ISG buys competitor Alsbridge to create outsourcing consultancy giant

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BY : Diego GutiérrezJanuary Wed, 2017
The new ISG will serve more than 700 customers, including the 75% of the world's largest companies, and the efficiencies gained by the combination of the two firms will result in an estimated €7M in savings in the first 18 months.

ISG buys competitor Alsbridge to create outsourcing consultancy giant

About ISG

ISGwhich is listed on the NASDAQ:IIIis one of the world's largest market research and consulting firms specialising in IT, Business Advisory Services (BAS) and Supplier Selection and has helped more than 500 clients worldwide achieve operational excellence.

ISG can assist in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Accounting or Procurement, developing the service delivery strategy, implementing the service centres, selecting third party service providers...

ISG is present in 21 countries around the world and had already realised acquisitions previously, in 2011 I bought Compass, an independent global provider of benchmarking, performance improvement, data, tics and business analytics services.

About Alsbridge

Alsbridge fEstablished in 2005 and headquartered in the UK and Dallas. It offers services in the areas of outsourcing, including information technology outsourcing (ITO), finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO), human resources outsourcing (HRO), business process outsourcing (BPO), knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and contact centres. Consequences of the transaction. In 2013 Alsbridge received a round from LLR Partners, which aimed to boost its growth plan. Also in that year Alsbrigde bought Telwares, a consulting firm that provides network optimisation and transformation services to clients worldwide. Among the new services Alsbridge will bring to ISG are the provision of telecommunications, auditing and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) implementation services. 

Result of the purchase 

The merger of two leading companies creates a large, dominant group in the market, with a wide range of services for its clients and the ability to put pressure on the large consulting firms in the outsourcing of IT.

The new ISG will serve more than 700 customers, including 75% of the world's largest companies. The efficiencies gained by combining the two firms will result in an estimated $7 million in savings in the first 18 months, ISG said.

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