Consulting Sector M&A Deals for week beginning 26th October

businessman doing handstand on the beachWest Monroe Partners, LLC (USA) acquired Etherios, Inc. (USA)
Deal Size: $9 million Industry: IT Consulting Date: October 2015
West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced it has acquired Etherios, a consulting firm that specializes in delivering cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solutions built on the Salesforce.com platform. Etherios, a Platinum Salesforce Consulting Partner and two-time winner of the Salesforce Innovator of the Year Award, was a division of Digi International, a publicly traded global company. “Customer relationship management solutions provide the data backbone for delivering a great customer experience that can drive business growth and success,” said Douglas Armstrong, managing director of West Monroe Partners’ Chicago office. “Etherios brings outstanding technical talent and industry experience that complements our own growing CRM practice and substantially expands the expertise and resources we can offer our clients.” The acquisition of Etherios expands West Monroe Partners’ US network to 10 locations across the country with the addition of offices in San Francisco, California, and Dallas, Texas. (http://markets.wnd.com)   

TMG Consulting, Inc. (USA) acquired RIM Solutions (USA)
Deal Size: Undisclosed Industry: Management Consulting Date: October 2015
TMG Consulting, a utility industry firm whose consulting services and accelerator products help align utility business goals with available technologies to secure stronger customer relationships, announced today that it has acquired the research and strategy practice of RIM Solutions. The acquisition of RIM Solutions by TMG Consulting is acutely strategic; TMG is pushing the boundaries of the conventional role of utility consultants to deliver more of what utilities need to make the best possible decisions. This means that in addition to offering Advisory and Client-Side Delivery Support Services around the systems that support customer interactions like CIS, ERP, AMI, MDM and others, TMG will now provide the intelligence to address any opportunity or issue facing utilities and the solutions providers who serve utilities. TMG Consulting, Inc. offers information technology solutions. (http://www.prnewswire.com)

WYG PLC (UK) acquired North Associates (Cumbria) Limited (UK)
Deal Size: $7.6 million Industry: Real Estate Consulting Date: October 2015
WYG plc, the global programme, project management and technical consultancy, today announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of North Associates (Cumbria) Limited (‘North Associates’) together with its subsidiary Taylor & Hardy Limited, for a maximum total consideration of £5.0m. This acquisition further establishes the Group’s status as one of the largest property asset management and planning consultancy businesses in the UK. It also positions WYG to benefit from some of the anticipated £90bn of investment planned as part of the development of Britain’s ‘Energy Coast’ in West Cumbria, where WYG also expects to use some of the planning skills developed as part of its work elsewhere in the nuclear sector. Paul Hamer, Chief Executive Officer, WYG commented: “We are delighted to be joined by the Managing Director, Andy Ross and the teams from North Associates and Taylor & Hardy, who have built a strong reputation in the region and have recently won the 2015 Service Business of the year award at the Cumbrian News Group Business Awards. We have collaborated successfully with them in the past on several projects and are confident that their experience in residential, energy and infrastructure markets will significantly strengthen our property asset management team. The acquisition will expand our offering across Cumbria and the North, in particular along Britain’s Energy Coast.(http://www.londonstockexchange.com)

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