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Accenture buys Asbury Park e-commerce solutions firm

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Asbury Park-based e-commerce solutions company Media Hive has been purchased by Accenture, the professional services company announced Monday.

Media Hive, which provides cross-channel commerce strategy, will become part of Accenture Interactive, focusing on Salesforce Commerce Cloud implementations and delivery of best-in-class commerce experiences, Accenture said in a news release.

“Becoming a part of Accenture Interactive will provide the ability to bring our all-star technical talent and strong retail client relationships together with Accenture’s scale and leading industry expertise,” Vince Santo, Media Hive’s president and chief operating officer, said in a prepared statement. “Our team is thrilled to join Accenture, as it provides a unique opportunity for the team to grow and continue to drive value for our clients.”

Media Hive, which was honored as the Demandware 2016 North America Delivery Partner of the Year, has provided top luxury retailers with transformational commerce work, it said, including Shiseido Group, Hanna Andersson, Lucky Brand, Citizen Watch Co. of America and more.

Media Hive, founded in 2003 by Thomas McGee and Greg O’Keeffe, also has an office in Brooklyn.

Media Hive was represented by the law firm of Seward & Kissel LLP, led by partners Jim Abbott, Jim Cofer and Anne Patin, and financial adviser Tom O'Shea of Bentley Associates.

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