Accenture has acquired Apis Group, a privately held Australian consultancy with deep industry expertise providing strategic advisory, digital design and delivery services to government organisations.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The deal aims to bolster Accenture’s services to government and health clients in Australia.

Headquartered in Canberra, Apis Group was founded in 1999 and employs more than 120 people. The firm works with some of Australia’s largest federal public service organisations, providing strategic advisory services, project management, business and digital design services.

“Apis Group’s extensive experience working with public service organisations complements Accenture’s established credentials across government,” said Louise May, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice in Australia and New Zealand.

“This acquisition will bolster our position as partner of choice for government and health organisations, who will benefit from the deep specialist expertise of Apis combined with Accenture’s world-class digital transformation capabilities.”

Anthony Honeyman, Chairman and a partner at Apis Group said joining Accenture would provide new opportunities for its clients.

“We are particularly excited about the opportunity to leverage Accenture’s deep digital and analytics capabilities. By combining our skills, expertise and client relationships, we can enhance our offerings to government clients including deploying digital services that deliver enhanced experience to citizens in their dealings with government.”

This transaction follows other acquisitions by Accenture in Australia over the past year, including those of cybersecurity and technology company BCT Solutions in June 2019; big data and analytics company Analytics8 in August 2019, and PrimeQ, an Oracle software-as-a-service cloud implementation service provider, in December 2018.

In its 2019 fiscal year, Accenture invested nearly US$1.2 billion globally on 33 acquisitions to acquire critical skills and capabilities in strategic, high-growth areas of the market.

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