SOURCE: Control Solutions International

June 26, 2008 15:25 ET

Control Solutions International Acquires Biz Consulting, Inc.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Control Solutions International, a leading global risk and control solutions advisory firm, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Biz Consulting, Inc., a Tokyo-based consulting firm.

Founded in 2006, Biz Consulting provides services in the areas of internal control (including Sarbanes-Oxley and "J-SOX"), internal audit, annual report support (preparation in accordance with Japanese or U.S. generally accepted accounting principles or IFRS), valuation and due diligence, as well as seminars and software tools.

Michi Sasano, executive managing director of Biz Consulting, will join Control Solutions Japan as a partner, working with Atsushi Kato, partner. Ms. Sasano is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Sophia University. She was a lecturer at Ohara accounting school and an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG prior to the establishment of Biz Consulting.

Frank Edelblut, CEO of Control Solutions, said, "One of our key strategic objectives has been to replicate globally the broad range of risk and control services that we've established in the United States. We have had great success building our Japan-based business by hiring great people, and this acquisition will continue the expansion of our presence in this key market. This is a strategic step that provides Control Solutions Japan with additional capabilities to serve its growing list of local clients as well as the international subsidiaries of Control Solutions' global clientele."

"We know Biz Consulting well, having worked together on a number of engagements," commented Atsushi Kato, "and we are excited about our continued collaboration as we deliver effective solutions to our clients. With the addition of Biz Consulting's capabilities and relationships, we look forward to increasing the breadth and depth of our service offerings in the Japanese market."

Edelblut noted, "Control Solutions will continue to grow organically as well as through acquisitions as we deliver on our commitment to serve our clients wherever they have operations around the globe. Our mission remains to anticipate our clients' needs and develop innovative solutions to help them manage their risk challenges through our traditional internal audit and regulatory compliance advisory services, as well as our IFRS, XBRL, and global responsibility and sustainability solutions."

About Control Solutions

Control Solutions is a leading independent internal audit, compliance, risk management and technology firm that provides a wide range of advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products globally. For more than 15 years, Control Solutions has been the trusted advisor to over 500 public, private, nonprofit and government clients. Our experienced professionals reflect our distinctive culture, placing the interests of our clients first and emphasizing integrity, commitment to quality, innovation and teamwork. For more information, visit www.controlsolutions.com.

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