Accenture Completes Acquisition of Gestalt, LLC, Defense Consulting Firm Specializing in Mission-Support Services

RESTON, Va.; Jan. 3, 2008 -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Gestalt, LLC, a privately held defense consulting firm based in Camden, New Jersey, that provides mission-support services to the U.S. Department of Defense. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Gestalt provides mission-critical command and control systems and solutions that help defense organizations achieve systems interoperability and collaboration, allowing information systems from separate branches of the armed services to share battlefield information in support of joint military operations.

Gestalt also provides services related to modeling and simulation, advanced decision-support technologies, energy-management solutions, and tactical collaborative networks. Its clients include the U.S. Armed Forces, DoD/Joint Forces Command (JFCOM/J7/JNTC), and regional power grid management organizations.

“Accenture and Gestalt joined forces through this acquisition to offer a wide range of services and proven methodologies to defense organizations,” said Eric Stange, managing director of Accenture’s U.S. Defense practice. “From helping prepare our armed forces for combat, to maximizing the efficiency of their supply chain, to energy management, to delivering critical military information from multiple data systems, the capabilities we offer defense clients will help them meet their vital mission goals and achieve high performance.”

Gestalt’s approximately 250 employees are expected to join Accenture’s Public Service operating group as part of Accenture National Security Services. The closing of the Gestalt acquisition follows Accenture’s other recent defense acquisitions, including MAXIM Systems, Inc., and George Group Consulting LLC.

About Accenture

Accenture National Security Services LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, the U.S.-based business of Accenture, and delivers innovative solutions to the U.S. government defense and classified markets. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 175,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is

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