Information technology company, Wipro, with a dedicated workforce of over 170,000 serving clients across 6 continents, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire global cloud services company, Appirio, for a purchase consideration of USD 500 Million.
Established in 2006, Appirio is headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo and has 1250 employees worldwide. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world’s leading brands, including Stryker, Robert Half, Johnson Controls, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, and Sony PlayStation.
Once completed, Wipro’s acquisition of Appirio would create one of the world’s largest cloud transformation practices. Appirio also brings to Wipro, Topcoder, a crowdsourcing marketplace connecting over a million designers, developers and data scientists around the world with customers.
“In an increasingly digital world, as consumer behaviors and expectations continue to be reshaped by experiences, companies are recognizing that they need to transform how they engage with customers and employees by leveraging the power of Cloud,” said Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board, Wipro Limited. “Appirio and Wipro are coming together to unlock transformational synergies in the applications space and help enterprises create new business models.”
Wipro will consolidate its existing cloud applications practices of Salesforce and Workday under the Appirio brand and structure. Chris Barbin, Chief Executive Officer of Appirio, will lead the expanded business.
“When you combine Wipro’s global scale and deep digital focus with Appirio’s transformative worker and customer experience expertise, and best in class team, brand, and partners, you create a formidable force in the industry,” said Chris Barbin, Chief Executive Officer of Appirio. “Together, our aim is to dominate the market and claim the top spots in industry Net Promoter Score, market share, and best places to work.”