8K Miles Software Services, Ltd., the leading provider of secure cloud managed services for highly regulated industries and enterprise IT business transformation solutions -- announced today that the Company’s US-subsidiary 8K Miles Software Services, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cornerstone Advisors Group, LLC., a leading US healthcare information technology company, for $10,250,000 (Ten Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand US Dollars) inclusive of earn-out payments as a combination of cash and stock from the 8K Miles US-subsidiary. This acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in quarter ending March 31, 2017.

Cornerstone Advisors Group, LLC is a privately held firm based in Georgetown, Connecticut. Cornerstone Advisors Group provides executive level Information Technology Advisory, Consulting, and Implementation services to the healthcare provider industry. Cornerstone partners with every client in order to drive meaningful change, add value and maximize return on investment by delivering Company’s Consulting and Technology Implementation Services to leading US Healthcare providers. Cornerstone’s vast areas of expertise include: Population Health and ACO Enablement, Physician and Post-Acute Care Integration, EMR Selection and Implementation, Strategy Definition and Total Cost of Ownership Planning, Compliance, Change Management, and Value Realization.

Once completed, the acquisition of Cornerstone will further strengthen the 8K Miles position as a Partner, Consultant and Technology Solution Provider to Healthcare clients in the U.S. Cornerstone’s Consulting and Advisory Services, which includes a broad range of assessment, planning, and management offerings to help IT, Clinical, and Executive Leadership of Healthcare clients to establish a shared agenda, align IT strategy with business and clinical objectives and to fully capitalize on the Organization’s investment in technology. Such integrated CxO level relationships of Cornerstone with their clients coupled with 8K Miles’ Digital and Cloud solutions in Healthcare vertical – is a step forward in providing business solutions to large clients on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Cornerstone has an active base of nearly 50 of the industry’s leading US healthcare delivery organizations.

Suresh Venkatachari, Chairman & CEO of 8K Miles said, “With the acquisition of Cornerstone we will add more than 50 top healthcare experts, consultants and practice directors in the U.S. with deep domain knowledge in Healthcare Information Technology services. Our existing Cloud and Security platforms coupled with Cornerstone’s management consulting, healthcare IT implementation and advisory services – would enhance 8K Miles compelling value proposition for diversified group of healthcare clients in the U.S. Also, this acquisition strengthens our position as a thought leader in Healthcare Information Technology services. We foresee significant opportunities (post integration) in cloud managed services, secured cloud solutions and strategy consulting to Executive Leaders in Healthcare vertical”.

Keith Ryan, Founder and Managing Principal of Cornerstone Advisors Group, LLC. added, “We are extremely excited to join forces with 8K Miles. The synergistic opportunities between our respective organizations enable Cornerstone Advisors to expand our portfolio in meaningful ways ultimately driving value to our clients. 8K Miles’ world-class, Cloud Managed Services and technology solutions blended with Cornerstone Advisors’ Healthcare Information Technology Advisory and Implementation expertise -- will create a unique and comprehensive suite of services for the Healthcare Delivery market. Senior leadership and entire team of Cornerstone looks forward to solidifying this relationship and delivering extraordinary value to our collective Healthcare clients”.

"This acquisition will strengthen 8K Miles in our continued effort of expanding healthcare practice in the U.S. We will be able to deliver 8K Miles Cloud Solutions to a large group of healthcare customers to assist them to optimize their EHRs effort, manage data effectively and to improve patient care by reducing healthcare costs.” said Shibu Kizhakeveilayil, President of 8K Health Practices.

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