Accenture acquires consulting business of Austin-based Headspring

02 December 2021 2 min. read

Accenture has acquired the consulting division of Headspring, a cloud-native custom software development company.

Founded in 2001, Headspring helps private and public sector clients tackle challenges in cloud application development, enterprise architecture, and IT modernization. The firm’s consulting offerings include product strategy and roadmaps, app development and security, experience design, DevOps, business intelligence, cloud transformation, IT change management, and process optimization. Headspring also has a managed IT services division.

The firm has approximately 90 employees in the US and Mexico, and has worked with clients such as Dell, Whole Foods, and CenterPoint Energy.

Accenture’s acquisition of Headspring’s consulting division will strengthen the firm’s Cloud First business, which was tagged for $3 billion in investment over three years. The 70,000-person business has capabilities in cloud migration, infrastructure, and application services, as well as resources dedicated to R&D in edge computing and other emerging areas.

Accenture acquires consulting business of Austin-based Headspring

“Accenture’s acquisition of Headspring will help us scale one of the most comprehensive platform engineering and cloud native capabilities in the world. The depth and breadth of Headspring’s cloud-focused services and their significant experience working with Fortune 500 companies over the past two decades will be a valuable addition to our existing cloud engineering capabilities in North America and globally,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First.

Accenture earlier this year added Imaginea, a Mountain View, CA-based cloud-native product and platform engineering firm with 1,350 global employees, to Cloud First.

The Dublin-based firm also this year bolstered its operations division with the purchase of IT procurement specialist ClearEdge Partners and the purchase of supply chain technology consultancy Blue Horseshoe.

“We’re relentlessly focused on helping clients utilize the cloud to move faster, work better, and stand out in a shifting market,” said Dustin Wells, founder, president, and CEO of Headspring. “We do this by understanding their teams, goals and vision – that’s the Headspring difference – which aligns perfectly with Accenture’s focus on business outcomes. Joining the Accenture team will collectively elevate our position as trusted transformation advisors and executers.”

Accenture is the largest management and technology consulting firm in the world, with 624,000 people in 120+ countries and $50.53 billion in annual revenue.