Navigant purchases Boulder-based Pike Research company

By: Steve Tuesday July 10, 2012 0 comments Tags: Clint Wheelock, Navigant, Pike Research, William Dickenson

BOULDER - Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today it has added to its energy-sector market intelligence and industry report capabilities with the acquisition of Pike Research in Boulder.

With the publication of more than 100 reports each year, the Pike Research team develops market sizing, forecasting and segmentation for new clean technology markets, analyzes the structure of emerging value chains, provides competitive intelligence and bench marking services and assesses demand for new products.

"Pike Research has become a highly-respected provider of clean technology and emerging energy technology market intelligence, and we are excited to add the team's expertise to our portfolio," said William Dickenson, managing director and leader of Navigant's Energy practice.

"Their smart grid, renewables and clean tech capabilities augment our current offering and allow us to more comprehensively assist utilities, public agencies, energy technology companies and other energy industry clients in evaluating and developing the clean and smart energy technologies and product strategies necessary to succeed in today's dynamic environment."

Pike Research was founded in 2009. Chicago-based Navigant has offices in four countries - Canada, China, Singapore and the UK - and in 21 states.

"We are pleased to join the Navigant team, which creates an expanded foundation for growth of our market intelligence offerings for the global energy industry," said Clint Wheelock, Pike's founder and president, who joins the merged companies as managing director.

"As part of Navigant, we're able to offer a broader spectrum of best-in-class research and analysis and expand the breadth and depth of Navigant's clean technology consulting services."

Additional details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Navigant is a specialized global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities.

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