Accenture to acquire Agilex
Accenture Federal Services (AFS) of Arlington, VA has agreed to acquire Agilex Technologies, Inc., a provider of digital solutions for the U.S. federal government, the companies announced on February 9. The acquisition will enhance Accenture’s digital capabilities in analytics, cloud and mobility for federal agencies. It also will add agile delivery expertise to further advance AFS’s ability to deliver rapid value to its clients. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the acquisition is subject to regulatory review and other customary closing conditions.
“Acquiring Agilex will help AFS further solidify our position as an innovative leader in the federal market. Combining our digital capabilities and agile methods will accelerate our ability to help clients harness the power of emerging digital technologies and rapid, predictable systems deployment for the federal government’s most complex challenges,” said David Moskovitz, Accenture Federal Services chief executive.
Agilex focuses exclusively on the unique mission and IT requirements of federal agencies and is recognized for its industrialization of agile development methodologies, its digital capabilities and its consistent delivery of rapid and measurable results. The company currently serves a number of federal departments and independent agencies, such as the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Commerce. A privately-held company, Agilex was recently named a 2014 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year.
“We designed Agilex, from the start, to fundamentally change how government uses technology to execute its mission. By joining forces with AFS, Agilex can scale its capabilities more rapidly to have an even bigger impact across government,” said Agilex Vice Chairman and cofounder Jay Nussbaum. “AFS is respected for taking on the government’s most challenging missions and is valued in the federal sector for its ability to deliver client value, impact and results.”
“We see digital technologies fundamentally changing the way that government organizations operate and interact with citizens, patients, employees, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders,” said Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive,Accenture Digital. “By acquiring the unique agile development and digital capabilities of Agilex, AFS is enhancing its ability to help federal clients make the digital transformation journey and improve services and outcomes.”