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Australian supply chain consultancy bought by global company

Accenture has acquired supply chain and data specialist consultancy Icon Integration. The deal will secure around 70 of Icon Integration’s employees across their offices based in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.

Hahn, leader of Accenture’s Technology practice in Australia and New Zealand said the acquisition will boost Accenture’s business help clients realise business benefits from their technology investments. 

Bob Easton, chairman of Accenture in Australia and New Zealand said the deal shows “ongoing commitment to deepen its capabilities and to scale at speed in areas where there is growing demand from clients.”

Paul Roddis and Peter Collett, co-founders and co-managing directors at Icon Integration said while the transaction sees the firm lose its ten-year independent status, it adds a number of benefits.

 “We will be able to tap into their breadth of capabilities and specialisations, and our people will be able to expand their skills and grow their careers through exposure to new clients, new work and new experiences,” the co-founders said in a joint statement.

This deal comes two months after the global consulting and technology giant bought Apis Group, a Canberra-based professional services firm focused on the public sector.

The acquisition makes it Accenture’s fifth deal in Australia in the past twelve months.

Accenture has around 492,000 employees in over 50 countries.

Other 2019 deals in the region include that of Analytics8, cyber firm BCT Solutions and Oracle partner Prime.

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