News : Accenture to Acquire Majority Stake in IMJ to Expand its Digital Capabilities in Japan
New York and Tokyo April 5, 2016 -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is expanding its digital capabilities in Japan by acquiring a majority stake in IMJ Corporation (IMJ), a full-service digital agency. The acquisition, once completed, will enhance the capabilities of Accenture Interactive in the local market, bringing together leading edge creativity, deep knowledge in advanced digital technology and consulting capabilities from Accenture and IMJ to provide seamless end-to-end digital marketing services.
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. Upon completion of the transaction, Accenture will establish a combined management structure with IMJ. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
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"Acquiring a majority stake in IMJ provides us with enhanced capabilities to deliver digital services in this dynamic market," said Atsushi Egawa, country managing director at Accenture Japan. Through this acquisition, we will combine Accenture Interactive and IMJ capabilities into a unified go-to-market offering that delivers an even deeper and broader set of digital solutions to clients."
"Our corporate vision of ‘enriching the consumer experience through the power of digital’ aligns with Accenture’s mission to transform clients through the power of digital," said Shinji Takeuchi, president and chief executive officer of IMJ.
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Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2016