Charlotte, NC; May 18, 2010 — DecisionPoint International, a global leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies, announced today that its client, Edgewater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGW, “Edgewater” or “Company”), a consulting firm that brings a synergistic blend of specialty services to its clients in the areas of business advisory, analytics, data management and technology, today announced it has completed an asset acquisition of Chicago-based Meridian Consulting International (“Meridian”). Meridian is a specialty solution provider of Oracle’s Hyperion Strategic Finance product (“HSF”) which encompasses strategic planning and forecasting, scenario modeling and mergers and acquisitions analysis.
The acquisition is expected to:
Expand Edgewater’s business advisory service capabilities to the Office of the CFO;
Create a full suite of Oracle enterprise performance management (“EPM”) offerings;
Solidify Edgewater’s geographical footprint in the Chicago/Mid-West area;
Be easily packaged with the Company’s other service offerings; and
Be accretive to earnings.
“The acquisition of Meridian continues the investment in our EPM-related service offerings and aligns with our product-centric service offering model. The addition of Meridian’s HSF capabilities strategically positions Edgewater as the only domestic company with the capability to provide the full suite of Oracle’s EPM service offerings. We anticipate that this acquisition will be immediately integrated into Edgewater-Ranzal, our existing Oracle EPM practice, and can be quickly leveraged for future growth,” stated Shirley Singleton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater.
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Meridian has delivered services to organizations across various vertical markets including Energy, Higher Education, Retail and Healthcare.
“We are proud of the organization we have built and are pleased to see that Edgewater recognizes the value our company brings to the table. Edgewater presents Meridian with a well established and highly regarded EPM service channel through which we can immediately expand our current business development activities enabling us to continue our growth story,” said Ricardo Rasche, one of Meridian’s cofounders. “We are eager to combine Edgewater’s existing EPM service offerings with our own and excited about the potential for new business opportunities that may arise as a result of our integrated service offering portfolio.”
About Edgewater Technology, Inc.
Edgewater Technology, Inc. is an innovative technology management consulting firm. Edgewater provides a unique blend of premium IT services by leveraging its proven industry expertise in strategy, technology and corporate performance management. Headquartered in Wakefield, MA, Edgewater goes to market by vertical industry and provides its clients with a wide range of business and technology offerings. For further information, visit www.edgewater.com.
About Meridian Consulting International
Meridian Consulting International is a global consulting firm committed to delivering implementation services, training and support to clients looking to develop long-term, strategic planning models. Meridian collaborates with senior corporate finance executives to help them drive the strategy for their company by building simulation models with powerful ad-hoc and scenario management capabilities. For further information, visit www.meridianconsultingintl.com.
DecisionPoint is a unique leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies and their venture capital investors in the software and services sectors. For additional information on DecisionPoint, visit www.decisionpointint.com.
For further information, contact: Doug Ellis, Managing Partner; (704) 248-1122; DEllis@DecisionPointINT.com.