Cognizant to acquire technology consulting firm Contino

Cognizant to acquire technology consulting firm Contino
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16 Oct, 2019

American multinational software corporation Cognizant is buying Contino, a privately held technology consulting firm headquartered in London, to strengthen its enterprise DevOps solutions and other operations.

This is the fourth acquisition for Cognizant this year. It had previously acquired Ireland-based manufacturing system provider Zenith Technologies and technology company Meritsoft, and Finnish technology provider Oy Samlink.  

The terms of the latest acquisition have not been disclosed. 

Contino is expected to strengthen Cognizant’s enterprise DevOps solutions, cloud native deployments, IT security modernisation and advanced data computational platforms. 

The company, co-founded Matt Farmer and Benjamin Wootton, claims to have completed more than 200 enterprise engagements since 2014 with clients such as Adidas, Allianz, Barclays, Lloyds Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Vodafone, among others.

“Our focus has always been on supporting the enterprise and their transformation using the ‘Squad Model,’” said Matt Farmer, co-founder and chief executive officer of Contino. The approach involves supporting clients from engineering to communicating the benefits of the journey.

 Meanwhile, Brian Humphries, CEO of Cognizant, said the DevOps approach to cloud migration, core modernisation and cloud security was reshaping how enterprises in all Industries build infrastructures.  

“This new set of holistic cloud capabilities from Contino will enable us to offer and more readily deploy transformative cloud-based solutions,” added Humphries.

Contino is recognized as an Amazon global premier partner with Amazon Web Services, as well as for its expertise in Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The company has reportedly raised a funding of $68.2 million in four venture rounds and a Series B round.  It has offices in New York, Atlanta, Sydney and Melbourne.