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Knox & Co. advises NTT Data International, L.L.C., on its acquisition of the Revere Group


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Westport, CT, December 2,
2005 – Knox & Co., and its subsidiary, Knox Securities Corp. (“Knox & Co.”), a leading investment bank for middle-market and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, announced today that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to NTT Data Corporation (“NTT Data”) in connection with the majority acquisition of The Revere Group, Ltd., by NTT Data’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NTT Data International, L.L.C. The Revere Group, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Chicago, is a business consulting and IT solutions consulting firm. Its service offerings include IT Management Consulting, Enterprise Applications and Process Redesign, Project Management and IT Strategy, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Custom Applications and Integration, Supply Chain Management and Outsourcing. The Revere Group has over 300 employees with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, Charlotte, Orlando, Bangalore India, and Singapore. As a trusted advisor, The Revere Group helps clients improve business and IT alignment.

In order to broaden its IT service capabilities for customers in North America, NTT Data has been increasing its overseas resources. The Revere Group’s expertise in ERP-related projects and skills in the manufacturing, finance and health care verticals will enable NTT Data to provide total systems integration solutions to its customers in the United States. NTT Data considers the acquisition of Revere as a significant step toward its goal of becoming a global leader in business and IT consulting. Knox & Co. worked with NTT Data to develop its U.S. acquisition strategy and provided full M&A advisory services to NTT Data in connection with the majority stock purchase transaction. Michael Baisley, Managing Director with Knox, was lead banker on this transaction. He was assisted by Yuko Tani, Vice President with Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Knox & Co.’s co-advisor to NTT Data. Transaction value was not disclosed.

Knox & Co. is an investment banking, consultancy and advisory firm specializing in two complementary advisory disciplines: Investment Banking and Corporate Reorganization. The firm undertakes assignments throughout North America and, when necessary, abroad. Knox & Co. conducts its securities-related business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Knox Securities Corp., member NASD. In addition, the firm enjoys strategic alliances with major Asian financial institutions, including Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd. Knox and its alliance partners specialize in Japanese and Chinese cross-border transactions and, as a group, have more than 100 M&A professionals around the globe.

Knox & Co. (www.knoxandco.com) has advised on more than 150 middle-market merger and acquisition and financial advisory assignments since its inception.

Contact:
Michael Baisley
203-226-6288 (x118)
mbaisley@knoxcorp.com

 
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