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Aquent Acquires Content Design and Development Firm Sakson & Taylor

Aquent Acquires Content Design and Development Firm Sakson & Taylor

Boston, MA (February 24, 2006) — Global professional services firm Aquent announces the acquisition of Sakson & Taylor, a leading content design and development firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The acquisition creates the largest database of content design and development experts worldwide and gives Aquent even greater access to qualified talent and expertise to meet the needs of technology companies.

“Increasingly, companies are recognizing the power of content,” says John Chuang, Aquent CEO. “By combining the services and the customer bases of both organizations, we can now provide even greater proficiency in content design and development staffing, projects, and managed services. Sakson & Taylor’s thought leadership in this area, combined with their strong relationships with leading technology companies, makes them a great addition for Aquent’s current network of technology customers.”

“The culture fit between the two companies is ideal,” adds Sakson & Taylor founder Donna Sakson. “Both are entrepreneurial in practice and philosophy, are privately held, and have been industry leaders for more than twenty years. Equally important is that both companies focus on caring for employees while providing clients with highly innovative, technology rich solutions.”

The new unit will be known as Sakson & Taylor, an Aquent company, and will be headquartered in Seattle, Wash., with branches in Boise, Idaho; Fort Collins, Colo.; and Portland, Ore. Cheryl King Berry, Sakson & Taylor’s COO, will continue to be responsible for the growth and success of the business.

“Aquent and Sakson & Taylor bring together the best combination of talent, technology, and resources for our clients,” said Berry. “The reason we have been so successful in the niche of content design and development is that we realize the value we offer—we help our clients understand the importance of content in realizing their business goals. Now we have more capabilities to help clients succeed in this area.”

About Aquent

Aquent is a global professional services firm that delivers staffing, consulting, and outsourcing solutions for marketing and creative services, IT, and healthcare. Through a network of more than seventy offices in sixteen countries, Aquent matches contract and full-time professionals with client companies worldwide. The company is headquartered in Boston, Mass.

About Sakson & Taylor

Sakson & Taylor, founded in 1985 by Donna Sakson, is a leading content design and development firm, offering services for content development, learning, Web solutions, and knowledge management. The company provides global and scalable content solutions focused on creating competitive advantage for our customers. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Wash.


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