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The leading creative agency King James Group signed an agreement to acquire by Accenture. South Africa based King James Group, is a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.

  • The deal will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s focus on putting creativity at the center of experience-led transformation to drive relevance and growth for its clients.
  • As the first acquisition for Accenture in Africa, it demonstrates the company’s continued investment in bringing best-in-class thinking, capabilities and innovation to its clients across the continent.
  • King James Group’s team of 300 highly skilled creative and brand experts will join Accenture Interactive in South Africa.

The prominent expansions and mergers by Accenture are featured below:

Aug 2021: Accenture plans to deepen its supply chain strategy, announced to acquire Blue Horseshoe. Indiana based Blue Horseshoe is a supply chain management and strategy consulting firm and systems integrator specializing in fulfillment and distribution solutions.

July 2021: Accenture to enhance retail capabilities, announced to acquire HRC Retail Advisory. The acquisitions of HRC Retail Advisory, will support Accenture with talented professionals who understand the key-value drivers, trends and omni-channel environment of the retail industry.

June 2021: Accenture announced that its subsidiary Accenture Ventures had made a strategic investment in Imburse. Zurich, Switzerland based Imburse, a cloud-based, payments-as-a-service enterprise platform.

May 2021: In order to accelerate digital transformation, Accenture and Shiseido announced a joint venture. As per agreement, the joint venture, called Shiseido Interactive Beauty, will include approximately 250 digital, information technology (IT) and other skilled resources from both Shiseido and Accenture.

April 2021: In order to expand in African financial services market, Accenture had made an investment in fintech company Okra through Accenture Ventures. The Nigeria-based Okra is an open finance data infrastructure startup serving financial services market.

April 2021: To strengthen positions in AI-powered supply chain, cloud and data science market, Accenture had acquired Core Compete. Durham, North Carolina, based Core Compete enables digital transformations with cloud-native solutions.

April 2021: To accelerate digital innovation, Sumitomo Chemical established a new joint venture SUMIKA DX ACCENT Co., Ltd., with Accenture. The JV will promote new digital projects and nurture digital talent. The JV intends to bolster its competitive edge via digital innovation, with an intention to ultimately lead it to the creation of new business models.

Dec 2020: Accenture announced the completion of acquisition of Paris-based company OpusLine, an independent health consultancy provider. OpusLine provides strategic and transformational services to public- and private-sector healthcare providers as well as life sciences and insurance companies in France.

Nov 2020: Accenture had acquired a Spain based engineering services company Arca, which provides network operations and business services. The transaction will enhance Accenture’s network capabilities in Spain and Portugal, offering clients a comprehensive set of transformation services across 5G network deployment, engineering, operations and industry services.

Oct 2020: Accenture had acquired a Madrid-based Enimbos, leading provider of cloud migration and related services, enhancing its Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities, multi-cloud strategy and cloud migration services in Spain and Portugal.

Oct 2020: Accenture announced to acquire Ottawa-based consultancy and technology company Avenai. The deal will enhance Accenture’s capacity to drive the technology transformation taking place across the public sector in Canada.

Aug 2020: Accenture had acquired a global, tech-driven content production company CreativeDrive, it company simplifies, automates and scales the creative asset production process.

Aug 2020: Accenture a global professional service provider had announced the acquisition of Brazil-based company Organize Cloud Labs. The deal strengthens Accenture’s already vast information technology (IT) capabilities and deep industry experience in cloud strategy & migration.

May 2020: Accenture announced an agreement to acquire Turin-based boutique systems integrator PLM Systems. The acquisition will expand Accenture’s capabilities to help clients improve how they generate, manage and benefit from product data in design, engineering and manufacturing.

May 2020: Accenture had acquired India based Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company. The acquisition helps to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI and digital analytics solutions across the region.

April 2020: Accenture had announced the completion of acquisition of the Symantec Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom Inc. a leading semiconductor and software products provider.

April 2020: Accenture announced to acquire a leading French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services company Gekko. The deal will enhance Accenture’s AWS resources in France. Gekko provides consultation, integration and managed services on AWS.

April 2020: Accenture, had announced the acquisition of privately held company Revolutionary Security, specializing in enterprise cybersecurity for information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments.
April 2020: Accenture had acquired a business-to-business (B2B) marketing services provider Yesler, which helps leading brands to run their global marketing programs and operations at speed and scale.

March 2020: Accenture had agreed to acquire ESR Labs, a Munich-based company, that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers. After completion of the deal, ESR Labs will join Accenture Industry X.0, the part of Accenture that uses digital technologies to improve how companies design, engineer and manufacture products and services, and operate industrial facilities.

February 2020: Accenture, had opened an Innovation Hub in Hyderabad, India. The new innovation hub houses Accenture’s first Nano Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. The Hyderabad innovation hub will help business clients co-innovate with Accenture by ideating, rapidly prototyping, and then scaling disruptive products and services for the growth of the digital market.

February 2020: Accenture agreed to acquire a strategic data consultancy firm Mudano. The merger will enhance Accenture’s data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) transformation capabilities. Mudano provides strategic data consultancy to U.K. financial services firms.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. It provides a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, digital, consulting, technology, and operations. The company has more than 492,000 people serving clients in around 120 countries.

Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help business partners to improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. The company has a team of more than 300 researchers and analysts in nearly 20 countries and publishes hundreds of reports and articles every year. Accenture embeds with AI-powered data, analytics, and automation capabilities to scale AI within any market and industry.

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