NTT DATA has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aspirent, a data, analytics and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
“As we help our clients navigate critical business challenges through the use of data, this acquisition expands and strengthens NTT DATA’s analytics and advisory capabilities,” said Wayne Busch, group president for consulting and digital transformation at NTT DATA Services.
“Aspirent continues our targeted focus on becoming a trusted advisor for our clients following our acquisitions of Hashmap and Chainalytics,” Busch said.
Aspirent will add over 230 data advisers and technologists to NTT DATA’s digital transformation services team and bolster its data engineering capabilities across data partners such as Azure, AWS, Databricks and Snowflake. This acquisition also supports NTT DATA’s strategy to be the preferred digital innovation partner for enterprises worldwide, the company said.
“As a purpose-built analytics consulting firm focused on solving complex data-driven business challenges, we have spent a decade helping our clients run towards change,” said Aspirent CEO Andrew Wells. “The opportunity to join NTT DATA will strengthen our ability to deliver the end-to-end global solutions our clients require and bring exciting new opportunities to our colleagues and communities.”
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as the legal counsel to NTT DATA, and Canaccord Genuity Petsky Prunier LLC served as the exclusive financial adviser to Aspirent and Summit Park, the majority shareholder of Aspirent.