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PwC buys 50% stake in Belgian internet company

PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced the acquisition of 50% of Evisor, an internet services company based in Belgium.

Evisor specialises in development and implementation of websites and web-enabled business applications. According to PwC, the agreement will allow it to offer a full range of e-business solutions by bringing together its deep understanding of business process and system integration with Evisor?s IT, design and media skills.

Bill Bound, European e-business Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services, said: ‘E-business is more and more on the executive’s agenda – it has become an integral component to any successful business plan. This is the latest in a series of investments we are making in new market entrants and is a further agreement which builds on our e-business capabilities from front-end web design to back-office systems integration. It is critical that we have this offering for those organisations who want to become truly e-business. ‘

Evisor plans to employ 200 people by 2002 and both organisations aim to employ 350 consultants dedicated to e-projects.

Evisor is an internet services company, founded in 1998 by Lode Vandermeulen and Jan Teblick and the venture capitalist company Arkos Invest. Headquartered in Haasrode (Belgium), Evisor today employs around 40 staff members: IT specialists (programmers, IT architects, projectleaders) and Media specialists (Information designers, graphic designers, web marketing consultants).

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