DecisionPoint Advises Solve100 on Acquisition by Wipfli
Charlotte, NC; February 15, 2022 – DecisionPoint, a leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies, announced today that its client, Solve100, a Chicago-based data analytics and application development firm, has been acquired by Wipfli LLP, a top 20 accounting firm with more than 100,000 clients. In addition to Solve100, Wipfli acquired the application development and data analytics firm Waypoint.
The two companies bring a combined 25 years of broad capabilities in data analytics and application development. Their experienced technical prowess will support Wipfli by helping clients make data-driven decisions and realize untapped potential in their businesses while growing Wipfli’s national footprint and enhancing its technical offerings.
Wipfli specifically initiated relationships with Solve100 and Waypoint knowing their teams had increasingly focused on creating data analytics and business intelligence services. Their drive to intimately understand their clients’ businesses aligned with Wipfli’s own culture of using creativity, discipline and proven processes to deliver results today while anticipating tomorrow’s demands.
“We all recognize that data is an asset with untapped potential,” said Ken Kortas, technology consulting practice leader at Wipfli. “Many of our clients are looking to understand how their data can inform their future growth and sustainability. That’s where we can help. Adding Solve100 and Waypoint innovation and digital consultation skills to our Wipfli team deepens the bench to support all of our clients.”
“We offer a better way to aggregate disparate information, and report, analyze and visualize complex data through business intelligence, or data analytics,” said Greg Woodard, principal at Solve100.
“Together with Wipfli, we offer development expertise to build governance around clients’ data. This enables us to build solutions informing data-driven decisions, and offer integrations, connections and customizations that address unique needs.”
Helping businesses through managing and interpreting data is integral to the future. Both Solve100 and Waypoint moved to join Wipfli because the firm understands the power data holds to help its clients succeed and grow.
“Data is more abundant than ever before, but organizations struggle with planning, managing and visualizing that data in a way that provides insights,” said Brendan McGuire, managing partner at Waypoint Consulting. “We help all types of clients discover, develop, and deploy data and analytics solutions in ways that improve operations, reduce risks and drive profitability.”
The combined companies bring more than 50 associates into the Wipfli team, which now numbers more than 3,100 associates in the U.S., India and the Philippines. These are the 11th and 12th firms to join Wipfli in the past three years.
Solve100, based out of Chicago, offers business intelligence, data analytics, machine learning and predictive analytics solutions to the healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, food service/manufacturing and distribution/logistics industries. DecisionPoint Advisors, based in Charlotte NC, which offers merger and acquisition consultancy for middle-market technology companies, represented Solve100 in its transaction.
About Wipfli LLP
With more than 100,000 clients and 3,100 associates, Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. In 2030 Wipfli turns 100, but in many ways, we feel like we're just getting started. Business today is more fluid than ever. Helping firms achieve their goals takes imagination, discipline and a process that delivers results today while anticipating tomorrow's demands. That's Wipfli.
DecisionPoint is a unique leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies and their venture capital investors in the software, services, cleantech, biotech, healthcare IT and communication sectors. For additional information on DecisionPoint, visit www.DecisionPointINT.com.
For further information, contact: Andy Agrawal, Managing Partner; (704) 756-2184; firstname.lastname@example.org