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Accenture Acquires Executive, Business and Talent Coaching Firm Cirrus

Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a leadership and talent consultancy based in the United Kingdom. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is M&A deal number 143 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

Cirrus has roughly 70 employees in the UK and Australia. Those employees will tuck into Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential team. Accenture has made multiple acquisitions to expand that organization. Earlier deals include Future State and Kates Kesler. Also, Cirrus is the third UK-based acquisition that Accenture has made in 2021. Earlier deals involved SAP partner Edenhouse and AWS/Snowflake partner Infinity Works.

Accenture Acquires Cirrus: Executive Perspectives

Diana Barea, Accenture
Diana Barea, Accenture
Simon Haywar, Accenture
Christie Smith, Accenture

In a prepared statement about the deal, Christie Smith, global lead for Talent & Organization / Human Potential at Accenture, said:

“Our clients look to us for guidance and innovation alongside them in their transformation journeys, especially during times of change. By acquiring Cirrus, we can deliver leadership and talent development programs to serve them at a greater pace and scale. Cirrus’s digital learning capabilities, in particular, will help transform and reinvent our clients’ C-suites and broader teams in innovative ways.”

Added Dr. Simon Hayward, chief executive officer at Cirrus:

“Joining Accenture creates an opportunity to bring our capabilities to more clients seeking expertise in leadership guidance. Together, we’ll be able to bring our innovative digital learning and leadership development services to clients around the world at a time of truly critical need.”

Concluded Diana Barea, managing director, Talent & Organization, Accenture UK & Ireland:

“We are all thrilled to welcome Cirrus to Accenture.  In times of constant change, leadership in delivering successful cloud, platform and other critical business transformations is more important than ever. Cirrus will help our clients unleash their ingenuity as they lead through change.”

Accenture Acquisitions: Complete M&A Deal List

Accenture has made more than 50 acquisitions overall since 2019. The deals typically involve digital transformation, big data analytics, cloud, cybersecurity and MSSP buyouts.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.