July 13, 2010
Accenture Acquires Acceria, Expanding Capabilities In Technology and Consulting Business Services for the Industrial Marketplace

NEW YORK and PARIS; July 13, 2010 -- Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has acquired Acceria, a privately held company based in France that specializes in providing business processes and methodologies dedicated to the after-sales operations of industrial companies. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The acquisition is designed to complement Accenture’s strength in providing services to the automotive and industrial manufacturing marketplace globally and further enhances Accenture’s capabilities in management consulting. The acquisition includes Acceria’s staff and assets which provide innovative business solutions intended to help companies improve and sustain after-sales performance.
“For successful after-sales operations in a competitive market environment, optimizing a company’s product and service portfolio and its pricing strategy is key” said Sergio Colella, managing director of Accenture’s Industrial Equipment group. “Acceria’s after-sales expertise, industrialized assets and innovative solutions can help automotive and industrial manufacturing companies improve after-sales revenues. This acquisition is designed to accelerate Accenture’s expansion into the automotive and industrial marketplace.”
“We are excited to be combining our business with Accenture’s consulting expertise and global reach,” said Laurent Boutboul, CEO of Acceria.  “We are confident that together we will make a significant impact on the after-sales operations of companies in the automotive and industrial manufacturing sector, which should enable Accenture clients to set strategies that grow their businesses and allow for rapid return on investment.”
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 190,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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