Accenture Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

Accenture has acquired 192 companies, including 144 in the last 5 years. A total of 15 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Accenture’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Procurian for $375M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Navitaire to Amadeus IT Group SA for $830M. Accenture has acquired in 17 different US states, and 25 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (43%) and business services (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity195
    • M&A Buy Activity191
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 25
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • M&A Advisors 5

Accenture Plc

1 Grand Canal Square,
Dublin, 2
Ireland,
353 1 646 2000
www.accenture.com

Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture was founded in 1989 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (24.8/yr) # 67 22 31 19 25 27 191
vol $917M $917M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 - - - 2 4
vol $830M $830M
  195

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
OpusLine 2020-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.opusline.fr
Enimbos Global Services SL 2020-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.enimbos.com
Avenai 2020-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.avenai.com
Myrtle Consulting Group 2020-10-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.myrtlegroup.com
Zag 2020-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Wellington, New Zealand · www.zag.team
N3 LLC 2020-09-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.n3results.com
SALT Solutions AG 2020-09-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Würzburg, Germany · www.salt-solutions.de
Bit2win S.r.l. 2020-09-03 - Divestiture
Rome, Italy · www.bit2win.com
InCountry, Inc. 2020-09-01 - Stake Purchase
San Francisco, California · www.incountry.com
CreativeDrive 2020-08-13 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.creativedrive.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SolutionsIQ, Inc.    - Davisbase Consulting LLC 2015-11-30 2
Redmond, Washington · www.solutionsiq.com Springville, Utah · www.davisbase.com
SolutionsIQ, Inc.    - BigVisible 2014-12-11 1
Redmond, Washington · www.solutionsiq.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.bigvisible.com
Procurian    - Utilities Analyses, Inc. 2012-08-06 2
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.procurian.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.utilitiesanalyses.com
Procurian    - Media IQ LLC 2012-07-18 1
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.procurian.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 81 (42%) - 1 (25%) 830M (100%)
Business Services 41 (21%) 601M (66%) - -
Software 31 (16%) - 2 (50%) -
Marketing 16 (8%) 316M (34%) - -
Internet Software and Services 10 (5%) - 1 (25%) -
Digital Media 4 (2%) - - -
Media 3 (2%) - - -
Technology Hardware 2 (1%) - - -
Electronics 1 (1%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (1%) - - -
Transportation 1 (1%) - - -
Total 191 $917M 4 $830M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 81 917M 3 830M
  California 17 51M 1 -
  New York 12 - - -
  Virginia 8 - - -
  Texas 8 - - -
  Pennsylvania 6 375M - -
  New Jersey 5 - - -
  Massachusetts 5 - - -
  Illinois 4 316M - -
  Washington 4 - - -
  Maryland 2 - - -
  Georgia 2 - - -
  Ohio 2 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - 1 -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Minnesota - - 1 830M
United Kingdom 21 - - -
Germany 14 - - -
Australia 13 - - -
France 11 - - -
Brazil 8 - - -
Italy 5 - 1 -
Spain 6 - - -
Canada 5 - - -
  Ontario 4 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Netherlands 5 - - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Ireland 2 - - -
Japan 2 - - -
New Zealand 2 - - -
Singapore 2 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Hong Kong 1 - - -
Hungary 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (1%) - - -
Cross-border 189 (99%) 917M (100%) 4 (100%) 830M (100%)
Total 191 $917M 4 $830M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
RA Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $866M
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $917M
Largest Procurian
$375M (2013-10-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $830M
TOTAL $830M
Largest Navitaire LLC
$830M (2015-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
42%
15 42%
Strategic(s)
58%
21 58%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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