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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR), one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of SiriusDecisions, a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm for $245 million in cash, subject to adjustment.
The completion of this acquisition enhances Forrester's ability to help business and technology leaders take decisive action and make the far-reaching changes needed to compete in the age of the customer. The combined value of Forrester's strategic expertise and SiriusDecisions' operational capabilities will help leaders know what they should do, why they should do it, and how to do it.
"We're excited to welcome our SiriusDecisions colleagues into the Forrester family," said George F. Colony, Forrester's chairman and chief executive officer. "We are now laser-focused on seizing on the opportunities this acquisition has created that include cross-selling services to our respective client bases, extending the Sirius Way into new roles, and accelerating international and industry growth."
As previously noted, the addition of SiriusDecisions is expected to add approximately $100 million to Forrester's revenue in 2019 on a pro forma basis and is expected to be $0.10 to $0.20 accretive to Forrester's 2019 pro forma EPS.
For more information on the acquisition, read George F. Colony's blog post.
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In addition, there are significant risks and uncertainties relating to Forrester's acquisition and ownership of SiriusDecisions, including the representations and warranties provided by SiriusDecisions and the indemnifications by the sellers of SiriusDecisions are limited in the definitive transaction documents, and, as a result, the assumptions on which its estimates of future results of the business have been based may prove to be incorrect in a number of material ways, which could result in an inability to realize the expected benefits of the acquisition or exposure to material liabilities; using debt to finance, in part, the acquisition will substantially increase Forrester's indebtedness; and the inability of Forrester to successfully integrate the operations of SiriusDecisions and realize anticipated benefits of the acquisition. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any of the forward-looking statements contained herein. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on Forrester's future results.
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