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CHILDS Advises CSI Companies in its Acquisition of Anteo Group

Atlanta, GA, September 12, 2013 – CHILDS Advisory Partners (“CHILDS”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to the CSI Companies in its acquisition of Anteo Group, an Atlanta-based IT Staffing firm. The 11-year old firm, annually recognized as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in Atlanta, will continue to operate under the Anteo name, which is well established in the Atlanta area.

Dave Phillips, Director at CHILDS Advisory Partners, said “we were thrilled to work with CSI’s senior management team and vetted a number of great companies. Anteo’s culture and service offerings align nicely with CSI’s and we are delighted to assist in CSI’s growing footprint in the United States”.

“We carefully evaluated a wide variety of firms nationwide for our first acquisition,” said Rafe Sanson, CEO of The CSI Companies. “Anteo Group has a talented and experienced team, well-established client relationships with Fortune 500 companies and a company culture that mirrors what we have built here at CSI.”

This is the first acquisition for The CSI Companies, which has experienced rapid organic growth annually and has expanded to more than 150 employees with locations throughout the Southeast and Texas. The purchase of Anteo gives CSI a presence in the Southeast’s largest market, where several CSI clients have locations. Furthermore, Anteo’s partnership with CSI increases the recruitment bandwidth for Anteo’s national client base.

Anteo Group was founded by Dion DeLoof in 2002 and is located in Midtown Atlanta. Prior to starting Anteo Group, Dion completed 10 years with Allegis Group Inc. which included a six-year term in Europe as Director of European Operations as well as roles including European Division Director, Engineering Services and Director of U.K. Operations, IT Services. Dion will continue to manage the day-to-day operations and client delivery for Anteo Group.

“This was a great opportunity for Anteo to partner with another growing IT firm and expand our recruiting resources for our clients,” said Anteo President Dion DeLoof. “I am truly excited about what this partnership means to our employees, our candidates and our clients.”

The acquisition combines two growing IT staffing departments and further strengthens CSI’s IT staffing capabilities nationwide.

About The CSI Companies
The CSI Companies was founded in 1994 and consists of specialized solutions in three distinct divisions: CSI Professional (administrative, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing & logistics), CSI Tech (IT staffing support across a wide range of industries) and CSI Healthcare IT (healthcare application solutions for health information systems). CSI is recognized on Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ annual list, recognizing the top one percent of all staffing agencies in North America for service excellence.

CSI is a member of RECRUIT, the 5th largest staffing company in the world.

About Anteo Group
Anteo Group specializes in IT staffing and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Anteo Group works with Fortune 500 companies as well as local leaders across a variety of industries. The company has been recognized in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Top 20 Best Places to Work”, Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Hot 100”, and the Inc. 5000. Find out about Anteo Group at




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