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Accenture Acquires Six Companies In One Month: Here’s The List
From big data and networking services to supply chain and cloud logistics companies, here are the six companies Accenture has bought over the past month to add to its 700,000-strong global workforce.
Accenture is on an acquisition pace rarely seen in the channel as the solution provider giant has unveiled its purchase of six companies over the course of one month, adding roughly 2,500 new employees to its already 700,000-strong global head count.
This massive acquisition spree from the $50.5 billion international company, ranked No. 1 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 list, sees Accenture acquiring a wide variety of IT companies from many regions across the globe—spanning big data and networking to sustainability and supply chain.
Accenture has acquired approximately 225 companies since 2013, with the goal of scaling via acquisitions unlike any other solution provider in the world in order to consistently add new capabilities, talent and customer opportunities at a rapid pace.
Accenture Acquisitions In The Past Month
Accenture Friday acquired Ergo, a data-driven business that helps customers leverage big data, analytics and artificial intelligence for decision-making. The Argentina-based company has 200 data specialists who will join Accenture’s Data & AI team within its Accenture Cloud First organization.
Earlier this week, Accenture also purchased Greenfish, an engineering and advisory services company specializing in sustainability consulting services. The Brussels-based company’s more than 270 employees will join Accenture’s Sustainability Services group.
In April, Accenture also completed its acquisition of U.K.-based sustainability consultant specialist Avieco. The company has over 60 employees in London who help customers manage and improve their sustainability performance.
Another acquisition from Accenture in April was network services standout AFD.Tech. The Paris-based company has a team of more than 1,600 employees who specialize in network engineering, operations and services around 5G and fiber.
On March 28, Accenture acquired digital engineering and operational technology capabilities from Trancom ITS, a Japanese logistics technology services provider. Nearly 200 engineers from Trancom ITS, which focuses on cloud-based logistics systems and optimizing warehouse operations with IoT and sensor technology, will join Accenture’s Industry X business in Japan.
Finally, Accenture kicked off its acquisition spree on March 24 by acquiring Alfa Consulting, which specializes in operations strategy in capital-intensive industries. The Barcelona-based company’s 52 consultants have joined Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations organization to help customers with end-to-end supply network visibility, supply chain segmentation, and sustainable and responsible supply chain strategies.
Accenture is one of the largest global solution providers in the world, specializing in professional services and digital, cloud and security technologies. The company serves customers in over 120 countries.
Accenture Has Exited Russia
As the solution provider powerhouse has looked to close on a massive six companies within just a few short weeks, Accenture recently discontinued its business in Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
The company’s move impacted 2,300 employees in the country. “Accenture stands with the people of Ukraine and the governments, companies and individuals around the world calling for the immediate end to the unlawful and horrific attack on the people of Ukraine and their freedom,” the company said in March.
In addition, Accenture has begun providing remote support services, such as Ukrainian language telehealth and settlement assistance, to the extended families of its Ukrainian employees affected by Russia’s invasion.
“While we do not have operations or people who work in the Ukraine, we have many Ukrainians who work for us, particularly in Poland,” said Accenture CEO Julie Sweet on the company’s financial earnings report in March. “For their extended families who are in Ukraine, we quickly put in place Ukrainian language telehealth and other remote support services. And for those family members who are leaving the Ukraine, we are providing the settlement assistance.”