French multinational firm Capgemini yesterday announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Multibook’s SAP global services. This deal will enable Capgemini to strengthen its SAP capabilities and enhance its client portfolio of business services in Japan and Asia.
This acquisition will assist Capgemini to help more clients in Japan and Asia and accelerate their business transformation to the cloud. In addition, this deal supports the Group’s growth ambition in the Asia-Pacific region.
The acquisition deal is expected to close in the coming days after approval by the regulator. It will add around 80 digital experts to Capgemini’s regional and global team. The employees will transfer from across Multibook’s offices in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Multibook has developed more than 80 people strong business delivering global SAP rollouts for its clients. Its SAP business operates in Japan and across Asia-Pacific and a subsidiary in the USA. It has established a strong relationship with industry-leading brands in Japan and beyond as part of the global SAP model.
Multibook’s pan-Asian team will give Capgemini a reach into more markets, particularly Thailand, where the firm has a relatively small base. The region has recently emerged as an epicenter for growth and digital transformation as businesses look to build globally competitive propositions.
“By pairing Capgemini’s global expertise with the talent and insight of Multibook’s SAP business, this acquisition will strengthen our ability to help customers accelerate their transformation to run their entire business in the cloud with the next generation of intelligent SAP solutions,” said Capgemini APAC and Middle East CEO Olaf Pietschner.
Tadaaki Murayama, CEO of Multibook, commenting on the deal, said, “Joining Capgemini will enable us to offer our clients the appropriate scale to transform globally, as well as new growth and career opportunities for our people. It is an exciting step for my team and me.”
Capgemini acquired WhiteSky Labs in March last year to bolster its regional offering; an APAC-centered firm specialized in integrated systems provider MuleSoft.
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