Harris Williams & Co. Advises JAWOOD the Sale to Strategic Buyer Genpact Limited

February 7, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of JAWOOD, a national business process solutions and IT consulting firm that specializes in providing experience-driven solutions to healthcare payers, to Genpact Limited (Genpact) (NYSE: G). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to JAWOOD.  The transaction closed on February 6, 2013, and was led by James Clark, Geoff Smith, and Jacques Fu from the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group along with Sam Hendler from the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

“As evidenced by the acquisition of JAWOOD by Genpact, the dramatic and ongoing changes in the US healthcare system create significant opportunities for leading business process management  and technology companies to leverage their expertise across new, high-growth sectors,” said James Clark, a managing director in Harris Williams & Co.’s HCLS Group.

“JAWOOD’s specialized expertise serving Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated companies combined with its proprietary software and solutions uniquely position the company to serve healthcare payers,” said Geoff Smith, a director in Harris Williams & Co.’s HCLS Group.  “The company provides critical and difficult-to-obtain skills and knowledge that have become increasingly important as payers navigate the rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem.”

Headquartered in Bingham Farms, MI, JAWOOD provides consulting and technology services including strategy, planning, execution, implementation, test data creation and testing tools to healthcare payers.  Since 1989 JAWOOD has been providing solutions to its clients, including some of the largest marquee healthcare organizations across the country.  JAWOOD is listed on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. and employs over 400 professionals.
Genpact, a global leader in business process management and technology services, leverages the power of smarter processes, smarter analytics and smarter technology to help its clients drive intelligence across their enterprise.  Making technology more intelligent by embedding it with process and data insights, Genpact also offers a wide range of technology services.  Driven by a passion for process innovation and operational excellence built on its Lean and Six Sigma DNA and the legacy of serving GE for more than 15 years, the company’s 60,500+ professionals around the globe deliver services to its more than 600 clients from a network of 74 delivery centers across 20 countries supporting more than 30 languages.