Perficient Acquires IBM Smarter Commerce Division of Trifecta Technologies

  Perficient Acquires IBM Smarter Commerce Division of Trifecta Technologies

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ST. LOUIS -- May 8, 2014

Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), a leading information
technology and management consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large
enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has acquired
the IBM Smarter Commerce division of Trifecta Technologies (“Trifecta”), an $8
million annual services revenue business and information technology consulting
firm focused on IBM WebSphere Commerce solutions.

Perficient’s annualized revenues now exceed $450 million, and the transaction
is expected to be accretive to adjusted earnings per share immediately.

“We’re excited to add to our IBM commerce capabilities with the acquisition of
a talented team of commerce experts,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s chief
executive officer and president. “With this addition, Perficient has
strengthened our ability to deliver larger, more powerful commerce solutions
for our enterprise customers.”

“Today’s empowered consumers expect brands to provide a unified and consistent
experience across all channels – websites, kiosks, mobile phones and the
customer service center. Clients are under increased pressure to rethink their
commerce strategies to provide dynamic and compelling experiences on secure
and scalable platforms,” said John Jenkins, vice president of Perficient’s IBM
national business unit. “Trifecta’s exemplary IBM WebSphere Commerce expertise
and award-winning commerce offering enhance Perficient’s ability to deliver
comprehensive, fast, flexible and cost-effective omni-channel commerce
solutions to our clients, helping them transform the consumer relationship
through personalized experiences.”

The acquisition:

  *Deepens and expands Perficient’s existing omni-channel commerce industry
    business processes and best practices, which complements the company’s
    existing offerings;
  *Strengthens Perficient’s overall IBM partnership and capabilities by
    bringing extensive experience and intellectual property assets in the
    implementation, integration, migration, and hosting of IBM commerce
  *Adds more than 40 consulting, technology, sales and support professionals;
  *Adds client relationships with leading enterprise customers including
    BonTon, Cardinal Health, Carhartt, Perfumania, Sears Canada, Tandus,
    Varsity Wacoal, and many others.

Trifecta Vice President Kevin Doyle joins Perficient in a key leadership role.

“Perficient is highly regarded as one of IBM’s most established and capable
business partners,” said Doyle. “We’re thrilled to join the Perficient team,
combining our commerce expertise and experience with their wide-ranging IBM
capabilities to deliver high-value solutions.”

The closing consideration paid in the transaction is approximately $13.7
million and includes approximately $12.7 million in cash and approximately
$1.0 million worth of Perficient common stock (based on the average closing
price of Perficient’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market for the
30 trading days immediately preceding the acquisition closing date per the
terms of the acquisition agreement). This amount is subject to change based on
net working capital adjustments determined in the months following the closing

Perficient’s newly–expanded IBM Commerce team will be present at IBM’s 2014
Smarter Commerce Summit, held May 13-15 at the Tampa Convention Center. IBM’s
Smarter Commerce Summit is the global event for technology and business
leaders looking to transform business processes that help companies buy,
market, sell and service their products and services. During the summit, the
Perficient team will serve as a gold sponsor and have a presence in Booth G-1.
Experts will discuss how Perficient draws on its collective experience to
provide a complete marketing-to-fulfillment set of solutions that utilizes the
core features of the IBM Smarter Commerce Portfolio.

Randy Grigg, managing partner of Ridgecrest Advisors, advised Perficient on
the transaction in his capacity as a registered investment banking agent of
M&A Securities Group, Inc.

About Perficient

Perficient is a leading information technology and management consulting firm
serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America.
Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of offices across
North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India, and
China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve
productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers,
suppliers and partners, and reduce information technology costs. Perficient,
traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, is a member of the Russell 2000®
index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning “Premier
Level” IBM business partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold
Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, a Gold Cloud
Alliance Partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, and an EMC Select Services Team
Partner. For more information, please

About Trifecta Technologies IBM Smarter Commerce Division

Now in its third decade, Trifecta develops innovative, high-value web-based
business solutions using the latest eCommerce, cloud, web application and
mobile technologies. The IBM Smarter Commerce division of Trifecta is amongst
a select group of IBM Smarter Commerce Authorized partners, with a rich
history of helping clients achieve great success selling online. Trifecta has
offices in the technology corridor in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada and in Visakhapatnam, India. To learn more, visit

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Perficient, Inc.
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