Atos boosts UK presence with acquisition of Engage ESM

25 January 2017 2 min. read
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Atos has acquired Engage ESM for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees around 140 enterprise-service management professionals, the majority of whom are based in the UK, transfer to Atos. The bolt-on boosts Atos' presence in the space and adds a proven training ground for ESM consultants to its mix. The company is to retain its branding.
Engage ESM was founded in 2001 in London. The company offers enterprise-service management (ESM) services and consultancy, and is a ServiceNow Gold Services Partner. The firm employs around 140 people across the UK (London, Slough), Poland and the US, and generates a global turnover of around £17 million.
The addition of Engage ESM to Atos boosts the firm’s portfolio in the ESM space – a growing segment in the wake of the digital and technology boom – while strengthening the firm’s capabilities in ESM across Europe. Engage ESM further has a strong track record in the hiring, training and retaining of consultants – allowing the firm to better train and develop staff across its own network.

Atos acquires Engage ESM consultancy, boosts european presence

Engage ESM – an Atos company – will continue to operate as a standalone subsidiary; the firm’s senior management team will join the French origin IT giant, and is tasked with continuing to grow the company with the wider resources and client network of Atos.

Eric Grall, Executive Vice-President and Head of Atos Infrastructure & Data Managmenet division, remarks, “The acquisition of Engage ESM is an additional step towards our 2019 Ambition and our commitment to help our customers with all their digital transformation needs. It will also enhance the technological strengths and skills of our Digital Transformation Factory, notably in the field of the Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud.”

Engage ESM's co-founder & Executive Director, Joe McKenna, adds, “I’m delighted that our staff will be joining an organisation that shares our same passion for the development and growth of its employees and am looking forward to the enhanced opportunities this new chapter will bring.”

Last year Atos acquired US-based Anthelio Healthcare Solutions for $275 million. The deal saw more than 1,700 professionals join its Healthcare practice in North America.