NEWS16 August 2019

Accenture acquires Analytics8

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AUSTRALIA – Accenture has agreed to acquire Australian data and analytics consultancy Analytics8 for an undisclosed sum.

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Founded in 2002, Analytics8 provides data and analytics services, including data management, reporting and visualisation, and data science.

Analytics8’s 70 Melbourne and Sydney-based staff will become part of Accenture’s Applied Intelligence division as part of the transaction.

Dr. Athina Kanioura, chief analytics officer and global applied intelligence lead at Accenture, said: “The Analytics8 team’s deep technical expertise and experience advising clients across a range of industries will complement our own — bolstering our growing Applied Intelligence business, particularly in the Australian market, and creating new opportunities to help clients accelerate their digital transformations.”

Hedde Schuitemaker, co-owner of Analytics8, added: “Our data scientists and data analytics expertise will complement Accenture’s applied intelligence capabilities and industry knowledge, allowing us to help customers further leverage data and analytics to transform their businesses.”

The deal is subject to customary closing conditions.

Pictured (L-R): Hedde Schuitemaker, co-owner, Analytics8; Amit Bansal, Applied Intelligence lead for Australia and New Zealand, Accenture; Jean-Christophe Richard, co-owner, Analytics8; and Alexander Brown, co-owner, Analytics8