Accenture to acquire Brazilian IT solutions provider

by Editor 5/20/2008 2:31:00 PM

Technology and management consulting firm Accenture has agreed to buy the Brazilian industrial information technology and automation solutions provider ATAN. The deal is expected to close within 60 days.

Founded in 1987, ATAN has business operations in three divisions: Industrial IT, Automation Technology and Special Solutions.

With the latest acquisition, Accenture continues to expand into global information technology services and automation with the goal to further improve the consultancy's capacities in technology consulting, systems integration and management consulting in the metal, energy and utilities sectors.

“In recent years, rising commodities prices have led resources and related companies, particularly in Latin America, to make significant investments in their core operations. ATAN has played an important role in helping companies make the most of their investments by combining the best practices in consulting with innovative approaches to the use of technology in industrial situations. Global demand should continue to drive the need for increased investment and better utilization of plants and other industrial assets, and this acquisition will better enable us to help clients address these changes,” said Sander van’t Noordende, Accenture Resources operating group’s chief executive.

ATAN's managing director Alexandre Oliveira commented:

“By becoming part of Accenture, we will not only gain access to the premier global operating platform, we will be able to apply our insights into industrial IT and automation solutions transformation to a broader range of clients. Our clients will gain access to Accenture’s capabilities in the full range of management consulting and outsourcing disciplines.”

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