FTI Consulting Completes Acquisition of Competition Policy Associates, Inc.
Highly Regarded Economic Consulting Firm Expands FTI's Expertise in Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions and Regulation
Annapolis, MD - January 6, 2006
FTI® Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of privately-held Competition Policy Associates, Inc. (“COMPASS”).
The purchase price was approximately $71.5 million, comprised of $45.8 million of cash plus 932,599 shares of FTI common stock valued at $25.7 million. The cash portion of the purchase price was financed by FTI from cash on hand.
The acquisition is expected to be additive to FTI's earnings per share for 2006 by approximately $0.04 to $0.08 per share, net of the effect of rapid amortization of intangible assets, and before any effect under FASB 123 (R) (which, as previously announced, FTI adopted as of January 1, 2006) of the issuance of stock options in connection with the employment agreements with the key principals.
The firm, rated one of the top competition economics consulting firms in the world, with offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, was founded by Directors Robert Willig, Janusz Ordover, Meg Guerin-Calvert, Jon Orszag and Peter Orszag. COMPASS' practice involves sophisticated economic analysis in the context of antitrust disputes, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and policy debates, and general commercial litigation across a broad range of industries in the US, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Three of its Directors were ranked in the list of the top 16 competition economists in the world in Global Competition Review.
About FTI Consulting
FTI is a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms when confronting critical issues that shape their future and the future of their clients, such as financial and operational improvement, major litigation, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory issues. Strategically located in 24 of the major US cities, London and Melbourne, FTI's total workforce of more than 1,300 employees includes numerous PhDs, MBA's, CPAs, CIRAs and CFEs, who are committed to delivering the highest level of service to clients.
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