The French company, which specializes in cloud and cybersecurity, will join the Accenture Cloud First division. After a series of acquisitions in several countries, Accenture’s appetite has landed in France with its intention to acquire Linkbynet.
Founded in 2000 and based in Saint-Denis, Linkbynet is a provider of cloud-native solutions present in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Singapore and Vietnam. Linkbynet’s team of more than 900 highly skilled professionals, with 400 certifications from leading cloud service providers such as Alibaba, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, would help strengthen Accenture’s global Cloud First capabilities. It is supported by a $3 billion investment over three years to enable customers to move to the cloud and digitize their operations. Linkbynet joins Accenture CloudFirst, a new branch dedicated to cloud computing. The new division has 70,000 professionals and has accelerated its launch by taking better account of the health crisis and the urgent need to digitalize businesses.
Linkbynet co-founders Patrick and Stephane Aisenberg are proud to be “one of the leading cloud players in France and a pioneer of models combining technology transformation (cloud adoption), security and managed cloud services. I am.” “By combining our culture, values and technical expertise with Accenture’s technical expertise, we ensure that our clients expect the highest level of service and resilience, while providing clients with digital projects across multiple sectors. We will be able to better support you We look forward to you joining Accenture and helping companies reinvent their businesses and organize them in different ways for the benefit of their customers, employees and all members of society at large. I’m excited,” they continued.
According to Olivier Girard, President of Accenture France and Benelux, “Entire industries have been challenged to reinvent not only their customer experience but also their offering, while imagining new business models for the future. The Linkbynet team’s consulting and digital transformation experience in implementation, management and security, and cloud optimisation would provide essential skills to help our clients adopt the latest technologies and deploy them within their business, thus benefiting from the strategic agility required in a constantly changing business environment.
Accenture invested nearly $1.5 billion globally in 34 acquisitions in its fiscal year 2020 to acquire core competencies and capabilities in strategic high-growth areas of the market. The acquisition requires prior consultation with the relevant works councils and would be subject to the usual closing conditions. “The acquisition of Linkbynet would mark another strategic step in strengthening our Accenture Cloud First capabilities,” said Karthik Narain, global head of Accenture Cloud First. “Linkbynet’s talented team would bring deep cloud and engineering specialization, managed services, sophisticated technology tools and cybersecurity intelligence.”