UK: Smith & Williamson Advises On The Sale Of IMGROUP To Hitachi Consulting Limited
Last Updated: 30 June 2014

Smith & Williamson has completed the sale of specialist information management and business intelligence consulting firm Information Management Group (IMGROUP) to Hitachi Consulting Corporation, the global management consulting and IT services business of Hitachi Ltd.

IMGROUP is a multiple award-winning analytics, data insight and information management consultancy and the 2013 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for the United Kingdom.

IMGROUP's expertise across information management, business intelligence, advanced technologies and cloud technologies will strengthen Hitachi Consulting's ability to deliver solutions in the growth and rapidly evolving area of Big Data Analytics.  The acquisition will immediately expand Hitachi Consulting's European presence, particularly in the United Kingdom.

Phil Parr, President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting said: "We are very excited about the acquisition of IMGROUP.  This is an outstanding consulting business with excellent business intelligence & analytics solutions.  They have a proven track record for designing and implementing innovative information management strategies and technologies for large enterprise clients".

Nakis Papadopoulos founder and CEO of IMGROUP said: "The experience and expertise of the Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance team was invaluable.  They delivered on what they promised at the outset, a director led team that supported us at every stage. They were a pleasure to work with and their calm and considered approach was key in securing a positive outcome to the transaction".

The Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance team was led by Martyn Fraser.

  • Sector(s):   IT Services/Business Consulting
  • Deal:           Sale
  • Buyer:         Hitachi Consulting Corporation

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