Transaction adds wide set of digital capabilities to RGP’s solutions platform
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$RECN–Resources Connection, Inc., (NASDAQ: RECN), a multinational business consulting firm operating as Resources Global Professionals (‘RGP’), closed a transaction to acquire 100% of the equity of Veracity Consulting Group, LLC (‘Veracity’) for an initial cash consideration of $30.6 million, plus potential additional payments based on longer-term performance.
Veracity is a fast-growing, digital transformation firm based in Richmond, Virginia, that delivers innovative solutions to the Fortune 500 and leading healthcare organizations. Founded in 2015 by Bhadresh Patel, Jon Bohlman, Elisa Parkin, Joshua Lindsey, Rachel Adler and Matt Kumper, Veracity combines business-led digital strategy and design prowess with deep technology expertise, serving clients across four core capability areas – Strategy & Roadmap, Brand Experience, Workforce Experience and Customer Experience. Veracity achieved $21.4 million in revenue in 2018 which represents 58% growth over 2017.
The acquisition of Veracity is a powerful step in accelerating RGP’s stated objective to enhance its digital capabilities. Further, the combination allows RGP to offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions to its clients by combining Veracity’s customer-facing offerings with RGP’s depth of experience in transforming the back office.
Kate Duchene, CEO of RGP, said, “I am beyond thrilled to welcome Veracity into the RGP family. With its proven track record of helping clients solve problems using digital solutions, Veracity offers us an instant and credible foundation upon which to build our digital innovation offerings. Most importantly, the cultural alignment here is compelling and undeniable – at its core, Veracity is a people-first business, just like RGP.”
Bhadresh Patel, CEO of Veracity expressed equal enthusiasm for the transaction: “We see an exceptional opportunity to accelerate Veracity’s momentum to grow and scale while delivering combined value to our and RGP’s client base around the world.”
Veracity will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGP. The Veracity brand and operations will remain intact, and the company’s leadership team will work in close partnership with RGP to scale healthy growth for Veracity in the coming years.
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RGP is a global consulting firm that enables rapid business outcomes by bringing together the right people to create transformative change. As a human capital partner for our clients, we specialize in solving today’s most pressing business problems across the enterprise in the areas of Business Transformation, Governance, Risk and Compliance and Technology and Digital Innovation. Our engagements are designed to leverage human connection and collaboration to deliver practical solutions and more impactful results that power our clients, consultants and partners’ success.
RGP was founded in 1996 to help finance executives with operational needs and special projects created by workforce gaps. Our first-to-market, agile human capital model disrupted the professional services industry at a time when traditional talent models prevailed. Today’s new ecosystem for work embraces our founding principle – quickly align the right resource for the work at hand with a premium placed on value, efficiency and ease of use.
Our pioneering approach to workforce strategy uniquely positions us to support our clients on their transformation journeys. With more than 3,800 professionals, we annually engage with over 2,400 clients around the world from more than 70 practice offices. We are their partner in delivering on the future of work. Headquartered in Irvine, California, RGP is proud to have served 86 of the Fortune 100.
The Company is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the exchange’s highest tier by listing standards. To learn more about RGP, visit: http://www.rgp.com. (RECN-F)
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Kate Duchene, Chief Executive Officer