CAMDEN, N.J., June 27, 2005 — Gestalt, a business and information technology services firm providing strategic consulting and decision support technologies to the defense and energy and utilities industries, announced that it has acquired the Canadian division of leading energy and utility management consulting firm Barker, Dunn & Rossi, Inc (BDR). This transaction, combined with the acquisition of Barker, Dunn & Rossi in the United States late last year, brings together a team of seasoned energy and utility professionals whose members have provided technology and consulting services to companies in virtually every region of the United States and Canada. The newly formed unit will be named “BDR, A Gestalt Company.”
“We’re pleased to be a Gestalt Company,” said John McNeil, President BDR Canada. “We look forward to expanding BDR’s Canadian practice and capabilities, from offering services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business planning, and regulatory consulting to adding strategic planning, business process analysis and technical solutions.”
BDR’s Canadian clients will now have access to this expanded range of services through the Toronto offices of BDR. Collaboration with Gestalt and access to its technology expertise has recently brought BDR onto the Enbridge team which was recently awarded a significant contract from Hydro One for services related to the Smart Meter roll-out.
“This acquisition puts Gestalt in a great position to build on the success we’ve had and continue our strong growth in the energy and utility sector,” said William Loftus, President and CEO, Gestalt. “BDR is a team of experts that adds significant depth to our practice and gives us the ability to expand our North American and even International presence.”
This move marks the latest in a line of investments and personnel additions to Gestalt’s energy and utility practice over the past 18 months.
About Gestalt, LLC [ www.gestalt-llc.com ]
Gestalt is a business and information technology consulting and services firm that helps decision makers in the defense and energy and utility industries increase their return through the pragmatic application of state-of-the-art technologies to real business problems. Gestalt’s Energy and Utility Practice provides strategic business consulting and technology services both domestically and internationally to the sector.
Gestalt’s strategic services include business process analysis, market design and implementation, regulatory and litigation support, and international restructuring. Gestalt’s technology services include technology assessments and IT strategy development, solutions architecture and design, advanced integration services, and custom application development. Gestalt has offices in Camden, NJ, King of Prussia, PA, Orlando, FL, Marlborough, MA, Washington, DC, Hampton, VA, Jacksonville, FL, Joplin, MO, and Toronto, Canada.
About Barker, Dunn & Rossi, Inc.
BDR’s experience in highly specialized consulting areas includes: Agreements and Tariffs; RTOs, Transcos and ISOs; Regulatory and Litigation; Mergers, Acquisitions and Capitalization; and International Restructuring.