KPMG to acquire Beacon Partners, a healthcare consulting firm

Beacon Partners

KPMG is acquiring Beacon Partners, a healthcare consulting firm that offers strategic management, and clinical and information technology consulting services to healthcare providers.

Beacon Partners serves clients across all healthcare provider sub-segments throughout the U.S., and is ranked 15th on Modern Healthcare’s list of top healthcare consulting firms. The addition of Beacon Partners’ credentialed consultants will provide KPMG with broad-based capabilities in core provider business applications and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems. Additionally, new people will add critical skills to KPMG’s Operations Improvement team, supplementing its revenue cycle, performance improvement, clinical process improvement, business planning, ACO development, and analytics capabilities.

“Healthcare is among our firm’s strongest and most promising marketplace opportunities,” said John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG. “This acquisition will strengthen KPMG’s market position in this industry.”

Beacon Partners will mark the ninth acquisition KPMG LLP has made in the last seventeen months.

UPDATE: The acquisition has been completed on May 5th, KPMG has announced.