CGI acquires HMB's professional services division

11 January 2021 2 min. read
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CGI, a Montreal-based global management and technology consultancy, has acquired the professional services division of Harris, Mackessy & Brennan, a Columbus, Ohio-based technology consulting firm.

Founded in 1994, HMB provides services and solutions in cloud migration, automation, and app modernization to clients in the public and private sector. The firm is a Microsoft Partner, with Gold competency in application development, application integration, cloud platform, and data analytics, among other areas.

HMB has more than 250 full-time consultants, with offices in Columbus, OH and Louisville, KY.

CGI’s acquisition of HMB’s professional services division will add 165 consultants and expand its footprint in the Columbus metro market. CGI has Ohio offices in Columbus and Cleveland.

CGI acquires HMB’s professional services division
The transaction will also add a deep commercial client portfolio, expertise in the utilities market, and a strong relationship with the State of Ohio.

“We continue to implement an established build-and-buy strategy that adds to our strength in the US,” said David Henderson, CGI president of US commercial and state government operations. “In turn, for HMB’s Professional Services Division and the clients they serve, CGI brings a robust intellectual property portfolio, a global delivery network with managed IT and business process services options, and added digital insights and consulting capabilities.”

In the US, CGI has nearly 13,000 professionals across 80 offices. The Montreal-headquartered public company has 76,000 employees globally and $12.16 billion in annual revenue.

“HMB’s Professional Services Division is highly regarded as a regional innovator with strong leadership and long-term client relationships,” added Bernie Mongilio, CGI Senior Vice-President and U.S. Great Lakes business unit leader. “By merging with the global reach and resources of CGI, the result for clients is a powerful combination that is expected to accelerate profitable growth.”

The company last year acquired TeraThink, a Reston,VA-based IT consultancy focusing on the US federal government. The March 2020 deal added 250 employees in the Washington, DC area.