Cap Gemini said it will combine Beechwood with its own telecommunications unit to create a joint division of 750 consultants, with expected 1999 revenues of $130 million.
The new division will be managed by Beechwood president and CEO Ron Ponder.
Clark, New Jersey-based Beechwood is an 11-year old firm with 400 employees and 4 regional offices. The company's customers include AT&T, Bell Atlantic/Nynex, and GTE. Beechwood's services include carrier to carrier interconnection, new carrier systems, post-merger IT consolidation, and IP network implementation.
Reporting an average annual growth rate of 43 percent during the past four years, Beechwood forecasts 1999 revenues of $80 million, up from $56 million in 1998.