Award Winning Digital Creative Consultancy BGT to Join PwC US Transaction will combine BGT's digital strategy, analytics, creative, and technology capabilities with PwC's strengths in business innovation, customer experience, operations, and technology, resulting in powerful, holistic solutions to meet business challenges, from strategy through execution

NEW YORK and MIAMI, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced its intent to acquire substantially all the assets of BGT, a digital consulting firm with offices in Miami, FL and Chicago, IL.  Combining BGT's digital strategy, analytics, creative, and technology skills with PwC's Advisory business will strengthen PwC's already robust capabilities to help companies create an enhanced experience for its customers. The deal is expected to close in November.

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"BGT's team of seasoned professionals have helped some of the world's leading brands achieve a significantly enhanced customer experience, leading to increased sales and award-winning market recognition," said Tom Puthiyamadam, PwC US principal and a leader in PwC's Advisory practice, focused on helping companies across their customer journey. "Adding this powerful team to PwC's Advisory business builds on our ability to help senior executives across industries transform their business while driving growth, performance, and customer engagement across the entire front office."

BGT's current portfolio of market-leading clients will benefit from the pending transaction by gaining access to PwC's extensive range of business and industry professionals around the world. The acquisition reflects PwC's continued commitment to invest in building depth in areas that meet the needs of its clients, addressing their most pressing business challenges with innovative solutions, from strategy through execution.

"We view this transaction as an important milestone in our evolution as a leading creative and strategic digital consultancy," said David Clarke, CEO and co-founder of BGT. "By joining PwC, we will bring incredible opportunities to our people and our clients. PwC shares our commitment to providing skills-enhancing growth and development opportunities to our client service professionals, and PwC's global reach will allow us to bring holistic, end-to-end business transformation to our clients. We look forward to joining one of the largest and most respected global professional services organizations in the world."

Financial terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.

About BGT

BGT, one of the oldest and largest independent digital consultancies in the world specializing in strategy and experience design, is known for solving complex business problems for the world's best brands. There are few companies in the digital space with BGT's historical success who can think it, measure it, create it, and deliver it. The secret to our success is simple; from day one, we have been fixated on our people. BGT knows that experienced, happy employees deliver inspired, high quality work. BGT has offices in Miami and Chicago and is a 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ad Age Best Place to Work. For more information, visit www.bgtpartners.com and follow @bgtpartners.

About PwC's US Advisory Practice

PwC's US Advisory professionals across consulting, deals and forensics create value for our clients by helping them address their most complex business issues, from strategy through execution.  We understand our clients' industries and unique business challenges, and look across the entire organization—focusing on strategy, structure, people, process and technology—to help clients build their next competitive advantage. PwC's global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals means that we can bring the right skills and capabilities to help our clients achieve success anywhere around the world. See www.pwc.com/us/consulting for more information or follow us @PwCAdvisory.

About PwC US

PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for.  We're a member of the PwC network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people.  We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.  Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/US.

Learn more about PwC by following us online: @PwC_LLP, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google +.

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