PwC snaps up Outbox as part of cloud computing drive

PwC has acquired European consumer experience consultancy Outbox as part of efforts drive cloud adoption, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe a region regarded as an upcoming skills powerhouse.

The Polish based business will bolster PwC’s ability to provide specialised cloud-based services to clients in the UK and Europe as well as enhancing its customer and digital capabilities.

Outbox works with the likes of Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle and SAP with 250 employees joining PwC.

PwC’s UK and EMEA xonsulting leader, Ashley Unwin, said: "This acquisition represents a major milestone for PwC's UK and Central and Eastern Europe alliance and its commitment to invest in emerging markets.

“It is also a significant addition to our customer and digital capabilities and sees the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for these skills within PwC in Europe."

Outbox managing director, Nicholas Mobbs, who will join PwC as a partner added: “This deal will provide PwC with the ability to offer a unique combination of world class skills and services, by delivering true cloud-based business transformation projects to the market and benefitting existing clients.“

It is expected that the deal will be formally concluded next month.

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