support, engineering and technical expertise, and consulting services for major weapons systems acquisition programs. The acquisition of GSS strengthens PSS’s position as a contractor of choice within the Department of Defense. “PSS is committed to providing world class support to the hardworking men and women that are charged with defending our country and preserving democracy at home and abroad. The acquisition of GSS strengthens our long standing commitment to working with our government partners to efficiently and effectively accomplish their critical national security missions,” said Scott Goss, CEO of PSS. Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. provides information technology, engineering, and program management services.

Abbey Tax & Consultancy Services Limited (UK) acquired HowarthLynch (UK)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Management consulting / Strategy Date: August 2014
Abbey Tax Protection sells professional fee insurance which reimburses fees incurred by businesses and high net worth individuals when HMRC undertakes an enquiry or investigation into a taxpayer’s tax, VAT or PAYE affairs. HowarthLynch’s team of ten staff, advises more than 500 clients throughout the UK. In addition to providing advice on R&D tax credits, the firm also specialises in the patent box. Alison Lynch, who founded HowarthLynch in 2009, will manage the new consultancy business. She said: “This is a great platform from which to market our expanding portfolio of specialist tax consultancy products. HowarthLynch is a tax consultancy firm specialising in Research and Development (R&D) tax credits and relief.

CLEAResult Consulting, Inc. (USA) to acquire Applied Proactive Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Marketing consulting Date: August 2014
CLEAResult, a leader in designing and implementing technology-enabled energy efficiency programs for utilities, governments, schools and businesses, announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Applied Proactive Technologies (APT), headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. Founded in 1996, APT has been an industry leader in designing and implementing energy efficiency consumer products programs and services. With the addition of APT, CLEAResult strengthens its leadership in market-based energy efficiency programs that educate and motivate consumers to purchase energy efficient products for their homes and businesses using its technology-enabled services platform. CLEAResult is a leading provider of energy efficiency programs and services. Applied Proactive Technologies, Inc. provides energy efficiency program implementation services in the United States.

Stantec Inc. (Canada) signed a letter of intent to acquire Add Inc. (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: Marketing consulting Date: August 2014
Stantec, an engineering and design conglomerate based in Canada, has agreed to buy ADD Inc, a 210-person architectural firm in Boston. The deal, which Stantec says will strengthen its business on the East Coast, is expected to close in September. ADD Inc focuses on architecture, interior design, planning, and branding services. The firm serves multifamily housing, hospitality, retail, higher education, and corporate office developer and end user clients. “We have always put collaboration, innovation, and client service at the center of our design philosophy and practice. Joining with such a diverse, multidisciplinary company as Stantec affords us the opportunity to further our design vision while growing and better serving our clients,” says Fred Kramer, president of ADD Inc. “Stantec’s strengths complement our vision and will give our team the opportunity for continued growth through projects with different types of clients, including those in the public sector and research and development institutions.” Stantec Inc. provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects in Canada, the United States, and internationally. Add Inc provides architecture, interior design, planning, and branding services.

Zensar Technologies, Inc. (USA) acquired Professional Access Ltd. (USA)
Deal Size: Unspecified Industry: IT Consulting Date: August 2014
Zensar Technologies Inc USA and Professional Access Inc, USA announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Zensar to acquire Professional Access (PA). Under the terms of the Agreement, the New York-based PA will now be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zensar Technologies Inc. This acquisition furthers Zensar’s mission to strengthen its dominant position in the critical and fast growing Oracle e-Commerce space by combining Zensar’s Oracle EBS, Oracle Retail and Fusion Middleware solutions for global clients. With this acquisition, Zensar will be well positioned to deliver solutions that can transform the future of e-Commerce around the world. Professional Access Ltd. operates as an information technology and management company in the United States. It offers consulting services, including business analysis and assessment, technology assessment, and program management; IT enabled services, such as application development, maintenance and support, systems integration, implementation, migration, and testing; and global sourcing services. Zensar Technologies, Inc. provides software solutions for managing Information Technology infrastructure of businesses.

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