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Rockwell Automation Acquires Oracle Partner Avata

Rockwell Automation has acquired Avata, an Oracle-partnered service provider focused on supply chain management, ERP and performance management solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 695 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

Avata will be integrated into Kalypso, Rockwell’s industrial digital transformation services business, according to the company. Rockwell says it will use the combined business to improve its information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) convergence offering.

This acquisition also allows Rockwell to expand its supply chain consulting services to support end-to-end digital transformation solutions, the company said.

Rockwell Automation Acquires Avata: “Enabling Digital Transformation”

George Young, Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation company
George Young, global managing director, Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation company
Anil Thomas, CEO, Avata

Frank Kulaszewicz, senior vice president, lifecycle services for Rockwell Automation, commented:

“Welcoming Avata into our portfolio is another example of our strategy to bolster our technology and consulting capabilities to better serve our customers with cloud-native solutions that are easy to implement, use, and maintain. Manufacturers are increasingly seeking resiliency, agility, and sustainability in their supply chain and operations and are adopting cloud solutions to accelerate their efforts. Avata augments our ability to provide our customers access to a leading portfolio of cloud solutions for enabling digital transformation.”

George Young, global managing director, Kalypso, said:

“The addition of Avata will strengthen our digital thread capabilities across the value chain. Together through our existing partnership, we are working with manufacturers across a variety of industries to fundamentally change the way we discover, create, make, and sell products. This acquisition will only amplify the great results we are already delivering for our clients.”

Anil Thomas, CEO, Avata, added:

“Joining Kalypso and Rockwell Automation will allow us to help even more companies use digital transformation initiatives to drive value and competitive advantage throughout the extended supply chain. We’re excited for what the future holds for our clients and our combined team.”

About Rockwell Automation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,500 people in more than 100 countries.

In August, Rockwell completed the acquisition of Plex Systems, the leading cloud-native smart manufacturing platform. In December 2020, Rockwell completed the acquisition of Fiix Inc., a cloud software company for leading-edge maintenance solutions.

M&A activity among Oracle partners remains steady worldwide. Track all of the Oracle partner M&A deals and alliances here.