PRESS RELEASE

Accenture acquires Brazilian tech firm Concrete Solutions

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Press Release by Accenture

SÃO PAULO; Aug. 8, 2017 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Concrete Solutions, a Brazilian company that specializes in applying Lean and Agile software-development methodologies to develop cloud-based mobile solutions and web applications.

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The acquisition expands Accenture's capabilities in leading-edge technologies and rapid development approaches, including Agile and DevOps, enhancing its ability to help clients leverage emerging technologies to meet their digital-transformation needs, improve their business performance and create new opportunities for growth.

"Since its inception, Concrete Solutions has been delivering innovative digital experience solutions and services to large corporations," said Ansano Baccelli, a managing director at Accenture and Accenture Technology lead for Brazil. "It's experience developing mobile applications using Agile and DevOps methodologies expands our expertise in leading-edge technologies and our ability to meet the growing demands of companies looking for the ideal partner in their digital transformation."

Founded in 2001, Concrete Solutions has more than 400 employees across three locations in Brazil.

"The acquisition of Concrete Solutions is another clear indication of Accenture's commitment to the local market, following the opening of our Innovation Centers in Recife and Rio de Janeiro and the expansion of our digital agency, Accenture Interactive, in Brazil," said Leonardo Framil, Accenture's country managing director for Accenture in Brazil and head of the company's business in Latin America. "Continuous investments like this enhance our presence and strengthen our ability to deliver for clients through the Accenture Innovation Architecture."

The acquisition of Concrete Solutions enables Accenture to be better prepared to create long-term relationships with organizations in Brazil. Bringing together the complementary skills and experience of both companies better enables Accenture to apply its innovation-led approach to deliver greater business value for clients.

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