Capgemini acquires two IT consulting firms in Eastern Europe

by Editor 12/15/2008 2:49:00 PM
IT consulting firm Capgemini is expanding its operations in Eastern Europe. The French consultancy has agreed to acquire IT services and consulting firm Empire, based in the Czech Republic, and its subsidiary Sophia Solutions. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The Czech-based IT consulting firm offers a wide range of IT services, including application development, security services, system integration, and internet portal creation, while Sophia Solutions provides BI and data warehousing products and services, as well as IS applications for management and decision-making support.

Empire chief executive and majority shareholder Michal Kavale will join the top management level at Capgemini Czech Republic once the acquisition is complete.

The acquision will expand Capgemini's consulting and IT services capacity in the Czech Republic and add 165 new employees to the firm.

Capgemini Eastern Europe chief executive Peter Laggner said: “This acquisition represents a significant step forward for Capgemini in our strategy to accelerate growth in our core Eastern European countries. These companies enhance our technology services capabilities in our consulting-oriented practice in the Czech Republic.”

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