Friday 15 January 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* ECS acquisition by GlobalLogic oozes logic

In November, it was announced that London headquartered, ECS, had been acquired by US player, GlobalLogic.

We can see why GlobalLogic was attracted to ECS, which gives it a great entry point into the UK market. ECS has numerous FTSE 100 customers, in Financial Services and other highly regulated sectors. ECS has built a track record as an Amazon Web Services partner and is a certified Advanced Consulting Partner, Managed Services Partner, and one of only three EMEA Amazon Connect Service Delivery Partners. It is also one of a small number of UK-headquartered businesses to be awarded the DevOps competency partner status by AWS.

It is of course not the only AWS partner to have been scooped up by a larger player in recent times. For example, we've seen Cognizant acquire Contino (which was most latterly backed by Columbia Capital) and Inawisdom (the Ipswich-based artificial intelligence and data analytics consultancy).

As ever, the risk with acquisitions is that the people so critical to the success of the business jump ship in due course. Or, that the IP that is acquired is not leveraged in a way that means the acquirer fully capitalises upon it.

Given where ECS and GlobalLogic are in their own evolution, the transaction makes good sense. This research note, available for TechMarketView clients only, takes a look at some of the implications of the acquisition for both the companies and their customers.

Download the report here: ECS acquisition by GlobalLogic oozes logic.

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '09:45' - Tagged: acquisition   cloud   automation   ML