Accenture to Acquire Climb


Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to acquire Climb, a Japanese technology services provider specializing in system integration, IT infrastructure management and operations, primarily in the Gunma Prefecture.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

The acquisition brings more critical skills for global organizations in Japan to navigate technology change. In particular, Climb’s expertise will accelerate application and infrastructure modernization services for financial institutions and government agencies to achieve digital transformation. Accenture’s investment in Climb will also enable local teams to continue to revitalize the local ICT (Information Communication Technology) industry.

Established in 1989 and led by Osamu Kanai, President, Climb has demonstrated a high level of expertise in multiple areas from the development of core banking and mission-critical systems to the management and operations of IT infrastructure for organizations, such as domestic financial institutions, manufacturers, telecommunications carriers and government agencies, mainly in Maebashi City, where the company was founded. Currently, Climb has approximately 200 engineers who are trained in cloud and security technologies and application management services.

The engineers will join Accenture Technology.