Capgemini acquires Asia Pacific MuleSoft consultancy WhiteSky Labs

27 March 2020 Consultancy.asia

Tech-minded professional services firm Capgemini has acquired Asia Pacific MuleSoft specialist WhiteSky Labs, continuing a run of recent additions.

French-origin professional services firm Capgemini has continued to accelerate in the first quarter of the year with the latest in a recent string of acquisitions – this time in the Asia Pacific. Following on the back of two additions in February, Swedish data firm Advectas and social impact consultancy Purpose of the US, Capgemini has now picked up Australia-based MuleSoft consultancy WhiteSky Labs, which has further offices in Singapore, the Philippines and NZ.

“The addition of WhiteSky Labs’ specialist and award-winning expertise to our Australia and Asia operation will not only help to meet the digital transformation needs of our clients across the region, enabling them to unlock data across legacy systems, cloud apps and devices, but it will also bolster our expertise in this space that are very much in demand across the globe,” said Capgemini’s Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Digital Officer Fernando Alvarez.

Founded in Sydney in 2009, WhiteSky Labs is described as one of the largest independent full-service MuleSoft consultancies in the world, with the deal set to add 150 professionals to Capgemini’s digital transformation and API-powered enterprise integration activities across the region. Expected to close in the coming weeks, details of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but WhiteSky Labs currently works with numerous high-profile companies such as Qantas and 7-Eleven.

Capgemini acquires Asia Pacific MuleSoft consultancy WhiteSky Labs

As stated in a release, Whitesky Labs ensures “companies bridge the gap between strategy and IT by embedding effective organisational processes, structures and methods,” with the company proving a wide range of services to clients across multiple sectors, including full-stack consulting on the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform – from strategy & architecture to platform and solution design and implementation – along with managed support, license management and training services.

“Joining Capgemini means we will be able to offer clients our deep MuleSoft expertise coupled with end-to-end digital transformation services at scale, increasing our ability to answer the needs of global enterprises,” said WhiteSky Labs CEO Steve Wilson. “Accelerating digital transformations has never been more important and that requires the combined capability that we are creating with Capgemini to unlock data across any application or endpoint.”

Taking its name from the ambition to relive companies of the ‘donkey-work’ of data integration,  MuleSoft, for the uninitiated, is a 2006-founded Silicon Valley software firm which provides integration software for connecting all types of systems, including cloud and software as a service (SaaS) applications, data systems, devices, and legacy systems. With over 1,600 customers globally, the firm was in 2018 acquired by CRM giant Salesforce in a deal worth $5.6 billion.

Menawhile, Capgemini’s South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan chief executive Gaurav Modi stated that the fresh acquisition will accelerate the firm’s growth in Singapore, the Philippines and across Southeast Asia – in what is already one of its hottest markets. Described as ‘particularly dynamic’, Capgemeni’s combined Asia Pacific and Latin America geography grew by almost percent last year, contributing more than €1 billion to the firm’s €14.1 billion in global revenues.