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CHILDS Advises Io Consulting in its Sale to Golden Gate Capital

Atlanta, GA, December 12, 2012 – CHILDS Advisory Partners (“CHILDS”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Io Consulting, Inc. (“Io Consulting”), in its sale to Golden Gate Capital ("Golden Gate").

Io Consulting provides integrated and comprehensive services for Human Capital Management, Financial Management and Campus Solutions projects within the higher education market. The Company is one of only a few firms 100% focused on Oracle products for higher education.

Io has participated in some of the largest, most complex projects in the higher education sector over the past 15 years.

Steve Kish, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Io Consulting, said, “We’re excited about the partnership with Golden Gate. Their track record of investing in companies to create growth over a long period of time is what interested us. We’re looking forward to serving the higher education market for years to come.”

Don Holbrook, Director of CHILDS Advisory Partners, commented, “Io is one of the leading consulting firms serving the higher education vertical. With the resources from a firm like Golden Gate, Io will be able continue to scale and be a key player in the industry.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Io Consulting

Io Consulting provides services that include strategic planning, enterprise wide implementations, portal development and upgrades. The Company has been serving the higher education market since 1996.

About Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is a leading private equity firm with $12.0 billion in committed capital under management. Golden Gate partners with world-class management teams in a variety of industries, including Software and IT Services, Financial & Business Services, Electronics, Industrials and Security.



About CHILDS Advisory Partners

CHILDS Advisory Partners provides exceptional investment banking services to high‐performing business services and technology companies. Our unique combination of global sector focus, process excellence and strength of team allow us to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. Collectively, our senior bankers have executed over 450 M&A and financing transactions. CHILDS is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a registered broker‐dealer.

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