Capgemini bolsters Japanese business with BTC acquisition

23 June 2023 2 min. read
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Capgemini has beefed up its Japanese business with the acquisition of BTC, a 500-person cloud and digital services provider.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Tokyo, BTC helps clients with cloud advisory and integration services. The company, which also has offices in Sapporo (Japan) and Hanoi City (Vietnam), works for clients across sectors.

Shinichi Tonomura, Chairman of Capgemini in Japan and member of the Group Executive Committee, said that the acquisition will enable the firm to further build its cloud and digital capabilities in the country to meet client demand for its end-to end services. The bolt-on is also part of Capgemini’s ambition to expand its Asia Pacific business.

Capgemini bolsters Japanese business with BTC acquisition

“BTC strengthen our ability to enable clients in Japan to run their entire business in the cloud, with all the flexibility and sustainability benefits that this brings,” said Tonomura.

According to research from Boston Consulting Group, Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest growing cloud market. Japan meanwhile is one of the most mature countries when it comes to cloud uptake, both in the public and private sector.

“BTC will bring to Capgemini our deep cloud and digital expertise to augment its portfolio of services in Japan. While at the same time Capgemini’s scale and breadth of end-to-end services will offer significant added value to BTC’s clients,” said Ken Sugiyama, CEO of BTC.

The transaction is subject to customary conditions precedents, including foreign investment regulatory filing, and is expected to close in the coming months.

Last year, Capgemini acquired Singapore-based Aodigy, a deal that boosted its Salesforce capabilities. And in 2021, the France-headquartered group acquired Empired in Australia.