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  • Integration & Autonomy: Common Traits of Successful Creative Acquisitions in IT Services

    Apr 23, 2019, by David McIntire

      In recent years, many IT services firms have been aggressively acquiring new capabilities in creative areas such as design. One of the key challenges they face in acquiring such firms is managing what can be a significant culture gap between the flexibility of small creative firms and the regimented, industrialized nature of a global IT services firm. Successful acquisitions strik[...]

  • BearingPoint Looks to Evolve Advisory Model Under New Managing Partner

    Dec 06, 2018, by Rachael Stormonth

      NelsonHall recently attended BearingPoint’s analyst event in Lisbon. As it starts its second decade with a new Managing Partner (Kiumars ‘Kiu’ Hamidian, only the second in the company’s history), the strategy that has served BearingPoint well in its first ten years is now evolving in ways that reflect significant developments in the nature of the consulting ma[...]

  • Capgemini: “In Shape and On the Move”

    Nov 01, 2018, by Rachael Stormonth

      We have delayed the publication of this event note until after Capgemini’s Capital Markets Day this week, when Capgemini confirmed its mid-term ambitions of 5-7% organic growth and an operating margin of 12.5-13%. “In Shape and On the Move” were among the first few words of COO Thierry Delaporte’s closing address at Capgemini’s global analyst and adv[...]

  • Atos: North America a Work-in-Progress

    Apr 18, 2018, by Rachael Stormonth

    NelsonHall recently attended the Atos global analyst event in Boston, where we were keen to get an update on topics including: Atos’ strategy for growth in North America, which has new leadership following a rather disappointing 2017 Recent developments and short-term priorities for offerings in the Digital Transformation Factory. It appears to us that, nearly three years af[...]

  • CSC to DXC Technology – Plus Ca Change…

    Oct 16, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      DXC Technology recently held an analyst day in the U.K., its first since being ‘born’ on April 1. It is still early days for this young organization and the integration continues (though there was little mention of this at the event). In its recent investor calls, DXC Technology has emphasized actions to strip out costs, apply financial discipline, and invest in next[...]

  • M&A in Largest IT Services Vendors: Mega Deals Dominated in 2016; 2017 Will See Investments Focus on Digital & Security Tuck-Ins

    Jan 17, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

    M&A activity in IT services is set to take a new direction in 2017. Here, I reflect on M&A activity by the largest IT services vendors in 2016, with its emphasis on mega deals, and look ahead to 2017, which is set to be the year of digital & security tuck-in acquisitions. Large M&As in 2016: IT Conglomerates and Defense Firms Divest IT Services Arms Large-scale M&am[...]

  • Dell Services: the Glue for "One NTT DATA" In North America

    Nov 03, 2016, by Dominique Raviart

    Dell Services is a strategic acquisition, though an expensive one Yesterday, NTT DATA Inc. closed its acquisition of Dell Services, seven months after its initial announcement. The acquired entity, now called NTT DATA Services on an interim basis, has some obvious benefits. For example, it: More than doubles NTT DATA Inc.’s revenues from $1.7bn to over $4bn Significantly s[...]

  • Teleperformance Forays into Interpretation Business with $1.5bn Acquisition

    Aug 23, 2016, by Ivan Kotzev

    On 22nd August, Teleperformance announced the acquisition of interpretation services provider LanguageLine Solutions (LLS) for $1.52bn. LanguageLine was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Monterey, California. In 2015 it had revenues of $388m and adjusted EBITDA of $147m, and the company is expected have revenues of between $400m and $450m in 2016. It has ~8k interpreters, 92% of whom&[...]

  • M&A Activity in 2015 (Part 1): $10bn to $15bn IT Services Vendors Drive Activity

    Jan 04, 2016, by Dominique Raviart

    Reflecting slightly improved macro-economic conditions, 2015 was an active year for M&A activity in the IT services industry. The largest acquisition - for some years - was that of IGATE by Capgemini. And there was a large number of small to mid-sized transactions. When analyzing this active M&A activity, several findings are striking: In spite of all the intensive discu[...]

  • M&A Activity in 2015 (Part 2): Few Vendors Acquire in Digital; IaaS Industry Consolidation Begins

    Jan 04, 2016, by Dominique Raviart

    This is the second of three articles examining M&A activity in IT services during 2015. Last time we looked at how M&A activity was being driven by $10bn to $15bn vendors. This time we take a look at M&A around newer service offerings and digital transformation. The firms that are acquiring capabilities in digital services are vendors in good financial health that have mostly alre[...]

