USWeb/CKS today named a new head of worldwide business
development and continued its European buying spree with another acquisition.
The Santa Clara, California-based Web services and consulting firm
today said it is acquiring services provider Case Consult, expanding its European workforce to more than 550 employees in eight countries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Case Consult has more than 140 consultants in Belgium, Luxembourg, and
The Netherlands with expertise in training, Internet application design and
development, client/server technology, and data warehousing, the company said.
Case's partners include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Sybase.
Through the deal, Case Consult's Chief Executive Officer Jan Picavet will
become the USWeb/CKS executive
partner in Europe, in charge of the company's entire European operations.
Meanwhile, USWeb/CKS has named Keith Schaefer, former executive partner of
the Northwest region, head of the firm's worldwide business development.
Prior to joining USWeb/CKS, Schaefer cofounded Cybernautics, a Web site
design, marketing, and content company that USWeb bought in 1997.
Schaefer helped build Cybernautics into a national new media company
through deals with clients such as Turner Broadcasting, Viacom,
Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Netscape Communications, and Intel.
Since 1997, USWeb/CKS has acquired more than 30 U.S.-based companies, most recently turning its eye
toward European purchases.
In January, the company bought Sysicom, a French networking and computer
security products integrator.