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Alliance Consulting Launches Two Companies

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Consulting, a premier global business intelligence and application outsourcing provider, has launched two separate companies to better focus on their unique strengths and positions in the market. The two companies, Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, Inc., and Alliance Global Services, will continue to be majority owned by Saints Capital, a leading venture capital firm located in San Francisco, California.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Alliance Consulting, a premier global business intelligence and application outsourcing provider, has launched two separate companies to better focus on their unique strengths and positions in the market. The two companies, Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, Inc., and Alliance Global Services, will continue to be majority owned by Saints Capital, a leading venture capital firm located in San Francisco, California.

"This is the culmination of several years of work to strategically re-position Alliance to respond to our clients' need for more specialization and domain expertise from their consulting services providers. This change creates two highly focused operations with unique and differentiated value propositions," said former Alliance CEO, Anthony Ibarguen, who will now serve as Chairman of the Board of both companies. "Saints has also enabled more management and employee ownership, which will help the companies to attract and retain outstanding people in this competitive market."

Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, Inc. (ALSCG) will be a highly focused firm with over 210 people working in the Life Sciences industry to provide information management services to its growing client base. John Foley, former Executive Vice President of Alliance's Life Sciences sector, will become the new company's President and CEO. Alliance Life Sciences will be headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ.

"We believe that the launch of a separate corporate entity will enable increased concentration and targeted investment on our Life Sciences consulting services offerings. We will be able to sharpen our focus on our asset-based solutions, helping Pharmaceutical Manufacturers meet their business and compliance challenges regarding revenue and customer management," said Foley.

Alliance Global Services (AGS) will provide globally delivered software solutions to clients within targeted industries. AGS will focus on providing application development and integration services to clients, leveraging its hybrid global delivery methodology to ensure high value and high quality software solutions. John Castleman, a former Executive Vice President with Alliance, will now serve as the company's President and CEO. AGS will maintain its current headquartered location in Conshohocken, PA.

Castleman said, "This is an exciting move for both companies, our clients and the more than 500 employees of Alliance Global Services located across the United States and India. Our sharpened strategic direction will foster a clearer vision for how to better deliver compelling services to our client base. This will enable AGS to accelerate our growth and investment in our US and India-based operations."

Information on the companies can be found on the Alliance website at www.allianceconsulting.com, with separate websites coming soon. Contact information for the companies will remain the same; ALSCG's main phone number is 908-255-1900 and AGS's main number is 610-234-4301.

About Alliance Global Services

Alliance Global Services (AGS) is a leading provider of high quality, high value software solutions to the High-Tech, Information Services, Financial Services and Manufacturing and Distribution industries. AGS leverages its India-based CMM5 Development Center to offer clients a unique hybrid global delivery approach for solutions based upon Microsoft, J2EE, Open Source and internet technologies. The company is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania with more than 500 associates supporting its clients around the globe.

About Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, Inc.

Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, Inc.'s (ALSCG) information management and mission-critical software solutions help customers better understand and operate their businesses to improve customer relationships, create efficiencies, maintain compliance and align technology with business initiatives. The company currently works with eight of the nine largest global Pharmaceutical companies and several leading mid-tier Pharmaceutical, Bio- technology, Payer, Provider and Distributor organizations to deliver data management solutions specific to sales and marketing operations, managed care, regulatory, and research or development initiatives. The company's patented information management product, MDX(R), has received accolades from several independent research firms including AMR Research and the Aberdeen Group. Headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Alliance Life Sciences currently serves over 50 clients.

About Saints Capital

Saints Capital (www.saintsvc.com ) is a leading secondary direct acquirer of venture capital and private equity positions in emerging growth companies around the globe. Headquartered in San Francisco, with investment professionals in Europe and in Asia, Saints currently manages nine funds invested in over 100 private companies in the Technology, Healthcare, Consumer and Industrial sectors. The firm is co-invested with over 100 different investors including many top tier venture capital and private equity funds.

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