  • Tech Mahindra's Transformation after Satyam: Telecoms Continues to be Main Area of Strength

    Jan 04, 2016, by Dominique Raviart

    It is three years since Tech Mahindra finalized its merger with Satyam, a challenging journey of 18 months, to diversify its client base from BT (29% of revenues in Q3 FY 2013), the telecom services overall and from Europe (its then largest vertical by far, representing 46% of revenues). At the Tech Mahindra indicated several ambitious targets for CY 2015: Reaching $5bn in annual revenues by[...]

  • Want to Succeed in Agile? Learn from Rugby!

    Oct 08, 2015, by Rachael Stormonth

    One recurring theme in recent conversations with CIOs has been their increasing interest in DevOps and their recognition of the importance of having the right culture. In fact, three C words: Culture, Collaboration, Communication. The general feeling is that if Agile is difficult, distributed Agile is challenging – and DevOps requires organizational rethinking. But, they agree[...]

  • CSC Splits into Two to Maximize Shareholder Value: Moves from Turnaround to Reinvention

    May 20, 2015, by Dominique Raviart

    CSC has announced a planned break up by October 25 2015 into two firms: CSC U.S. Public Sector (FY 15 revenues: $4.1bn) and CSC Global Commercial ($8.1bn, also includes non-U.S. public sector). See here for details: The announcement ends a long period of speculation over the posssible sale of CSC's North American Public Sector unit[...]

  • Atos Strategy Update: Bull and Xerox Acquisitions Examined, Indian Offshoring Still Work in Progress

    Apr 09, 2015, by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall recently met with the management of Atos to discuss the acquisitions of Bull and Xerox ITO and the progress being made by Atos in adopting Indian offshoring. Note that this meeting took place before Atos' Consulting & Systems Integration analyst day. Bull: Is An Expanded Portfolio Relevant? With its acquisition of Bull, Atos has acquired an IT firm with a significant level[...]

  • NelsonHall Remains Cautious about ITO Spending in 2015 Despite 40% Increase in Q1 Bookings

    Apr 08, 2015, by Dominique Raviart

    This week NelsonHall held its quarterly IT Outsourcing (ITO) Index webcast to report on the latest developments in ITO contract activity and present an analysis of spending activity for IT services, professional services (i.e. consulting and systems integration) and ITO. Background ITO Index data shows a steady (but non-linear) decline in Total Contract Value (TCV) from 2002 onwards. The lev[...]

  • Sopra Steria in 2015: Continued Strength in U.K., Challenges Elsewhere in Europe, and the Mystery of BPS

    Mar 30, 2015, by Dominique Raviart

    Sopra Steria has announced its financial results for 2014, focusing on its profitability performance (revenues were previously published in February). Our key takeaways from the announcement are discussed here. U.K. Will Continue to Outperform Other Sopra Steria Geographies in 2015 Sopra Steria U.K. had phenomenal growth in 2014 (+18.2% organically) to ~€859m. Profitability was high (ad[...]

  • Accenture to Acquire Agilex to Enhance Digital Capabilities and Agile Delivery for Federal Sector

    Feb 09, 2015, by Rachael Stormonth

    Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is to acquire Agilex Technologies, a privately-held provider of digital solutions for the U.S. federal government based in Chantilly, VA. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The acquisition will enhance Accenture’s digital capabilities in analytics, cloud and mobility for federal agencies. It also will add agile delivery expertise. Agilex br[...]

  • Tech Mahindra’s SOFGEN Acquisition Enhances Core Banking SI Capabilities and Drives Presence in Wealth Management

    Jan 16, 2015, by Andy Efstathiou

    Tech Mahindra has agreed to acquire SOFGEN to enhance its core banking systems integration (build, run, operate) capabilities. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of March. Swiss-headquartered SOFGEN is a specialist in Avaloq and Temenos platforms and also has capabilities in TCS BaNCS and Misys. SOFGEN has 450 employees, including >70[...]

  • EVRY To Be Taken Private by Apax Partners: Tieto Misses the Opportunity to Acquire a Company in Recovery

    Dec 08, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    EVRY has announced its largest shareholders, Posten Norgen and Telenor Business Partner Invest are to sell their shares (representing a combined 70.24% of capital) to Apax Partners. Apax Partners has secured an additional 3.15% of EVRY shares from Folketrygdfondet (Norway’s government pension fund) and is to launch a NOK 16 per share all-cash public tender. The tender values EVRY at ~$6[...]

  • IBM Aligns its SAP and Oracle Capabilities Around Mobility, Big Data and Cloud Computing

    Nov 12, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    IBM recently held its annual IBM Alliances event, focusing on SAP and Oracle (other major IBM-wide partners include Microsoft, Infor, Cisco, Juniper Networks and Citrix). IBM Alliances manages major relationships with technology vendors that cross several IBM service lines, e.g. GBS, GTS, Systems & Technology, and Software. Those seven major partnerships are significant and command ~15% of ove[...]

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