Red Hat



Planning Technologies

, an Atlanta-based infrastructure consulting firm, in a stock swap valued at $47 million.

Red Hat will account for the acquisition as a pooling of interests. Planning Technologies' current clients include


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and a variety of government agencies.

Red Hat, a Linux operating system distributor, said Planning Technologies has more than 200 engineers and consultants.

Shares of Red Hat, which is based in Durham, N.C., remained unchanged at $6.75 in


trading this afternoon.