Capgemini buys Australian MuleSoft consultancy WhiteSky Labs

25 March 2020 3 min. read
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Having just completed acquisitions in the US and Europe, Capgemini has now also bolstered its footprint in the Asia Pacific market with the acquisition of WhiteSky Labs, a Sydney-headquartered MuleSoft consultancy. 

The addition of WhiteSky Labs adds a team of around 150 professionals to Capgemini in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore. According to Fernando Alvarez, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Capgemini, the deal comes amid rapidly growing demand for MuleSoft services in the region and around the world. 

“The addition of WhiteSky Labs’ expertise to our Australia and Asia operation will not only help to meet the digital transformation needs of our clients across the region, enabling them to unlock data across legacy systems, cloud apps and devices, but it will also bolster our expertise in this space that are very much in demand across the globe.” 

Gaurav Modi, the managing director of Capgemini in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said that the deal will accelerate Capgemini’s growth in Singapore, the Philippines and across Southeast Asia. 

Capgemini buys Australian MuleSoft consultancy WhiteSky Labs

Founded in 2006, MuleSoft is a Silicon Valley based software company that provides integration software for connecting all kinds of systems – cloud and software as a service (SaaS) applications, data systems, devices and legacy systems. Named MuleSoft in order to reflects the company’s ambition to escape the ‘donkey work’ of data integration, the company – acquired by Salesforce in May 2018 for US$5.6 billion – today has over 1,600 customers globally.

In Asia Pacific, WhiteSky Labs works with more than 40 MuleSoft customers including Energy Australia, Mynt, Blackmores, Qantas and 7-Eleven. The IT consultancy helps clients with end-to-end MuleSoft implementation services, spanning consulting services, full-stack building on the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, change management, managed support services, license management and training services.

In the eyes of Charles Woodall, SVP Alliances & Channels at Salesforce APAC, the joining of forces will create “exciting opportunities” for MuleSoft users across the region. 

Steve Wilson, CEO of WhiteSky Labs, said that by joining the global giant – Capgemini has 220,000 professionals in 40+ countries and has won nearly ten MuleSoft partners awards in the past three years – the firm will be able to deepen its offerings while also offering clients boarder digital transformation services at scale. “This increases our ability to answer the needs of global enterprises.”

Capgemini generates revenues of €14.1 billion, with its consulting arm Capgemini Invent at €1 billion.

A busy month for dealmakers

The deal comes one month after Capgemini acquired Swedish data science consultancy Advectas, and two months after it absorbed New York-based social impact firm Purpose.

In related deals in Australia, yesterday Deloitte bought Brisbane-based data analytics consultancy Bistech, marking its third deal in Australia in 2020 and eighth in the past two years, as the firm tries to close the gap with Big Four rival and market leader PwC.