ACS Acquisition to Enhance Learning Solutions

May 18, 2006 ( - Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), a provider of business process outsourcing (BPO), has signed an agreement to acquire Intellinex, LLC.

Intellinex is an Ernst & Young LLP enterprise delivering and implementing the firm’s learning programs.  According to the announcement, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days, subject to regulatory approvals.

“We expect all of ACS/Intellinex’s customers, including Ernst & Young, will benefit from their combined knowledge and expertise,” said Mike Hamilton, Americas Chief Learning and Development Officer for Ernst & Young LLP, in the announcement. “[A]nd we believe this transaction will allow us to focus even more of our efforts on the development and implementation of world-class learning content and programs for our people.”

Ernst & Young has entered into a multi-year learning services agreement with ACS/Intellinex to use its technology and administrative training support, as well as its learning design, to facilitate the delivery of the training content developed by Ernst & Young to its people.

The acquisition will further expand ACS’ menu of human resource outsourcing BPO capabilities by adding learning solutions that include more than 50,000 hours of learning content and curriculums developed for 200 corporate clients and government agencies in North America and Europe. The company will also gain access to existing Intellinex clients, creating cross-sell opportunities for its additional BPO services.