Public Knowledge Deal Sees GLI Expand Govt. Consulting Services

Gaming research and licencing company GLI Group has purchased Public Knowledge LLC, a government agency management firm in a transaction that, it said, would extend and complement its government consulting services.

Public Knowledge is a nationwide management consulting company that helps government agencies address difficult and challenging issues and succeed in complex environments. We do this by providing services mainly to health and human services organisations for planning, recruitment and implementation.

The company will continue to operate under its brand name, and customers can expect a “business-as-usual” approach while leveraging the customer service and social responsibility culture of the GLI Group.

GLI Chairman and CEO James Maida confirmed that the organisation has completed several strategic acquisitions that expand its presence in three key areas: testing and certification, IT security and government consulting services. “Recent acquisitions such as SeNet, NMi, and Bulletproof further enhanced our global gaming and cybersecurity offerings,” he said. “Now, the acquisition of Public Knowledge complements and provides additional bandwidth to our government consulting business.”

Public Knowledge CFO Kristin Sparks said: “We are very excited about the infrastructure and efficiencies that a large organization like the GLI Group will bring to Public Knowledge.”

Stacey Obrecht, Public Knowledge Professional Practice Officer added: “Public Knowledge has seen consistent growth over the last six years because our current clients ask for more support. We are proud of our long-term client partnerships and look forward to the ability to scale faster to meet our clients’ needs with support from the GLI Group.”