IDC Expands Service Offerings to Include Advice on Acquisitions and Other Structural Business 

Stockholm – March 25, 2011 – IDC is now pleased to offer its customers in the IT and telecoms industry consulting services for acquisitions, mergers, outsourcing, and business processes. To meet this demand, IDC has hired two industry leaders — Peter Sörensen and Mattias Johansson.

Sörensen and Johansson both have corporate finance backgrounds, with experience at several Scandinavian investment banks. For more than 15 years, they have provided advisory services to publicly listed and private companies such as funding strategies, IPO preparations, valuations, acquisitions, and divestments.

"The combination of financial expertise and IDC's deep industry knowledge, we believe, gives our customers a greater opportunity to find suitable partners both from an industry perspective and from a financial point of view," said Nils Molin, managing director, IDC Sweden. "IDC's international network, covering more than 70 local offices around the world, is also a component that gives us a unique ability to serve our clients' needs in an optimal way."

IDC is one of the world's largest research firms in the IT and telecoms sector, with more than 1,000 analysts who follow the trends and forecasts of more than 100 geographical markets.