Luminant Worldwide Corp., Dallas, a roll-up of Internet agencies and e-business providers, on April 3 finished integrating eight companies it purchased last year. Luminant said the integration took six months. Y&R Advertising sold its Brand Dialogue New York office to Luminant last year in exchange for a 20% plus stake in the company. Other ventures included in the roll-up were Align Solutions Corp., a Houston Web services and systems integrator; Free Range Media, Seattle, a Web site developer; interactive shops Integrated Consulting, Dallas, InterActive8, New York, and Multimedia Resources, Larchmont, N.Y.; Potomac Partners Management Consulting, Reston, Va., an e-commerce consultancy; and RSI Group, Dallas, a data processing company. As part of the integration, Luminant combined New York offices into one office in the Silicon Alley area. Other offices were relocated to the new Dallas headquarters.
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