Gaming testing and licensing firm GLI Group has acquired Public Knowledge LLC, a management consultancy to government agencies in a move which, it said, will expand and complement its government consulting services.

Public Knowledge is a national management consulting firm that helps government agencies solve challenging and difficult problems and thrives in complex environments. They do this by providing planning, procurement, and implementation services primarily to health and human services agencies.

The company will continue to operate under its brand name, and customers can expect a “business-as-usual” approach while also being able to leverage the GLI Group’s customer service and culture of social responsibility.

GLI President and CEO James Maida reiterated that the firm has completed multiple strategic acquisitions that strengthen its reach in three key areas: testing and certification, IT security, and government consulting services. “Recent acquisitions such as SeNet, NMi, and Bulletproof further enhanced our global gaming and cybersecurity offerings,” he said. “Now, the acquisition of Public Knowledge complements and provides additional bandwidth to our government consulting business.”

Public Knowledge CFO Kristin Sparks said: “We are very excited about the infrastructure and efficiencies that a large organization like the GLI Group will bring to Public Knowledge.”

Stacey Obrecht, Public Knowledge Professional Practice Officer added: “Public Knowledge has seen consistent growth over the last six years because our current clients ask for more support. We are proud of our long-term client partnerships and look forward to the ability to scale faster to meet our clients’ needs with support from the GLI Group.”