Published Oct. 10, 2012
Accenture, the world’s second-largest IT consulting and services firm behind IBM, has acquired a second company with operations in South Carolina.
Accenture, which bought Columbia’s Duck Creek Technologies a year ago, acquired avVenta Worldwide on Tuesday. The digital production services provider has an office in Charleston, where it was founded in 2005.
The acquisition adds chief marketing officers to Accenture’s services — from the development of marketing strategy to the management of marketing systems and campaigns. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With more than 600 employees, avVenta has headquarters in New York, a digital production fulfillment center in San Jose, Costa Rica, and a sales office in Los Angeles.
Its Charleston location handles all back-office functions with senior leadership for finance, human resources, delivery and marketing support.
Accenture’s Columbia operation handles sales, marketing and administrative support for the former Duck Creek firm. It specializes in software for the property and casualty insurance industry.
Later this year, Accenture plans to begin moving its local operations and some 100 employees to 1441 Main St. in downtown Columbia from 7 Science Court in northeast Richland County.
With 257,000 employees in 120 countries, Dublin-based Accenture generated revenues of $27.9 billion for its fiscal year ending Aug. 31.