RCM Technologies, Inc. was a microcap public company with several thousand shareholders of record, 32 market makers, but no analyst following and a cheap stock price.  It had a small engineering contracting business ($30 mm revenue) which was nicely profitable but had no top-line growth.  The Consortium was a fast growing IT staffing business.  Acquest convinced the owners of The Consortium to combine with RCM via a stock swap.  The combined companies created buzz in the market, RCM’s stock price jumped 8-fold in the next two years and it went on to make 22 additional acquisitions and reach peak annualized revenues on the order of $400 mm.