- Sector: Communication Services; Communication & Internet Infrastructure
- Deal Type: Strategic Deals; Founder-led Businesses
- Engagement type: Sellside
- Size: $200-500m
Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Linkbynet, on the proposed sale of Linkbynet to Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The transaction is subject to approvals by the relevant regulatory authorities and customary works council consultations.
Founded in 2000, Linkbynet is a founder-led, leading independent French cloud-native solutions provider, specialising in cloud optimisation, managed services, cloud transformation and cloud security. The company boasts a team of more than 900 highly skilled professionals, who hold over 400 certifications from major cloud providers such as Alibaba, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, and has offices in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Singapore and Vietnam.
The proposed acquisition will significantly enhance the global capabilities of Accenture Cloud First, a multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals within Accenture, with Linkbynet contributing deep cloud and engineering specialisation, managed services, sophisticated technology tools and cybersecurity intelligence.
This transaction highlights Arma Partners’ depth and experience as the leading specialist advisor to the world’s most important public cloud and digital transformation companies and our excellent access to strategic buyers globally.