CenturyLink has acquired SEAL Consulting, an SAP solutions provider focused on the manufacturing, retail and consumer industry verticals. Although CenturyLink is best known for its network services, the telco giant also is a global premium supplier partner with SAP, offering key services for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.
CenturyLink did not disclose financial terms of the buyout. But the company “expects to continue leveraging the expertise of SEAL Consulting employees.” We’re checking to determine SEAL’s official headcount. LinkedIn lists it as 501 to 1,000 employees. The company has roughly 250 enterprise customers, according to SEAL’s website.
“CenturyLink’s strengths in global network, hosting, cloud, IT and managed services, big data and analytics services, combined with SEAL Consulting’s deep SAP expertise, will enable businesses to accelerate their SAP adoption and drive innovative business transformation projects,” said Gary Gauba, chief enterprise relationship officer and president, Advanced Solutions Group, CenturyLink, in a prepared statement. Badal Patel, president and CEO of SEAL, also was quoted in the news announcement but his new title at CenturyLink was not revealed.