London - Paris, October 9, 2008 - Sogeti, one of the world's foremost providers of Local IT, Professional and Test services, today announced the acquisition of the UK test consultancy Vizuri Limited.
This acquisition, in conjunction with the acquisition of Insight Test Services in April 2008 and other recruitment plans, will result in Sogeti UK growing to 250 staff by the end of 2009, establishing its position as a major player in the UK Testing Services Market.
Vizuri is one of the UK’s leading specialist software Quality Assurance, Test, and Security Consultancy service providers. With a staff of 90 persons, the UK company offers Consulting, Managed Services, Training and Resourcing services in these specific areas to over 50 clients. Like Sogeti, the company has a local branch business model offering fast, flexible, high value services to clients across the UK.
Sogeti, a member of the Capgemini Group, is a global leader in the provision of Local IT Professional Services and employs in excess of 20,000 people delivering services in High Tech Consulting, Application Services / Systems Integration and Infrastructure Services. Globally, Sogeti is the market leader in Software QA & Test services with in excess of 2,500 testing specialists of which 2,000 in Europe and USA and 500 people in India, which represents a strong offshore investment.
In addition, there are 5,000 application specialists with relevant test experiences. Sogeti is the owner, developer and distributor of the world leading test methods
TMAP® (Test Management Approach) and TPI® (Test Process Improvement). Sogeti offers significant value in onshore-and offshore services in the testing arena.
“This acquisition reinforces the European leadership of Sogeti in IT local services by consolidating its activities in one of the major markets - the United Kingdom”, said Luc-François Salvador, Chairman of the Sogeti Group. Added Richard Terry, Managing Director of Sogeti UK: “We believe that through the acquisition of Vizuri, we will immediately be able to provide a broader, deeper range of services to all of our clients. Further, the combined organisation gives us the critical mass to accelerate the growth of the business to achieve a market leadership position. This will make us more attractive to our current and future clients and as an employer.” Brian Shea, CEO of Vizuri believes that: “When combining the customers and staff of Vizuri with the strength of Sogeti we will create a company that will provide true innovative market leadership in the UK. We will leverage the strengths of both to deliver many benefits to clients and staff. This is a very exciting time in our market and this new entity will be uniquely positioned to deliver real client benefit for years to come.”
As illustrated by this deal, Capgemini Group - through Sogeti in this case -continues to expand notably through focused and disciplined acquisitions of firms with strong entrepreneurial spirit; domain or technological expertise; and client intimacy.
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About Sogeti testing
Sogeti is a world leader in innovative, business-driven quality assurance and testing services with innovative solutions: Managed Testing Services, TMap®-based project and program testing, and test process improvement. As the first testing service provider in Europe and USA, with over 2,500 test professionals and a further 5,000 application specialists with test experience, in 14 countries worldwide, we help organizations achieve their testing and QA goals.
Vizuri is an independent provider of IT (risk management, testing, security and training services). Based in London, Vizuri has expertise in delivering solutions for
Government, New Media, Gaming, Utilities, Financial Services and Insurance organisations. Vizuri strives for delivery excellence and continual improvement for both customers and it’s own organisation and personnel. As an ISO9001 accredited company, Vizuri are required to continually solicit customer feedback. Every Vizuri consultant is formally trained (all are ISEB qualified) and developed in line with Vizuri’s Investor In People (IIP) standard.
Vizuri is accredited by UKAS for the delivery of CSIA Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) laboratory testing services and is approved by the UK Gambling Commission for the testing of remote gaming systems. QBIT, a fully owned Vizuri subsidiary provides a comprehensive range of theoretical and practical courses including ISEB Foundation, Intermediate & Practitioner courses in Software Testing. QBIT is an Institute Of IT Training approved training provider.
For more information, please see www.vizuri.co.uk and www.qbit.co.uk.
About Sogeti UK
Sogeti UK is a premier provider of software testing and infrastructure services to corporate and public-sector clients. Our collaborative approach is grounded in proprietary and innovative methodologies that manage risk and produce identifiable results. Sogeti's team of experienced IT professionals works closely with clients to design, develop and deploy adaptable solutions that address the unique needs of their business and industry. Sogeti delivers practical services, built on more than 40 years of global experience.
For more information, please visit www.uk.sogeti.com
ABOUT SOGETI GROUP
Sogeti Group (member of the Capgemini Group), leader in IT services and R&D outsourcing, offers a range of local professional services in High Tech Consulting and Information Technology for large companies through these three complementary areas:
- High Tech or High Tech Consulting
Research & Development with the maintenance in operational conditions:
Outsourcing Research and Development and Innovation Advice.
Scientific and technical research and developments, mechanical design, development of complex systems.
Control and industrial data processing.
- Application Services or systems integration
From the conception to the maintenance of the information system: consulting, architecture, contracting owner’s assistance, development, integration, testing and maintenance of application assets.
- Infrastructure Services or integration management and systems administration
Consulting in security and performance of the infrastructures of services IT and Telecom
Supply of all the services indispensable to the rationalization, to the optimization and to the management of the IT structures. Integration of the architectures and of the exploitation, guaranteeing an optimal efficiency of the systems and networks.
In total, Sogeti Group has more than 20,000 professionals in 14 countries with 10,000 in France.
For more information: www.sogeti.com
Brian E F Shea
Chief Executive Officer
Tél. +44 (0)20 7014 8900
Tel.:+ 33 (0)1 41 12 46 06
Tel: 0208 996 1652
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