EKS&H Expands Consulting Services with Acquisition of Infolink Consulting

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Acquisition enables EKS&H to provide clients with comprehensive business intelligence, predictive analytics, performance management, data integration, and software training solutions.

EKS&H LLLP has announced that it has acquired Infolink Consulting, a technology company that implements valuable information delivery and business analytics solutions. Infolink, based in Denver, CO, will be integrated with EKS&H’s current Business Technology Services offering, an essential part of the EKS&H Consulting group. Infolink Managing Partners Bob Tinglestad and Tim Deskin are joining EKS&H Consulting partner Sean McBride to lead the Business Technology Services group.

Infolink has extensive experience building and directing business analytics and data integration departments for major organizations in a variety of industries including education, hospitality, distribution, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, oil and gas, and the public sector. The company has been recently recognized for its growth both locally by the Denver Business Journal, and nationally by Inc. Magazine.

“At EKS&H, we are driven to help our clients grow and succeed, leveraging high quality business strategies,” said Bob Hottman, CEO of EKS&H. “The acquisition of Infolink Consulting fits perfectly into that model. Their approach to client service and the solutions their highly-talented professionals provide will fit in seamlessly with the opportunities we offer our clients.”

Business technology is constantly changing and it impacts how we live and work in countless ways every day; EKS&H is continually adding to and evolving its suite of consulting services to meet clients’ technology needs. New services now offered by EKS&H as a result of this acquisition include:

  •     Business intelligence - reporting, dashboards, and predictive analytics (using the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence product suite and SPSS Predictive Analytics suite)
  •     Performance management - planning, forecasting and analysis solutions (using IBM Cognos TM1, Cognos Disclosure Management, and Cognos Planning)
  •     Data integration - data warehousing, architecture and quality services (using the Informatica product suite)
  •     Software training, including customized IBM Cognos training

These solutions will immediately complement the technology strategy planning, software advisory, and infrastructure managed services solutions currently offered by EKS&H’s Business Technology Services Group. Combining the talents of these two practices gives our clients’ access to over 40 experienced, full-time business technology consulting professionals.

“We are truly excited to be a part of the EKS&H team,” said Bob Tinglestad and Tim Deskin. “At Infolink we strive to be recognized as trusted advisors to our clients and appreciate the opportunity to join forces with an organization who shares that goal with their own clients.”

Bob Forbes and Adams Price of Forbes Mergers and Acquisitions, a leading transaction advisory firm, represented EKS&H on the acquisition. Concerning the deal, Adams remarked, “My hat is off to the EKS&H team who did a great job with pinpointing the core capabilities and culture that would best meet their ambitious strategic plan. We were pleased to find a company that matched so well. EKS&H and Infolink joining forces is truly an instance where one plus one really does equal three.”

Advising EKS&H in the process was attorney, Matt Perkins of Davis Graham and Stubbs, the premier law firm working in M&A in the Rocky Mountain West. “A well-respected organization, EKS&H is an extraordinary public accounting and business advisory firm with exceptional people,” said Matt. “We were honored to represent them in this strategic acquisition.”

The Business Technology Services Group at EKS&H focuses on enabling businesses and organizations to reach their goals through the efficient and effective use of technology. EKS&H advisors offer deep industry experience, a collaborative approach, scalable solutions, proactive guidance, and a business focus that is comprehensive and assists our clients in realizing the full strategic potential of their technology investments.

About EKS&H
EKS&H is a Colorado-based public accounting firm providing audit, tax, and consulting services to clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in sustained growth since we began more than 35 years ago. Currently, we have the largest number of CPAs of any firm based in the Rocky Mountain region. We have more than 500 employees, including 56 partners, in three offices. We are ranked as the 45th largest U.S. firm in 2014 by Accounting Today and have been named a Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal, Great Places to Work Institute, and Fortune Magazine.

For more information please contact Laurie Herlihy at 303.740.9400 or lherlihy(at)eksh(dot)com.

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