The Celerian Group Acquires JBS International


The Celerian Group, an organization of companies that provides various administrative, information technology, training and program management services to state and federal government agencies, and a division of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, recently acquired JBS International Inc., a Maryland-based organization. The acquisition adds expertise that complements the organization’s existing capabilities and expands the Celerian Group’s ability to offer even more wide-ranging, comprehensive technology and business management services to both the public and private sectors.

JBS has more than 30-years-experience providing a broad range of social science research, technical assistance and other mission execution services to the public sector. It specializes in addressing health and social challenges such as opioid addiction, HIV infection, immigration, education and issues related to aging. It also focuses on emerging trends in training medical providers, health systems reform, public health data exchanges, public health, behavioral health, social science research and information technology services.

Moreover, it has built its reputation on a broad offering of services such as data analytics, business process development, performance management, and strategic communications and creative services, including web and mobile development.

According to Bruce Hughes, president of the Celerian Group, strategic acquisitions such as this one demonstrate a commitment to exceptional customer value. He said, “Our customers come to us with complex business needs. Being able to more fully address those needs through one trusted business partner is cost-saving, simplifies the process and creates peace of mind that details are front and center.”

JBS will continue to be led by its co-founders and co-CEOs, Gail Bassin and Jerri Shaw. The company has 315 employees and will operate from its headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland, as well as maintaining existing offices in Burlingame, California and Atlanta, Georgia.

About Celerian Group

Celerian Group is an organization of companies with more than 50 years’ combined experience in government programs administration and is a division of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The group has a well-established reputation for operational excellence, which optimizes performance and reduces costs, thus delivering exceptional value for its customers. It provides federal and state government agencies, as well as private companies, support in business process outsourcing, information technology, data analytics, training and project management services. This expertise includes information technology, claims processing, customer services and social science research functions.

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