News : KPMG Buys Australian Tech Firm Hands-On Systems
Sydney, Australia, Aug 31, 2015 -- KPMG Australia will continue its push into the technology industry with the acquisition of Australian Microsoft partner Hands-On Systems, which will help it sell more services to larger corporate clients.
The deal is the firm's ninth local acquisition in the past 18 months, which has included several other technology related businesses, as it broadens its scope into the booming digital realm.
KPMG Australia chief executive Gary Wingrove said the acquisition marked the company's growing strategic alliance with Microsoft, which has seen it select Dynamics for use by its Australian employees. It was also reflective of the firm's broader growth agenda.
"KPMG has traditionally consulted on the strategy side of transformation programs, with implementation being delivered by third parties," Mr Wingrove said.
"However clients with an eye to the future are looking for multi-disciplinary business partners. Hands-On Systems' capabilities considerably enhance our systems integration, implementation and overall technology enablement capability."
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Microsoft Australia managing director Pip Marlow said she was delighted a global collaboration with KPMG, which was announced in March, was being built on in Australia.
"The deep collaboration between the two companies, backed by the investment in Hands-On Systems, adds immeasurably to the Microsoft family and can only help in delivering benefits to our customers," Ms Marlow said.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and Ernst & Young (EY). Its global headquarters are located in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015