TAMPA, Fla. (May 13, 2010) – Tribridge (www.tribridge.com), a leading U.S.-based IT services and business consulting firm, today announced the purchase of privately-held Mercatus Group LLC, a managed services firm catering to the needs of healthcare providers. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Mercatus is known for comprehensive technology and consulting services designed to improve the overall performance of a healthcare provider practice. These services range from project-oriented consulting to ongoing outsourced support including practice automation, billing optimization, electronic health records and daily operations.
“The Mercatus acquisition is an ideal example of our continuing strategic focus on the rapidly evolving healthcare market,” said Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge Chairman and CEO. “Our clients look to us to provide cost-effective solutions that help them streamline operations and provide quality, timely patient care."
The Mercatus team will continue to offer its full range of services solutions. Future plans include augmenting the expertise and resources of both companies to create expanded choices in services and available technology solutions for all customers.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to see our two companies come together,” said Chris Joseph, CEO and founder of Mercatus. “Tribridge’s established practice in Chicago, supported by the firm’s national footprint, will give our clients access to an impressive array of new services and healthcare expertise without missing a beat on their current plans. I’m looking forward to great things in the years to come.”
With a combined customer base of more than 350 clients in the health and life sciences sector and an award-winning support team, Tribridge is well-positioned to capitalize on the expected growth of healthcare and IT managed services over the next decade.
Founded in 1998, Tribridge is a national IT services and business consultancy dedicated to helping customers become more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. From software selection and implementation to technology infrastructure design and support, Tribridge's 300+ professionals leverage a unique combination of industry expertise, technical proficiency and proven service methodology to create an exceptional customer experience and promote a solid return on IT investments. Tribridge serves more than 2,000 customers throughout the United States and has been formally recognized by top companies like Microsoft as a worldwide leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and other web-based solutions and services. www.tribridge.com.