Projekt202 has acquired ORAAtlanta, GA, (September 14, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that projekt202, LLC, has acquired ORA Interactive. FOCUS represented projekt202 in this transaction.

Dallas based projekt202 is a leader in experience driven software strategy, design and development with a unique and established methodology for understanding people in context. ORA is an award-winning user experience and digital product studio based out of Chicago.

“Our team is extremely excited about this new stage of growth,” said Mike Kelly, CEO of ORA and newly-named General Manager of projekt202 Chicago. “Joining projekt202 allows us to help clients in the Chicago market improve their customer and employee experiences across all the potential moments in the digital journey.”

Said projekt202 CEO David Lancashire, “Last year, businesses around the world reached a crucial tipping point, as more than half of all people accessing the web did so via mobile devices rather than using their desktops. The ORA team’s deep strengths in mobile enable us to further support our clients at this very important touchpoint. We’re proud to welcome ORA to projekt202.”

Manan Shah, FOCUS Partner and IT team co-leader added, “We were tasked to assist projekt202 in assisting with their geographic expansion via acquisition. Chicago was an important market in that regard and this combination will now allow projekt202 to significantly scale their presence in this important market.”

George Shea, FOCUS Partner and IT team co-leader commented, “Ora is a terrific fit for our client. The company’s great reputation, creative team, location, and cutting edge technologies used in all of its innovative application development projects match up well with projekt202’s business model and future vision.”

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