Publicis Sapient, today announced that it has wholly acquired Sapient.i7 Ltd, the joint enterprise it launched with Tquila Ventures in March 2018. Over the past 2 years, Sapient i7 has offered an extensive set of services leveraging Salesforce technology to enable digital transformation for large companies in Europe.
Sapient i7 will join Publicis Sapient to form a new Global practice expanding Publicis Sapient’s Salesforce expertise and strengthening its alignment to the technology.
The Global Salesforce practice will be led by Jason English. Stephen Aitken, the current CEO of Sapient i7 will lead the UK, Europe, and APAC Regions.
Jason English, SVP, Global Salesforce Practice Leader, Publicis Sapient says: “The acquisition of Sapient i7 enhances the value Publicis Sapient brings to its clients. Publicis Sapient has been delivering large scale digital business transformation for a number of years and the acquisition of Sapient i7 enables the company to offer digital business transformation on a truly global scale.”
On the acquisition, Stephen Aitken commented: “It’s been exciting to watch Sapient i7’s Salesforce practice grow quickly in Europe. The acquisition enables us to continue growth in delivering digital business transformation on the Salesforce platform.”
Stephane Viallet, VP, Alliances, Salesforce commented: “We’re excited that Publicis Sapient has now acquired Sapient i7. This is a renewed demonstration of Publicis Sapient’s commitment to invest in the digital business transformation of organisations, leveraging Salesforce technology.”
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About Publicis Sapient
Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get digitally enabled, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with 20,000 people and 53 offices around the globe, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession – combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness – enables us to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit publicissapient.com.
About Tquila Ventures
Tquila has a 7-year history of success within the salesforce.com eco-system, having established and funded Tquila UK, a 170-person consulting practice which was acquired by Accenture in May 2015. In addition to the UK business, Tquila has built a successful salesforce practice in Japan, through a joint venture with Pasona Group (TKS: 2168), & salesforce.com. “Pasona Tquila” is a 200-person practice, that’s scheduled to IPO on the Tokyo exchange in 2021. Tquila Ventures has recently established and funded investments in the UK in a UI path practice, “Tquila Automation” and entered into a new Joint Venture with Sapient and Elder Research to build an AI Data Science practice in London and Boston “ps ai labs”.