Cognizant to acquire Texas-based digital transformation consultancy firm

Teaneck-based Cognizant on Tuesday said it is going to acquire AustinCSI, a premier digital transformation consultancy specializing in enterprise cloud and data analytics advisory services.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022 and is subject to satisfaction of closing conditions. Financial details were not disclosed.

According to a company news release, adding AustinCSI’s enterprise cloud and data analytics expertise supports Cognizant’s strategic focus on expanding its consulting practice and advisory capabilities to provide clients with end-to-end digital transformation strategy and industry-led solutions.

“Client demand for end-to-end digital strategy and industry-specific solutions continues to accelerate,” Michael Valocchi, senior vice president, head of Cognizant consulting and Americas strategy, said. “AustinCSI has built a stellar reputation by improving business outcomes for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, particularly in the telecommunications, media, technology and automotive sectors, markets where Cognizant is also strong. We look forward to welcoming AustinCSI’s talented experts to our team and further enriching the value we’re providing to our clients as they embrace cloud, AI, data analytics and other advancing technologies.”

Based in Dallas, AustinCSI provides consulting services for Fortune 500 clients across industries. The privately held company has more than 175 consultants who design and deliver cloud and automation solutions, leveraging data to help businesses improve their decision-making and deliver better customer experiences and business outcomes.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to become part of Cognizant and combine our strengths in delivering advanced and transformative technologies to clients,” said Karen Moree, co-founder and CEO, AustinCSI. “Together, we can provide more impact for our current clients with broader capabilities in emerging digital technologies and reach a wider market leveraging Cognizant’s global scale.”