Saturday, December, 14, 2019 12:02:18

Accenture to buy Canberra’s local government consultancy Apis Group

Accenture, a renowned Ireland based multinational professional services company, reportedly announced to acquire Apis Group, a local government consultancy firm.

Apis Group, headquartered in Canberra, has made a name for itself, having worked with some of Australia’s large federal public service organizations, providing project management, strategic advisory services, business and digital services.

Apis Group has been able to shape and deliver major business transformation programs over the recent two decades and consists a team of experts who work on delivery of reform initiatives within environmental sectors, health, education, employment, social services and aged care segments.

Accenture claimed that the acquisition has brought additional capacity and strengthened their services to health clients and government agencies in Australia.

Louise May, health and public service practice leader, Accenture A/NZ, reportedly stated that Apis Group’s experience of working with public service organizations is in alignment with the company’s established credentials across the government. Furthermore, May claimed that the team of talented professionals working at Apis, together with their expertise and skills, align with the Accenture’s offerings to government clients.

The tie-up will boost the company’s position with benefit from skilled specialist of Apis combined with the best digital transformation capabilities of Accenture.

Anthony Honeyman, Chairman and Partner at Apis Group, stated that the tie-up with Accenture brings in new potential and a lot of possibilities for people, clients and its business. The tie-up brings in the opportunity to combine expertise, skills and client relationships in the firm, enhancing its contribution to government clients including installing digital services that give enhanced experience to citizens while dealing with the government.

The acquisition of Apis is the latest by the global giant. Accenture earlier acquired Melbourne-based big data and analytics consultancy  Analytics8 in August, followed by BCT Solutions, a cyber security firm and acquisition of PrimeQ, its Oracle partner in December last year.

According to reports, further details related to the acquisition were not revealed by the parties involved.

 

Source credit: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/669300/accenture-acquires-canberra-apis-group-government-push/