Accenture Acquires U.K. Technology Consultancy 6point6, Expanding Cybersecurity Capabilities
In a strategic move to bolster its technology services, Accenture has completed the acquisition of 6point6, a U.K.-based technology consultancy specializing in cloud, data, and cybersecurity. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Accenture, founded in 1989, is based in Dublin, Ireland. The company has 541,251 associated members listed on LinkedIn. Accenture’s areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, data and analytics and security..
6point6, founded in 2012, is based in London and Manchester, United Kingdom. The company has 419 employees listed on LinkedIn. 6point6’s areas of expertise include Cyber Security, Strategy, Data, User-centred design, Enterprise Architecture, Governance, risk and compliance, IT portfolio management, Design thinking, Cyber lab, Engineering, Cloud, AWS, Microservices, and Kafka.
Impact and Future Prospects Post-Acquisition
Announced previously on October 31, 2023, this acquisition aims to strengthen Accenture’s capabilities in strategy and architecture, particularly in sectors such as central government, defense, security, and financial services.
The integration of 6point6’s team into Accenture is expected to significantly enhance the latter’s service offerings, enabling it to meet the complex technology needs of its U.K. clients more effectively, according to the company.
Industry Leaders’ Perspectives
Emma Kendrew, Accenture Technology Lead in the U.K. and Ireland, commented:
“6point6 has an impressive reputation across the U.K. public and private sectors with its powerful combination of digital transformation, data and cybersecurity expertise. This collaboration will strengthen our innovative team and assist our clients in adapting with future-fit solutions.”
Nefyn Jones, CEO, 6point6, said:
“Today marks a significant milestone for 6point6. Our ambition has always been to establish a leading technology consulting firm where industry talent can turn great ideas into reality for our clients. Joining forces with Accenture represents a new chapter in our journey, bringing together shared values and visions for the future.”
Ashish Goel, managing director for Accenture Health and Public Service in the U.K. and Ireland, added:
“The U.K. government’s increasing focus on defense, public safety, and national security aligns well with 6point6’s established presence in these sectors. Our combined capabilities with 6point6 will further our commitment to providing differentiated services to our clients.”