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Accenture Acquires Arηs Group to Grow Public Service Sector Capability

Accenture has acquired Arηs Group, a provider specializing in public sector technology services in Europe. The deal aims to bolster Accenture's public service sector offerings. Financial information about the deal was not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 72 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2024. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

Accenture, founded in 1989, is based in Dublin, Ireland. The company has 541,251 employees listed on LinkedIn. Accenture's areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and security.

Arηs Group, founded in 2003, is based in Luxembourg. The company has 1,494 employees listed on LinkedIn. Arηs’s areas of expertise include systems integration, informatics and analytics, solution implementation, program management, software development, data science, security management, machine learning, cloud services, and mobile development.

Acquisition Details

The acquisition of Arηs Group is intended to integrate Arηs Group's technology services with Accenture's public service offerings. 

Arηs Group serves the European public sector, focusing primarily on the European Union, its institutions, and member state organizations. 

Accenture is, of course, no stranger to M&A, having snapped up dozens of MSPs in recent years. The company has already acquired at least two companies since the beginning of 2024.

The acquisition, pending customary closing conditions, is part of the company’s efforts to expand its public service transformation capabilities in Europe. This move aims to enhance Accenture's ability to support public sector digital transformation projects across the continent.

Accenture Acquires Arηs: Executive Statements

Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Accenture CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa, remarked:

"We are committed to providing our public service clients with the right people, guidance, systems, and processes to help meet the evolving needs of their constituents. The acquisition of Arηs Group will help scale our capabilities with a highly skilled workforce and a history of successful public service delivery."

Olivier Girard, market unit lead for Accenture France & Benelux, noted:

“The addition of Arηs Group will expand our ability to deliver public service transformation services across Europe. Arηs Group’s team and track record, combined with Accenture’s public service industry expertise, will strengthen our capabilities across the continent.”

Jourdan Serderidis, founder and CEO of Arηs Group, commented:

“By joining Accenture, we can have an even greater impact on both private and public organizations’ transformation, irrespective of size or complexity, as well as open up exciting opportunities across Europe.”