Accenture bolsters infrastructure expertise with Anser Advisory acquisition

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Accenture has announced its plans to acquire Anser Advisory, a US-based infrastructure advisory and management company, for an undisclosed price.

This acquisition is a strategic move for Accenture, enhancing its ability to support businesses and local government entities in executing major, long-term infrastructure projects with improved efficiency and predictability.

Anser Advisory is known for mitigating project risks, reducing delays, and controlling costs in critical large-scale infrastructure projects.

The company’s broad range of services include advisory, compliance, and management. They assist clients in strategizing, estimating, and planning projects while also overseeing their implementation.

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Bryan Carruthers — Anser Advisory CEO said: “Clients engage Anser Advisory as a trusted advisor to minimize risk and maximize outcomes when they invest in critical infrastructure. By joining Accenture, we will be able to provide new value and scale to our clients to support their missions and opportunities for our people to grow their careers at one of the world’s most prestigious companies.”

Accenture to acquire Anser Advisory to bolster infrastructure expertise

Accenture to acquire Anser Advisory to bolster infrastructure expertise. Photo courtesy of Zarateman/Wikimedia Commons.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Anser Advisory was founded in 1996 and employs approximately 1,200 professionals across 13 states. Post-acquisition, Accenture will incorporate Anser Advisory’s team of roughly 920 employees who are engaged with private sector and state-local public projects.

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Markon Solutions, an Anser Advisory subsidiary serving US federal clients, will remain with Sterling Investment Partners and its own management.

This acquisition further extends Accenture’s services for asset-intensive industries. Previous strategic acquisitions include Eclipse Automation, a custom manufacturing automation and robotics solutions provider, umlaut, a global engineering services company, and Advoco, an asset management services provider.

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Jimmy Etheredge — Accenture North America CEO said: “This acquisition positions Accenture as a key player in the tremendous investment that is taking place to modernize North America’s infrastructure in a sustainable manner. Combining Anser Advisory’s experience with our digital technology expertise is a game-changing transformation for infrastructure projects.”

The transaction is expected to close upon satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including necessary antitrust approvals.

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