Accenture to Acquire Italian Network Services Company Fibermind

Accenture to Acquire Italian Network Services Company Fibermind

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has agreed to acquire Fibermind, an Italy-based company specializing in fiber and mobile 5G network deployment and infrastructure engineering services. This acquisition will enhance Accenture’s network services capabilities for clients in telecommunications, utilities, and transportation. Fibermind brings over 400 professionals and extensive expertise to Accenture, aiming to create a center of excellence in engineering services. This move complements Accenture’s previous European acquisitions and underscores its commitment to innovation and client transformation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it is subject to customary closing conditions.

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 19-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has announced its agreement to acquire Fibermind, an Italy-based company specializing in fiber and mobile 5G network deployment and infrastructure engineering services. This acquisition aims to enhance Accenture’s capabilities in network services, benefiting clients across various industries such as telecommunications, utilities, and transportation.

Fibermind, headquartered in Rovigo, Italy, operates nationwide and has over 20 years of experience serving public and private sector clients. The company has established strong partnerships with national authorities and municipalities and maintains significant client relationships with Italy’s major mobile and fiber network operators.

Mauro Macchi, President and CEO of Accenture in Italy, stated, “The acquisition of Fibermind underscores Accenture’s commitment to strategic investments that support and accelerate client transformations across key industry sectors in Italy. This will allow us to expand our end-to-end network engineering services, delivering higher quality, greater innovation, and more effective cost management.”

Fibermind brings over 400 professionals to Accenture Operations, with expertise in network design, permits management, project management office work, network acceptance testing, network documentation, and home connection services.

Roberto Pagella, head of Accenture Operations in Italy, commented, “This acquisition will significantly enhance our telecommunications network engineering services, boosting our growth in a strategic sector for the country. The synergies with Fibermind will help us create a center of excellence in engineering services, where technology and data amplify human skills and knowledge.”

Accenture and Fibermind together will offer clients advanced network engineering capabilities, deep industry expertise, and technology assets powered by automation, robotics, data, and AI.

Andrea Targa, General Manager of Fibermind, expressed enthusiasm for the merger: “Joining Accenture represents a significant opportunity to strengthen our leadership in Italy and expand internationally. Our shared commitment to client innovation and digital transformation will enable us to deliver superior engineering services with speed and quality.”

This acquisition complements Accenture’s previous acquisitions in Europe, including Arca, AFD.TECH, and umlaut, aimed at enhancing the company’s infrastructure engineering scale and capability for 5G and fiber in the region.

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, and completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including required antitrust clearances.

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