NU Online News Service, March 29, 2005, 4:45 p.m. EST

The outsourcing arm of Benefitdecisions Inc., Chicago, has scooped up the New York-based U.S. operations of Black Mountain Management Inc., New York.[@@]

Black Mountain sells benefits consulting and international human resources consulting services to high-tech firms, large financial institutions and other employers. The firm began serving the New York market in 1994 and branched out to serve employers in Asia and Europe in 1998.

Benefitdecisions says it is acquiring the U.S. Black Mountain operations to expand its operations in the human capital outsourcing industry.