Deloitte Consulting buys French IT consultancy Cleversys

06 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

Deloitte has acquired Cleversys, a French IT consultancy specialised in Oracle services. As part of the deal, 30 Cleversys professionals join Deloitte France and will be integrated into the Technology division of Deloitte Consulting.

Founded in 1989, Cleversys is a Paris based IT consulting firm that specialises in Oracle, Qualiac and Cegid applications. Nine years after inception the firm joined Kurt Salmon (at the time Kurt Salmon Associates), and in 2011, following the merger between Kurt Salmon Associates and Ineum Consulting, Cleversys was spun-off as an independent entity. Two years later, in 2013, Kurt Salmon sold Cleversys to Samsic, one of France’s largest professional services firms geared at the HR market. 

By acquiring Cleversys – the deal was formally closed early April – Deloitte bolsters its Consulting division, in particular its cloud, Oracle, Qualiac and Cegid service offerings. The move sees 30 Cleversys professionals join the Big Four’s Technology service area, taking the total number of employees of the unit to around 300. Didier Taupin, Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting in France, says: “The addition of Cleversys boosts the expertise of our ERP and Analytics teams across a wide range of functional topics.”

Bertrand Jauffret, President of Cleversys, adds: "We welcome the merger with Deloitte France. The deal marks a great move for our client and employees. It will allow us to further develop and deploy our services and solutions, which will strengthen our position in the market.”

Deloitte is with a revenue of €1.05 billion the largest of the Big Four in France, followed by KPMG (€930 million). EY holds third spot, with a revenue of €855 million, while PwC concludes the Big Four landscape with a total fee income of €730 million.

The French management consulting market is estimated to be worth €4.1 billion.

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