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Accenture acquires HR consultancy Root

Accenture acquires HR consultancy Root
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26 Apr, 2021

Accenture last week said it has acquired consultancy firm Root, which helps 2,000 global business clients with decisions linked to customer experience, strategy, operation maximisation, and technology.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1984, Root will add to Accenture’s talent and organisation team to create new digital assets designed to engage workforces worldwide, according to a statement.  

With 130 employees located in Ohio and Illinois, Root collaborates with clients to create and share their strategy and transformation stories to drive its consultancy business.

The statement added that about 1,000 global clients use Root Learning Map that uses a large visual format, combined with data and dialogue to illustrate a company’s change journey.

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The tool’s use case involves employees engaged in transparent strategic changes affecting their roles and the company at large, as per the statement.

“By adding Root’s unique digital-based creative capabilities to ours, we will help companies go beyond change management design or measurement and toward activating transformational change at scale,” Christie Smith, global lead for Talent & Organization / Human Potential at Accenture, said.

Other recent acquisitions that fit Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential bucket include Mannheim, Germany based fable+, Wilmslow, Cheshire based Cirrus, Oakland, California based Future State, and New York, United States based Kates Kesler.

Accenture serves clients in over 120 countries with its 5,37,000 workforces. The company is expected to close $2 billion of acquisitions by August 2021 in its current shopping streak. Since January 2021, the global information technology consulting firm has made as many as 14 acquisitions so far.