Endava beefs up in Australia with acquisition of digital firm Mudbath

11 May 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Global digital transformation firm Endava has beefed up its team in Australia with the acquisition of Mudbath, adding a team of around 100 technologists primarily based in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne. 

Following its organic entry into the Australia market in 2021, UK-headquartered Endava has yet again (following Lexicon) turned to inorganic means to accelerate its presence in what the company describes as a “key market” for its international growth strategy. 

Headquartered in London, Endava has over 12,000 staff in Europe, North America, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. “We see Australia as a growing and attractive market with strong demand for high-quality technology product creation,” said John Cotterell, CEO of Endava. 

Endava beefs up in Australia with acquisition of digital firm Mudbath

“Mudbath brings a new and exciting client base, a very talented team and strengthens our leadership bandwidth in Australia. Together, we see exciting potential to do more for existing and new clients, whilst creating attractive opportunities for our people,” Cotterell added.

Founded in 2014, Mudbath specialises in the design and build of enterprise systems, web and mobile products. The firm’s clients span broad industry verticals, including retail, mining (and adjacent activities including rail and tools), health, insurance, banking and travel. Headquartered in Newcastle, Mudbath also has hubs in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Commenting on the joining of forces, company founder Josh Doolan said: “As we explored partnering with Endava, it became increasingly evident that our compatibility in terms of culture, capabilities and strategy made this merger highly beneficial for both parties.” 

“Endava’s wealth of experience, expertise and steadfast commitment to being a technology partner presents a significant opportunity for us, and we are thrilled to be joining the Endava family. This merger will enhance the scope and scale of services we can deliver to our clients.”

Following the deal, the Australian arm of Endava has over around 250 staff. The domestic team is backed by nearshore delivery centers in Malaysia and Vietnam – part of the firm’s 15+ network of delivery centers worldwide (mainly based in Eastern Europe and Latin America).