IT services provider HCL expands its digital solutions to Australia

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In an attempt to step up its overseas acquisitions, IT services provider HCL Technologies has announced its agreement to acquire DWS in Australia. The acquisition has been valued at AU$158 million and the deal is expected to be closed by December 2020. 

The DWS acquisition will help HCL meet the increasing demand of digital solutions and technologies and enhance the tech company’s client portfolio in Australia and New Zealand, says HCL Corporate Vice President, APAC, India and Middle East, Swapan Johri.

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DWS in Australia has a talented staff of more than 700 spread across its offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney. Senior Research Director at Consultancy Gartner, DD Mishra explains that Australia is a crucial market for most providers in the APAC region. The acquisition is expected to enhance the digital transformation capabilities of HCL in the region and additionally aid in the localisation efforts of HCL in multiple Australian cities.

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IT services Provider HCL 

An Indian multinational IT services and consultancy firm, HCL Technologies was founded by Shiv Nadar and Arjun Malhotra. Headquartered in Noida, India, HCL is an internationally renowned IT services provider that has a wide network of research and development facilities and innovation labs. 

Their integrated portfolio includes three basic business units – Engineering and R&D Services (ERS), IT and Business Services (ITBS) and Products and Platforms (P&P). The company also offers robust cloud, Internet of Things, analytics and automation technology services. The company has more than 150,000 ‘Ideapreneurs’ in more than 49 countries. 

HCL Australia began offering its IT services in the country about 20 years ago, beginning with Sydney. As of now, HCL employs over 1,600 people. The acquisition of DWS will help the Indian IT services provider further enhance and strengthen its Australia-focused digital capabilities and create new long-lasting relationships.

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