Monday, May 17, 2010

Navigant Consulting Acquires Daylight Forensic & Advisory

CHICAGO, May 17, 2010 - Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) announced today that it has acquired Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, an international regulatory consulting and investigative firm specializing in financial investigations, AML consulting, regulatory compliance, forensic technology services, and fraud risk management. Combining Daylight Forensic & Advisory’s industry expertise with Navigant’s Disputes and Investigations practice creates a significantly enhanced global investigative service offering, and reinforces Navigant’s strong New York presence.

“This combination is clearly a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts,” said William M. Goodyear, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navigant. “Daylight’s market leading expertise in corporate investigations and compliance around AML, FCPA and fraud risk management, combined with Navigant’s deep forensic accounting capabilities, creates a comprehensive offering in the global investigations and compliance space. This combination comes at a critical time for our clients who are facing increasing regulatory pressure and risks associated with global business transactions.”

Daylight Forensic & Advisory is headquartered in New York City and the majority of their 65 consulting professionals are based there. Daylight Forensic & Advisory was founded in 2006 by Ellen Zimiles, Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph Spinelli, Chief Operating Officer. Zimiles has more than 25 years of litigation and investigation experience, including 10 years as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York. She is a leading authority on AML programs, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, fraud control and public corruption matters.

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