Accenture Acquires ATI Solutions Group

Accenture has acquired ATI Solutions Group (ATI), a consulting firm headquartered in Perth, Australia that specializes in serving the mining, energy, and rail sectors. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 251 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2023. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

Accenture, founded in 1989, is based in Dublin, Ireland. The company has 568,478 employees listed on LinkedIn. Accenture’s areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, cloud computing and security.

ATI, founded in 2010, is based in Perth, Australia. The company has 54 employees listed on LinkedIn. ATI’s areas of expertise include OT, mining, energy, LNG, CSG, rail, remote operations centers, integrated demand chains, automation, operational visibility, condition monitoring, mobility, asset management, MES, control systems, ERP, business intelligence, and business improvement.

Boosting Digital Engineering and Automation

The acquisition is set to bolster Accenture’s position in West Australia, according to the company, a region where there is a significant demand for specialized digital and industrial talent. 

ATI is recognized for its comprehensive skill set in numerous capital projects. The firm aids its clientele in the automation of mines and rail networks, establishes intelligent maintenance workflows, analyzes field data, and refines operational procedures. 

By bridging OT with enterprise IT systems, corporations can swiftly identify problems and enhance their field operations through automation, according to Accenture.

Integration to Enhance Digital Engineering Services

Following the acquisition, approximately 60 ATI employees and contractors from Perth and other Australian regions will be integrated into Accenture’s digital engineering and manufacturing service, Industry X, the company said. 

This move comes as Accenture continues its expansion in the Australian and New Zealand markets. 

Notably, the company had previously acquired Perth's Electro 80, another OT service provider, in 2021, and has seen substantial growth in the market over recent years. Additionally, Accenture recently added US-based Anser Advisory to its portfolio, aiming to aid clients in streamlining their extensive infrastructure projects.

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Accenture Acquires ATI: Additional Commentary

Steven Walsh, Industry X lead for Accenture in Australia and NZ, commented:

“Digital technology and automation in operations are a pivotal part of how leading asset-intensive companies drive value in their front-line operations. ATI’s long-standing expertise strengthens our capability to support our clients in these critical areas.”

Pete Burns, who leads Accenture’s business in Australia and New Zealand, stated:

“The acquisition of ATI reflects our ongoing focus and commitment to building our presence in the West Australian market, and delivering total enterprise reinvention to our clients.”

Matt Andrews, Director and Co-Founder, ATI, expressed:

“By joining Accenture, we will bring new value and scale to our clients and provide new opportunities to our people to grow their careers.”