PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has announced its intention to acquire Linkbynet, French leader in cloud services specializing in cloud optimization and managed services, cloud transformation and cloud security. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
Founded in 2000, Linkbynet is a cloud native solutions provider based in Saint-Denis, France, with additional offices in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Singapore and Vietnam. The addition of a team of more than 900 highly skilled professionals, who hold 400 certifications from major cloud providers such as Alibaba, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, would further enhance the global capabilities of Accenture Cloud first.
“The acquisition of Linkbynet would be another strategic step in strengthening our Accenture Cloud first Said Karthik Narain, Global Head of Accenture Cloud First. “The talented team at Linkbynet would bring deep cloud and engineering specialization, managed services, sophisticated technology tools and cybersecurity intelligence.”
Supported by an investment of $ 3 billion over three years, Accenture Cloud first is a multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals delivering unmatched cloud expertise, industry cloud solutions, ecosystem partner capabilities and assets to help customers derive greater value from the cloud at speed. and to scale.
Olivier Girard, Head of Market Unit for Accenture France & Benelux, said: “Entire sectors have been challenged not only to reinvent their customer experience, but also their core offerings, while imagining new business models. for the future. With consulting and digital transformation experience in cloud implementation, security, management and optimization, the Linkbynet team brings essential skills that would help Accenture customers adopt emerging technologies and evolve them throughout their company for strategic agility in a difficult business environment. ”
Patrick and Stéphane Aisenberg, co-founders of Linkbynet declared: “We are proud to be one of the leading French players in the native cloud and a pioneer in synergistic models between technological transformation (adoption of the cloud), security and cloud services . The combination of Accenture and Linkbynet’s unique work culture, values and technical expertise would allow us to better support our clients’ digital projects across multiple industries while providing their organizations with the same exceptional levels of service and of resilience they expect. We are excited about the opportunity to join Accenture in helping businesses reinvent their businesses and rebuild themselves differently for the benefit of everyone – their customers and people to society at large. ”
Over the past 24 months, Accenture has made a number of strategic investments to expand and improve its cloud service capabilities. In France, this mainly concerns the acquisition of Gekko in June 2020 and Cirruseo in June 2019 and more recently in Europe the acquisition of Edenhouse (UK), Infinite (United Kingdom) and Cygni (Sweden).
Accenture invested nearly $ 1.5 billion globally in 34 acquisitions in its fiscal 2020 to acquire essential skills and capabilities in strategic and high-growth areas of the market.
The acquisition requires prior consultation of the relevant works councils and approvals from the competent authorities and would be subject to customary closing conditions.
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