$ACN (Accenture plc)

$ACN {{ '2016-09-08T17:34:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN agreed to acquire Italy-based New Energy Group that specializes in salesforce solutions. This move will reinforce Accenture as a leading provider in salesforce capabilities and enterprise cloud services in Italy and Spain. Acquisition terms were not disclosed, and deal completion is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-21T12:15:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN subsidiary Accenture Federal Services has appointed Dave McClure as the head of its federal CIO Leadership Agenda. Most recently, McClure served Coalfire Federal, a cybersecurity services firm, as Chief Strategist. Earlier, he was Associate Administrator of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the US General Services Administration.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-20T16:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said it will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta, US, in 2018. The facility will act as a center for Accenture people and clients to ideate, prototype and launch solutions. The company also plans to invest $1.4Bil in training, create 15,000 highly skilled new jobs and build 10 new Innovation Hubs in key US cities by the end of 2020.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-15T18:02:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Management consulting giant $ACN appointed Jodie Wallis as Managing Director for Artificial Intelligence, effective immediately. During her 24-year career in Accenture, Wallis has served clients in various industries. Her most recent clients were from the banking and insurance sectors. Wallis will be based in Canada.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-11T11:53:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN received a contract from the UK Home Office to provide a new enterprise resource planning system, designed to transform the way the Home Office delivers various back-office services. The two-year contract is valued around 20MM GBP. Accenture will execute the project in association with Certus Solutions.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-11T11:44:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services company $ACN launched a business analytics service for investment management institutions. It will help the institutions analyze, benchmark and improve the performance of their business processes and technology. The new service is being rolled out in association with UK-based benchmarking experts Investit.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-29T13:39:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said Bangalore International Airport, India, has signed an agreement with it to set up a co-innovation center for creating an ‘airport of the future’. Accenture will develop tailor made solutions for the project using a combination of digital technologies. The center will offer digital solutions that would help improve passenger experience.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-29T13:10:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has entered into a partnership with $AAPL, under which the company will create an 'iOS practice' within its Digital Studios. Further, experts from Apple will be co-located with that team. The combination of Apple’s iOS platform and Accenture’s capabilities is expected to help enterprises unlock new revenue streams and reduce costs.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-24T17:35:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said it acquired Toronto-based professional consulting company VERAX Solutions. The acquisition is expected enhance Accenture’s consulting and technology capabilities in Canada. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-23T13:26:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN subsidiary Accenture Federal Services appointed Biniam Gebre as managing director of its management consulting group. Earlier, Gebre worked with government agencies and financial institutions, with specialized focus on government effectiveness, risk management and dynamic federal market trends. Most recently, he was a partner at Oliver Wyman.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-08T12:50:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has completed the acquisition of Phase One Consulting Group, a privately held IT solutions firm. The deal is the company’s seventh salesforce-related acquisition since 2014. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-03T15:32:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN acquired Search Technologies, a Herndon, Virginia-based technology services firm specializing in the design, implementation, and management of big data and search analytics.

$ACN {{ '2017-08-02T18:36:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has decided to expand its Innovation Hub in New York City. The hub will act as a center for the company’s executives and clients to ideate and launch initiatives that benefit the digital world. Accenture plans to build 10 new Innovation Hubs in key cities by 2020, investing $1.4Bil in training and creating 15,000 new jobs.

$ACN {{ '2017-07-27T13:14:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN launched its first Innovation Hub in Bengaluru, India, combining the company’s technology capabilities to help clients transform their businesses for the digital world. The facility offers clients access to Accenture’s industry knowledge and technology capabilities.

$ACN {{ '2017-07-26T15:50:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has decided to join hands with Roche to improve the management and delivery of diabetes care. Under the partnership, a data-driven core analytics platform will be developed for Roche’s digital diabetes ecosystem. It will connect patients, caregivers and healthcare providers with a suite of innovative digital health services.

$ACN {{ '2017-07-17T13:48:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN unit Accenture Interactive, together with hospitality firm $MAR and start-up incubator 1776, has launched the Travel Experience Incubator, an initiative to foster start-ups that work to improve the travel experience.

$ACN {{ '2017-07-12T14:21:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN acquired Clearhead, the digital optimization company, based in Austin, Texas, to strengthen the personalization services of Accenture Interactive. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-28T13:51:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Outsourcing services provider $ACN acquired mobile design company Intrepid, in a deal that is expected to expand Accenture’s capabilities in design, app development, connected device engineering and web development. Post-acquisition, 150 workers of Intrepid joined Accenture Digital. They will focus on development of digital services and solutions.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-26T15:25:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has appointed Emma McGuigan as Group Technology Officer of its Communications, Media & Technology operating group, effectively immediately. She will be responsible for leading the group’s technology agenda globally.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T14:42:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN said up to 20-30% of its annual growth will be driven by acquisitions this year, which translates to 70-80% organic growth. The company plans to dedicate 20-35% of its free cash flow for acquisitions, and the remaining amount for share buyback. Accenture continues to expect double-digit overall growth in the coming years.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T13:52:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN expects its FY17 adjusted EPS to be in the range of $4.84 to $5.91, up 9-11% YoY. Full year operating cash flow is forecast between $4.6Bil and $4.9Bil, unchanged from the earlier forecast. Operating margin is expected to grow by 20 basis points.

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