Accenture Buys Cirrus in UK

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Cirrus, a UK-based leadership and talent consultancy.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Cirrus joins Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential team and enhances the development and coaching capabilities for leaders seeking business transformation. The consultancy complements Accenture’s most recent Talent & Organization / Human Potential acquisitions — Future State in February and Kates Kesler in 2020, which aim to expand client offerings and create new ways to deliver value with a deep understanding of client needs and market challenges.

Founded by Dr. Simon Hayward in 2010 and with 70 experts located in the U.K. and Australia serving global clients, Cirrus combines leadership, talent, and engagement expertise to assess and develop leaders — creating behavioural change and implementing agile ways of working to surface their potential. Cirrus has a proven track record of delivering business impact through bespoke leadership and team development solutions run via virtual, face-to-face and digital channels. 

Hayward is a regarded leadership thought leader, author and honorary Professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School.