News : Genpact to Acquire Barkawi Management Consultants
New York, NY, USA, July 18, 2018 -- Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Barkawi Management Consultants, a supply chain management consultancy with operations in the U.S. and Europe that is part of the Barkawi Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As part of its ongoing strategy to drive digital-led transformation along with digitally-enabled intelligent operations for clients, Genpact is investing in capabilities, such as supply chain transformation. This is a critical lever for driving growth in many enterprises because companies need agile operations that quickly respond to fluctuating demand levels, market changes, and increased supply chain complexity.
Genpact’s focus on building supply chain centers of excellence and investing in digital technologies as well as supply chain analytics – particularly for clients in the consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, and hi-tech industries – has continued to expand its ability to help clients drive significant transformative impact in their operations. The addition of Barkawi Management Consultants’ consulting expertise and supply chain technology services is expected to enable Genpact to deliver to clients global, end-to-end supply chain services bolstered by domain, digital, and data science expertise.
"Supply chain management is incredibly strategic to our clients since it directly impacts their competitive differentiation, revenue, and operating margins. This is a key area where we’re investing," said Shantanu Ghosh, business leader, Enterprise Services, Genpact. "With Barkawi Management Consultants, we will be adding market-leading supply chain strategy and technology consulting capabilities, as well as terrific talent to our existing domain expertise, digital investments, and managed services base. We have already seen the power of this complementary and unique combination drive significant value by enabling an end-to-end scalable transformation proposition in client engagements where we have recently partnered with the firm."
"This transaction is a great fit for our consulting entity, given Genpact’s strong domain expertise, focus on innovation, digital and analytics capabilities, and global scale," said Karim Barkawi, founder and CEO, Barkawi Group. "Barkawi Management Consultants clients and Genpact clients will have a much stronger, unified partner to help them achieve transformative results in their supply chain management operations."
Mike Landry, who has been president of Barkawi North America, will lead the integrated Genpact global supply chain business.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Genpact is a Business process outsourcing (BPO) company in India. It was formerly a GE owned company called GE Capital International Services or GECIS. It operates from India, China, Guatemala, Hungary, México, Morocco, the Philippines, Poland, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, South Africa, and the United States.
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018