Deloitte has acquired Melbourne-based consultancy firm JKVine for an undisclosed sum, expanding the professional services company’s enterprise business offerings.
“This deal allows us to complete the proposition we’re taking to market around how to design, build, run and optimise tech-based platforms for our clients,” Clifford Foster, Deloitte consulting partner and platform engineering leader, said.
“With the first class talent of JKVine’s team, we can deliver superior value to our clients and the broader market to ensure platforms perform optimally, securely and flexibly.”
JKVine’s four owners — Nick Singh, Dave Melgaard, Brad Cunningham, John Strumila — join Deloitte as principals while more than thirty JKVine staff will join Deloitte’s Melbourne and Sydney offices.
The new additions will form a new platform test and optimisation unit within Deloitte’s platform engineering practice headed by Foster.
“We are thrilled to be joining Deloitte, especially given the strong synergies and great opportunities between Deloitte and JKVine,” JKVine founder and managing director Nick Singh said.
“We have collaborated together successfully in the past and this move is a natural evolution in our relationship. It also offers our people more career development opportunities, which is really important to us.”
Founded in 1998, JKVine specialises in performance engineering and testing for business systems.
As part of the deal, the company will be bringing its experience in platform test management, test execution platform monitoring and optimisation capability to Deloitte’s enterprise technology offerings.
“This transaction with JKVine demonstrates Deloitte’s continued determination to remain at the forefront of digital transformation and provide our clients with the expertise and experience to support the delivery of their strategic goals,” Deloitte Australia chief executive Cindy Hook said.
Earlier this month, Deloitte acquired Sydney-based Concur partner Nesoi Solutions, with its staff joining the services giant’s advisory team as directors.