Capgemini to accumulate Aussie IT consultancy Empired

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The French multinational IT and consulting company Capgemini has announced its readiness to take over the Australian systems integrator Empired. Empired is headquartered in Perth and has an army of over 1000 professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

The IT service and consulting giant announced this takeover today (July 19, 2021) and is now waiting for shareholder approval. Once Capgemini gets the green light, he will pay Empired AU $ 233 million.

The Capgemini acquisition is expected to close in mid-November, subject to approval. This deal will add $ 188 million to Capgemini’s sales in the ANZ region.

Capgemini on the acquisition of Empired

Olaf Pietschner, CEO of Capgemini Asia Pacific, said that Capgemini’s extensive transformation expertise, combined with its strengths as a leader in Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365 in Empired, will unlock the full power of digital transformation for Capgemini’s customers in the ANZ region .

The deal will help them run their entire business in the cloud and realize value faster. Pietschner and the entire Capgemini team look forward to welcoming you on board.

In addition, Kaylene O’Brien, Managing Director of Capgemini, A / NZ says the acquisition will help position Capgemini as a leader in digital, cloud and data in the region.

Russell Baskerville, Managing Director of Empired, said that the combination with the French player will offer them excellent career opportunities for its employees and will also have a positive impact on potential and existing customers by giving them access to resources, service capacity and the global experience of Capgemini . is made possible.

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About Capgemini

Capgemini is a Paris-listed IT services and advisory group that works with companies to transform the way they do business by harnessing the power of technology. The consulting titan has a huge army of 270,000 employees in 50 countries and many experienced executives who lead the company to greater success every day.

The company is 50 years young and is valued by its customers for its expertise in all areas of development – strategy, design and operations. Capgemini is powered by the rapidly evolving world of cloud, AI, data, software, connectivity and digital engineering.

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Empired – Australia’s trusted advisory group

The Australian company Empired, founded in 1999, offers expert advice in the field of cloud and data implementation as well as managed services to support the constantly evolving digital transformation strategies of its customers.

The company focuses primarily on Microsoft technology and is best known for its end-to-end expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure.

The deal with Empired will be Capgemini’s fourth in Australia in the last 18 months and will give the French-listed group an additional boost in the New Zealand market. In New Zealand, Empired has offices in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin. The company does about a third of its business in New Zealand.

In Australia, Empired has Perth offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. In 2021, Empired expects EBIDTA to have estimated sales of AU $ 22 million of approximately AU $ 186 million.

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