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London, 4th November 2008 – In a move to provide continuity and quality service to customers, Devoteam Group, one of Europe's leading IT Service Management (ITSM) systems integrators, announces its acquisition of TuringSMI’s UK Business Service Management operations.

The acquisition represents a significant step for Devoteam. It gives the company access to the largest pool of BMC ITSM expertise in the UK market place, ranging from business process consultancy and specialist sales advice, to operational delivery and global solution support, reinforcing its status as the UK’s largest BMC ITSM partner.

A leading provider of service management skills and solutions within the UK, TuringSMI brings an extensive blue-chip client base, excellent work methodologies and quality consultants, in addition to a first class reputation for solution delivery and support to Devoteam Group.

Commenting on the acquisition, Alan Greenberg, managing director of Devoteam UK said, "By welcoming the highly-trained consultants from TuringSMI - individuals who know the marketplace and our products, and who already have existing client relationships – the acquisition has significantly increased the depth and breadth of our coverage in the specialist ITSM market.

“With the acquisition of TuringSMI’s UK Business Service Management now complete, Devoteam is a stronger, more broadly based company than ever before, with a greater capacity to reach new customers while still providing enhanced solutions to existing customers. We look forward to delivering on the promise of this acquisition – to build value for our customers and provide a greater level of security to our employees."

Divisional director at TuringSMI, Ken Hastings, adds: “Having once been a direct competitor of Devoteam, TuringSMI boasted great synergy, with similar portfolios and comparable strategies and routes to market. We are confident that both staff and customers will experience a seamless transition.

“Furthermore, financial commentators believe that for the UK and other countries recession is inevitable, so the acquisition brings with it greater operational scale, without the hefty costs associated with expansion. This will enable Devoteam to better withstand the current economic climate and any competitor threats that may arise.”

Devoteam UK now has over 80 staff members, bringing the Devoteam Group total of ITSM focused employees to over 750, further strengthening the company’s commitment to the market and providing an outstanding platform for business growth. TuringSMI staff and customers have responded enthusiastically to the change and will be transferred to Devoteam UK in the next few weeks.


Claudia Kellermann / Mark Westaby
Portfolio Communications
0207 240 6959

REF: 08-148 DATE:04.11.08

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