Accenture (ACN) to Acquire Salesforce Solutions Provider New Energy Group
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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire New Energy Group, an Italy-based company specializing in Salesforce solutions. The move solidifies Accenture as a leading provider of Salesforce capabilities in Italy and Spain and strengthens the company’s overall global footprint, market-leading technology capabilities and deep industry experience. Through its Cloud First agenda, Accenture is the leading provider of end-to-end, high-standard cloud strategy and technology consulting, as well as cloud application implementation, integration and management services for enterprise clients.
Once the acquisition is completed, New Energy Group’s professionals will join the Accenture Cloud First Applications team, which delivers cloud services for Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Google, Pegasystems and other “pure play” cloud technologies. As part of the deal, Accenture will acquire all New Energy branded organizations including the New Energy Salesforce services team in Italy, the New Energy Salesforce services Aborda team in Spain and the digital services team Mind in Italy. In addition, Accenture will also acquire Bit2win, New Energy’s suite of products and solutions based on Salesforce. Bit2win enables companies to transform their front office with simple, agile and digitally-enabled sales solutions.
“We continue to invest in our Cloud First agenda and expand our capabilities in Europe, as evidenced by our agreement to acquire New Energy Group, which will reinforce Accenture’s position as a leading provider of Salesforce capabilities in Italy and Spain,” said Saideep Raj, Managing Director, Cloud First Applications, Accenture. “By integrating New Energy Group’s people and assets with ours, we will grow the best cloud talent in Europe and around the world to provide clients with unmatched cloud services and digital capabilities. As a result of this acquisition, Accenture will continue to lead in the new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service.”
Accenture continues to grow and strengthen its position as a leading enterprise cloud services provider. Accenture was one of the first global companies to establish a strategic alliance partnership with Salesforce and today has leading capabilities in Salesforce with more than 3,700 unique certified professionals. Upon close and after combining with New Energy Group, Accenture will add to its global team another 200 certified professionals from Italy and Spain, with more than 300 Salesforce certifications.
“We are proud to be joining Accenture and combining our skills and innovative approach with the global scale of Accenture. Our focus on cloud and digital transformation will be empowered and will offer our clients unmatched opportunities to realize the full potential of the ‘As-a-Service’ economy. Our Bit2win software suite will be enhanced by Accenture’s industry expertise and its global investment and network of businesses,” said Giuseppe Mammola, chief executive officer, New Energy Group. “We have always been excited by change and now we are joining forces with Accenture for a new challenge – to provide leading and innovative solutions in a cloud world.”
In October 2015, Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas, a leader in cloud advisory and technology services specializing in Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow, in the US and CRMWaypoint in the Netherlands in January 2016, which followed previously acquired Salesforce solution providers, Tquila UK and ClientHouse the previous year.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Completion of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
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