Sikich IB advises 4i in acquisition

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Deerfield, Illinois-based predictive analytics firm 4i will join global data and analytics solution provider Fractal Analytics

CHICAGO — June 2, 2017 — Sikich Investment Banking served as the exclusive sell-side adviser to 4i Inc. a predictive analytics firm based in Deerfield, Illinois, in its acquisition by Fractal Analytics, a global data and analytics solution provider.

“This deal offers important strategic benefits for both firms,” said Rick Herbst, partner-in-charge of Sikich Investment Banking. “Together, 4i and Fractal Analytics will be able to strengthen their positions in the dynamic analytics and artificial intelligence space. We are excited to have worked closely with two innovative companies to facilitate this important transaction in this growing market.”

Sikich Investment Banking offers mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory services. The team has experience across industries, including health care and life sciences, technology, manufacturing and distribution, and consumer and retail.

“We feel fortunate to have had Sikich Investment Banking working alongside us throughout this transaction to guide us through the implications of each decision from initial meetings through diligence and closure,” said Eugene Roytburg, managing partner at 4i. “Sikich was a true partner and strategic confidant.”

4i offers growth consulting, customer insights, and predictive and optimization analytics services to companies across industries, including consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals. 4i will function as a subsidiary of Fractal Analytics but will retain its name and maintain full operations in all of its offices.

“As an entrepreneur experiencing our first transaction, it was invaluable to have Sikich as our trusted advisor along this journey,” said Lana Klein, managing partner at 4i. “Sikich truly appreciated all that we put into developing our company, and their proficiency and understanding facilitated this mutually beneficial outcome.”

Fractal Analytics offers a wide range of analytics services, including business intelligence, customer insight, marketing and pricing for companies in consumer packaged goods, financial services, insurance, retail and more.

Deal terms were not disclosed.

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