Endava Acquires ComTrade Digital Services
Implied Enterprise Value (€m):60.0
- On August 17, 2020, Endava, a provider of agile transformation services, announced its acquisition of ComTrade Digital Services (CDS), formerly a division of UK-based ComTrade Group.
- Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, CDS is a provider of software engineering services and solutions including cloud, customer experience & design, digital security, embedded systems, global delivery & implementation, IoT, and predictive analytics.
- This acquisition strengthens Endava’s presence in Southeastern Europe and its position in the financial services industry vertical, along with other technology subsectors such as, travel, energy and utilities, medical, and intralogistics.
- Endava will hold back 10% of the purchase price for the next 2 years to satisfy any warranty or indemnity claims.
- ComTrade Group, the former parent company of CDS, will continue to provide certain services to Endava for a period of time after the acquisition is completed.
M&A Activity in the IT Services/Digital Transformation Space Remain Robust
- The IT services/digital transformation space has seen a steady increase in transaction activity, with participation from both strategic and private equity buyers.
- A recent digital services transaction was Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s acquisition of the assets and business of
KeyTree on August 11th, 2020. KeyTree is a provider of high-performance analytics, data visualization and business
- Similarly, on July 28th, 2020 Cognizant acquired Microsoft cloud partner New Signature, as cloud transformation
adoption continued to accelerate driven by the work-from-home environment.
- Another notable transaction includes E-Source Companies’ acquisition of StrategyWise on July 27th, 2020. This is one of the many acquisitions E-Source pursued to expand on its data science and AI capabilities.
- Businesses globally are continuing to heavily invest in digitalization in order to move to a cloud native environment as work-from-home is becoming the new norm post COVID.
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