Idea Acquired by The Gores Group
Jacksonville, FL (July 03, 2012): Idea, a leader in technology integration solutions, announced today its acquisition by The Gores Group, a global investment firm. Gores acquired Idea in a transaction that closed July 1 with Adecco Group North America, part of the world’s largest recruitment and workforce solutions provider.
As part of the Gores portfolio, Idea will be a standalone entity continuing to provide its core expert technology solutions in the key areas of digital strategy, marketing and design, application development and management, infrastructure support and services, and customer support. Idea will be headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
"Idea has established itself as a key provider of project based IT solutions and support services. We are excited about partnering with the Idea team in establishing an independent platform for growth and innovation," said Victor C. Otley, Managing Director for The Gores Group.
Idea also announced new leadership as part of the transition. Rebecca Rogers-Tijerino has been appointed President of the newly standalone company. Rogers-Tijerino, since January, was Idea’s senior vice president of application services overseeing the company’s largest group of IT solutions offerings including Digital Strategy, Marketing and Design, Application Development, Quality and Security Services, Application Portfolio Management and Modernization.
Rogers-Tijerino, said, "We are pleased to be part of The Gores Group. This is an exciting opportunity for the employees, clients, and partners of Idea to experience the benefits of a financially stable and operationally sound parent with the ability and expertise to invest in and pursue Idea's success in the IT solutions space. Not only am I confident in Idea’s continued growth and prosperity, but in our ever-improving opportunities to serve our clients and people."
Idea is a leading, global provider of innovative business and technology solutions. Idea’s industry expertise is focused on our clients’ needs to deliver full software development lifecycle and infrastructure solutions in several key areas of digital strategy, marketing and design, application development and management, infrastructure support and services and customer support. Our clients include a mix of Fortune 100, mid-market and public sector entities across a broad range of industries including Consumer Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Energy, Retail, Government, Hi-Tech, Industrial, Transportation and Media and Entertainment. For more information on Idea, please visit www.idea.com.
About The Gores Group:
The Gores Group, LLC is an investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.
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