IBM (NYSE: IBM) is to acquire Bluewolf Group LLC, one of Salesforce’s top partners and a globally recognized leader in cloud consulting and implementation services.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Led by Eric Berridge, CEO, Bluewolf is one of Salesforce’s longest standing consulting partners, with 12 global offices and more than 500 employees in the United States, Europe and Australia. The company has expertise in the Salesforce implementation ecosystem, and has delivered more than 9,500 Salesforce projects for clients including Stanley Black & Decker, Sapa Building Systems and Vodafone Hutchinson Australia.
Upon completion of this transaction, Bluewolf will join the existing Interactive Experience (iX)* practice of IBM Global Business Services and will continue to develop solutions around Salesforce industry implementations, based on its library of industry-specific assets, accelerators and mutual expertise in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, public sector and new media industries, among others.
The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 and is subject to applicable regulatory review and customary closing conditions.
IBM iX is a hybrid consultancy and digital agency dedicated to creating experiences that connect data with design and develop personalized customer experiences that aim to change how companies do business. Services span industry strategy, creative and design, to scalable digital, commerce, mobile and wearable platforms.
Clients include Nationwide, Qantas, Jaguar and Wimbledon to co-create experiences that transform brands and result in greater business outcomes.