Seattle-based 47 Degrees joins Xebia

24 August 2022 2 min. read
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47 Degrees, a Seattle-based application development firm, has been acquired by Xebia, a Netherlands-headquartered global IT consultancy.

Founded in 2010, 47 Degrees offers comprehensive consulting in functional programming languages – which provide significant advantages when building scalable and parallelized systems. The firm’s engineers have designed, developed, and deployed applications for clients including Microsoft, Whitepages, and Dataline.

47 Degrees has more than 90 employees, according to LinkedIn, and has offices in the US, UK, Spain, and Colombia.

“We are delighted to join forces with 47 Degrees and we believe that with their strong expertise in Scala, Kotlin as well as functional Java, this acquisition will establish our presence in the global market and also allow us to widen our functional programming expertise to Rust, Clojure, and Haskell,” Anand Sahay, global CEO of Xebia Group, said. “We aim to become one of the most significant one-stop shops for all functional programming needs."

Seattle-based 47 Degrees joins Xebia

The acquisition is part of Xebia’s ambitious growth plans in the US consulting market. The Dutch firm earlier this year announced plans to more than triple its US headcount to 1,000 people by 2024. The growth plans include 200 new jobs by year-end in its American headquarters in Atlanta. Xebia also has another US office in San Francisco.

“We’re pleased to join forces with Xebia, strong supporters of the functional paradigm, to leverage and support our comprehensive services and expertise to our future and existing clients,” Nick Elsberry, CEO of 47 Degrees, said. “Xebia not only aligns with our technology goals but our people-first methodologies, and we’re excited about this next chapter.”

Xebia provides services in digital strategy, agile transformation, data and AI, DevOps, cloud, low-code, and Microsoft solutions to a wide range of industries. The company has more than 5,000 employees across offices in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific and has worked with leading clients such as Disney, Tesco, Philips, and ING.