FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm, announced that is has signed a merger agreement to acquire Attenex Corporation, an eDiscovery software provider. The total purchase price for the transaction is approximately $88 million in cash and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2008. After amortization of intangibles, the acquisition is expected to be neutral to FTI’s earnings per share in 2008 and accretive in 2009. Attenex Patterns eDiscovery software automates data processing and provides visualization tools for analyzing large amounts of electronically stored information (ESI). Attenex will be integrated into the FTI Technology segment.