Accenture entered into an agreement to acquire New Energy Group, an Italy-based company specializing in Salesforce solutions.
With this acquisition, Accenture expects to become a leading provider of Salesforce capabilities in Italy and Spain.
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, the enterprise IT vendor 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.
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 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,” said said Giuseppe Mammola, chief executive officer, New Energy Group. “
In October 2015, Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas, a cloud advisory and technology services specializing in Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow, in the US and CRMWaypoint in the Netherlands in January 2016.
It has 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.