Withum Adds IT Consulting Firm, Portal Solutions

Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown (FY16 net revenue of $147.1 million) has combined practices with the IT consulting firm Portal Solutions, expanding Withum’s digital services.

The deal will also add two partners and 31 other team members to Withum, along with Portal Solutions’ two offices, in Bethesda, Md., and Woburn, Mass. Withum has 14 offices and 900 staff members.

“We found the perfect match with Portal Solutions in terms of service expertise and culture,” says Withum MP and CEO Bill Hagaman in a statement.

Portal specializes in digital workplace systems, along with Office 365, Azure cloud technology, data analytics, business process automation and mobile development and security.

Portal Solutions CEO Daniel Cohen-Dumani will join Withum as a partner in its advisory practice. “Withum’s considerable resources will accelerate our expansion in data and analytics solutions, mobile development, security and risk assessment, managed services and modern business applications with Microsoft Dynamics 365,” he says in a statement. “It will also allow us to further expand our overall solution capabilities to offer packaged solutions, such as OneWindow Workplace intranet, in industries such as health care, professional services, non-profits, real estate, financial services and others.”

“Withum’s innovative mindset and value-added approach to servicing its clients was a big attraction to Portal Solutions,” says Allan D. Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the combination. “Although Portal Solutions was courted by many other Top 30 accounting and consulting firms, they felt Withum’s entrepreneurial culture and ability to grow in the technology area were major strategic advantages in their reaching a decision.”