Clearsight Advises Pivot Point Consulting in its Acquisition by Vaco Healthcare

Clearsight Advisors, Inc. (“Clearsight”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pivot Point Consulting, LLC (“Pivot Point”) by Vaco Healthcare, LLC (“Vaco”), a portfolio company of QUAD-C Management, Inc. Clearsight served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Pivot Point Consulting. The transaction underscores Clearsight’s unrivaled position as the advisor of choice for leading companies in the consulting and professional services sectors as well as its depth of domain expertise in Healthcare IT, where technology, services and data are rapidly converging. Continue reading

Despite Early Innings For AI, M&A Activity Soars

While the mass media overuses the term Artificial Intelligence (AI), most experts agree that successful AI will include more than one dominant technology, instead being an evolution of interwoven technological building blocks patterned after Big Data’s technology stack evolution. Continue reading

Deal Spotlight – CGI Acquires Collaborative Consulting

CGI jumps back into the M&A market with its first US acquisition of a consulting organization in more than 5 years

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Deal Spotlight – LDiscovery Acquires Kroll Ontrack

Clearly LDiscovery’s CEO, Chris Weiler, wasn’t joking around when he told the Washington Post in January 2016 that the Company, “..will look at acquisitions and be a little more aggressive.” Backed by Carlyle’s deep pockets, LDiscovery was able to pursue acquisitions of this nature as the Company seeks to increase scale in earnest.

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Clearsight Advises Datasource Consulting, a Leader in Enterprise Data Management Services, in its Acquisition by EXL

Clearsight Advisors, Inc. has completed another successful transaction in their Big Data and Analytics Practice. Clearsight served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Datasource Consulting in its acquisition by EXL.

EXL (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading Operations Management and Analytics company, announced that it acquired Datasource Consulting, LLC, the Denver-based specialists in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Management. Continue reading

Market Spotlight – Aon Acquires Stroz Friedberg

On October 11, 2016, Aon plc (NYSE:AON) (“Aon”), a global provider of risk management, brokerage, and HR solutions, announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Stroz Friedberg, LLC (“Stroz Friedberg”) a specialized risk management firm. Stroz Friedberg will be integrated with current Aon personnel to form a new division known as the Cyber Solutions Group.

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Wipro Acquires Appirio – A Game Changer

Last week, Wipro announced its largest acquisition in history – $500 million for cloud integration firm, Appirio.  This acquisition is the second bold blockbuster purchase by Wipro this year; they bought HealthPlan Services in February for $460 million.

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Deal Spotlight – Special Counsel Acquires D4

Another eDiscovery provider is acquired by one of the largest legal staffing firms in the US. Special Counsel, Inc. (“Special Counsel”), a provider of eDiscovery and legal staffing services, announced its acquisition of D4, LLC (“D4” or the “Company”), a provider of eDiscovery litigation support. Special Counsel is a unit of the Switzerland-based Adecco Group AG, a $25 billion revenue global staffing firm.

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Clearsight’s Seay Honored as new Advisory Council Member at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business

Dallas, TX , October 4, 2016 – Clearsight Advisors Co-Founder and Managing Director, Gretchen Frary Seay, has been appointed to serve on The Advisory Council for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.  Council membership consists of individuals whose stature and accomplishments in the business world contribute significantly to the global awareness and reputation of the school.  Ms. Seay joined the Advisory Council effective September 1, 2016.    Continue reading

Accenture Acquires DayNine, Marking One Final Step Toward Complete Consolidation of the Original Workday Boutiques

It was announced last week that Accenture will acquire DayNine Consulting, one of the leading global Workday (NYSE: WDAY) services boutique partners. The deal not only represents another move by Accenture to become one of the top enterprise cloud services providers in the world, but it also marks a final step towards complete consolidation of the original Workday services ecosystem. Continue reading