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CHILDS Advises ABeam in the divestiture of Catalyst

Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2011 – CHILDS Advisory Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to ABeam Consulting Ltd. ("ABeam") in the divestiture of Catalyst Development Ltd. ("Catalyst")

Background

ABeam purchased Catalyst in 2007 to build a globally integrated Capital Markets practice. Following the global economic crisis, new leadership in ABeam adopted a different strategy, building on ABeam’s core strengths around Asian clients and SAP consulting across industries. Catalyst is focused solely on management consulting offerings to Capital Markets clients.

About ABeam

ABeam Consulting provides business transformation services that create strategic advantage, improve business  processes, leverage technology innovation, and enhance organizational performance for leading multinational and domestic companies worldwide. ABeam partners with clients to diagnose and solve their real challenges with solutions that combine industry and operational best practices with technical expertise. Pragmatic approaches ensure that clients gain measurable value more quickly. Headquartered in Tokyo, ABeam’s 3,500 professionals serve 700 clients in 21 countries. For more information, please visit www.abeam.com

About Catalyst

Catalyst is a specialist technology and operations consultancy working exclusively in Capital Markets, and is proud to number nine of the world’s ten largest banks among its clients.  Catalyst delivers technology and operations transformation programs, leadership development and program management, and has a specialist central counterparty clearing practice.  Catalyst’s unique approach combines deep technical and domain expertise with a proven organizational change approach. This leads to fast, resilient, business results.  For more information please visit www.catalyst.co.uk.

 

Greg Davis, Chief Executive of Catalyst, commented “It has been a privilege to be a part of the ABeam Group, with whom we have had a positive working relationship. However, in recent months we have both recognized that Catalyst’s core strategy of developing niche consultancy in capital markets does not fit with the overall strategy of the ABeam Group. Accordingly, we believe that now is the time for us to strike out on our own in order to concentrate on the exciting opportunities presenting themselves in our market sector.”

 

 

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