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Leading M&A Software Provider, eknow, Inc., Adds Two Firms to Its Global Partner Program


eknow, Inc., the innovative developer of industry-leading Merger & Acquisitions solutions that facilitate faster, more effective corporate M&A activity is delighted to announce its newest partner members, Progressive Practices and Abyss Program Management.

“eknow is leading the migration to purpose-built software solutions that improve the overall results of corporate M&A activity. It is also our goal to significantly grow our M&A ecosystem by partnering with experts in all facets of M&A. Having access to a broad range of M&A expertise will benefit not only our clients but the global M&A community as well,” said Alan Croll, eknow CEO. “We are delighted to officially welcome Progressive Practices and Abyss, as we have known the principals for many years,” he added.

Progressive Practices, based in Phoenix, AZ, works with organizations engaged in acquisition integrations to develop strategies that create value and achieve unprecedented levels of performance. Their “Beyond the Deal” approach enables an acquiring company to link both expense and growth synergies to build the core capabilities necessary for breakthrough strategic outcomes. They work to develop these capabilities during each phase of the acquisition process, both pre-deal and post-deal. This approach stands apart by making the acquisition a springboard for the new company to achieve quantum leap outcomes and strategic advantage. “Bringing together the power of eknow's Integrator with our 'Beyond the Deal' approach to integrations provides the engine for substantially cutting costly cycle times while realizing extraordinary gains and forging new opportunities," said Jay Chatzkel, Principal, Progressive Practices.

Abyss Program Management LLC, based in Dallas, TX, is a global program management consulting practice founded in 2010 and provides expertise in M&A Integration planning and execution, Integration Management Office design, Risk Management, Governance, Management of Change, Human Resources, Facilities Services integration, Operational Due Diligence, Playbooks, Business Process Integration and Optimization and Technology Integration. Abyss consultants have worked in over 20 countries on 5 continents and managed portfolios of programs with annual revenue in excess of $10B.

The AbyssPM philosophy is based on a three-point approach of providing early results, knowledge transfer and self-sufficiency. They work with the client to develop their own center of excellence with sustainable capabilities, thus freeing them of dependency on consultants. “eknow Integrator is our tool of choice for M&A execution, and coupled with AbyssPM consulting capabilities, we can absolutely improve our clients' results,” said Dave Berry, Managing Partner at Abyss.

About eknow Integrator

Integrator's unique design and automation make it the easiest-to-use, lowest-risk, and most cost-effective platform to execute M&A, divestitures and reorganizations. Clients can begin using the system immediately with no IT resources and little or no training for most users. Even the smallest program teams can now easily manage and track far more teams, plans, contributors, data, documents, and results – across multiple simultaneous acquisitions – with vastly less effort.

About eknow, Inc.

eknow, Inc. is the Arlington, Virginia-based leader in mergers & acquisitions automation software solutions. eknow solutions have been helping companies simplify and accelerate the execution of the full M&A life cycle and increase returns from M&A, divestitures, restructuring, and major corporate strategic initiatives since 1999.

For more information, please contact Larry Dell at

eknow, Inc.
Larry Dell, 703-875-0650

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