Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Arca, a Madrid, Spain-based engineering services company with a focus on network operations and business services.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Founded in 1998 and led by César Cid, CEO, Arca provides multidisciplinary services for network operations — including activities to engineer, design, deploy, and manage telecom infrastructure — supported by an integrated platform that automates network monitoring, optimizes processes and predicts system anomalies. The firm has vast experience working with network operators, telco infrastructure services enterprises and other large companies to help them transform their business and processes and implement new communications technologies. Arca also offers business services such as sales support, analytics, process assessment, provisioning and service assurance. It has 14 offices across Spain including Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Sevilla, Vigo and Malaga.
The combination of these capabilities with the SynOps platform will advance Accenture’s ability to help organizations pivot operating models to new sources of growth. The acquisition will reinforce Accenture’s role as a key partner for the engineering, design, deployment and operation of network services —voice, data, video, fixed, mobile, 5G and IoT — for clients in the telecommunications, industrial, energy and infrastructure industries, among others. It will also enhance the company’s network capabilities in Spain and Portugal, offering clients a comprehensive set of transformation services across 5G network deployment, engineering, operations and industry services.
Arca’s 640 employees will join Accenture in Spain.