Cognizant to acquire Contino

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Cognizant to acquire Contino

Professional services giant Cognizant has announced plans to acquire technology consulting firm Contino for an undisclosed amount.

UK-based Contino, which has offices in Sydney and Melbourne, is an AWS global premier partner and also works with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The company boasts some 350 employees worldwide with operations in the UK, Australia and the US.

Contino co-founders Matt Farmer and Benjamin Wootton will remain chief executive and chief technology officer, respectively.

“Joining Cognizant enables us to expand and scale our offerings globally, build on our tremendous success, and provide an even richer portfolio of cloud strategy and engineering capabilities,” Farmer said.

“We are thrilled to be joining an organisation that shares our rich expertise in cloud technologies, DevOps, digital engineering, and data analytics.”

Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries said the company is looking forward to welcoming Contino’s team to the fold.

“The DevOps approach to cloud migration, core modernisation and cloud security is reshaping how enterprises in all industries are building their infrastructures,” Humphries said.

“This new set of holistic cloud capabilities from Contino will enable us to offer and more readily deploy transformative cloud-based solutions.”

The transaction is expected to close at the end of 2019, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

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