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November 08, 2000
Accenture Appoints Global Head to Drive Mergers & Acquisitions Initiative

Ex-McKinsey Principal to Lead Strategy & Business Architecture Practice

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 8, 2000 -- Accenture today announced the appointment of Pat Anslinger as the firm’s Global Head for Mergers and Acquisitions. Anslinger’s is the first outside appointment of the six global leads for the new Strategy and Business Architecture practice.

The Strategy and Business Architecture practice focuses on senior executives’ agendas. In addition to M&A, the Strategy and Business Architecture practice will concentrate on corporate strategy – managing large corporations in the eEconomy, operating strategy, and the distinctive needs of entrepreneurial enterprises including strategies for start-ups, eMarketing strategy and the strategic impact of emerging technologies.

Before joining Accenture, Anslinger was a founding and lead partner in the North America Corporate Finance Strategy Practice for McKinsey & Co where she worked with CEO’s and senior management on all aspects of M&A, portfolio restructuring, operational improvement, corporate finance, and corporate strategy.

Michael May, Global Head of the Strategy and Business Architecture practice said of Pat’s appointment, "I am absolutely delighted that Pat will be heading up our Mergers and Acquisitions department. She brings a wealth of experience as one of the premier consultants in the M&A field. This is a real coup for Accenture and our clients at a very exciting time in the firm’s history."

Speaking today, Anslinger said, "I am very much looking forward to the challenge of driving the practice forward through this momentous time in the new economy. I plan to combine Accenture’s strength in technology and e-business with capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs/spin-offs, and financial engineering. This powerful combination of leading-edge knowledge will help clients identify and capture more value in their business building activities. I believe that Accenture should be the premier firm in the New Economy. My aim is to help make sure we achieve this goal," she said.