Fairmount Partners Advises Collaborative Consulting in sale to CGI Group

Fairmount Partners acted as financial advisor to Collaborative Consulting, LLC in its sale to CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A).  Collaborative brings skills, experience and deep relationships in high-growth, in-demand IT services that improve usability, functionality and performance of digital technology and information management systems for its clients.  With a head office in Boston, MA and nearly 400 professionals, Collaborative generates annualized revenue of approximately $76 million.

About Collaborative Consulting

Collaborative Consulting designs, builds, and implements strategic and technology-driven solutions to create business advantage. Integrity is everything in our business, and solving highly complex business and IT challenges is our specialty. As a privately held, employee-based company, we have the integrity and focus on measuring results, not hours. With a focus on delivering higher value for your IT investment, our flexible, hybrid engagement model allows us to “right size” price and quality by combining highly-specialized onsite expertise with efficient, offsite US-based service delivery. The rural onshore solution center allows us to provide cost-effective development, testing and ongoing support; and full lifecycle solutions, including managed services for our clients.

About CGI Group Inc.

With 68,000 professionals serving clients from hundreds of locations worldwide, CGI is a leading IT and business process services provider focused on being a partner, employer and investment of choice.   The company operates through following segments: Canada, United States, Nordics, France, the United Kingdom, ECS and Asia Pacific. Its services include systems integration and consulting, application management, technology management, and business process services. It also provides end to end information technology and business process services to clients in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company was founded by Serge Godin and André Imbeau in June 1976 and is headquartered in Québec, Canada.

About Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners, headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, is a leading independent M&A advisor to the information technology (IT) and business services industry.  The firm specializes in advising middle-market growth companies with mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advice.  Fairmount has completed more than 185 transactions throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Fairmount Partners is a registered Broker Dealer, member FINRA (www.finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.org).

Principals of Fairmount Partners acted as advisors to Collaborative Consulting in this transaction.

Dick Thatcher

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