HP to Purchase Knightsbridge Solutions

The company says the move will expand its business intelligence and information management capabilities.

Hewlett-Packard announced Dec. 12 it will acquire Knightsbridge Solutions for an undisclosed amount within the next 30 days.

Knightsbridge is a Chicago-based services company focused on the information management areas of business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration and information quality.

Knightsbridge has 700 employees in offices across the United States and in London who will be fully integrated into HP Services within HPs Technology Solutions Group following the merger, said officials of Hewlett-Packard, based in Palo Alto, Calif.

"Recognized for excellence and innovation, Knightsbridge advances HPs leadership position in delivering business intelligence and data warehouse solutions," John W. McCain, HP Services senior vice president and general manager, said in a statement.

"Together, the two companies provide our customers with a world-class portfolio of information management solutions," McCain said.

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"Combining Knightsbridge with HP represents a huge advantage for our collective customers and partners," Roderick S. Walker, president and CEO of Knightsbridge, said in the same statement.

"By combining our business intelligence expertise with HP Services, we believe we can deliver more complete end-to-end information management services for our clients than either firm could have accomplished on its own," Walker said.

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