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NIIT Technologies to Acquire WHISHWORKS IT Consulting

IT solutions organization NIIT Technologies is making a move this week to acquire WHISHWORKS. The IT consulting firm is expected to strengthen NIIT’s digital capabilities and complement the company’s offerings to create a powerful solution in the digital integration space.

Specific terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, have not been disclosed. However, NIIT announced it will acquire a 53% stake initially and purchase the remainder of the company over the next two years, with compensation dependent on financial performance. The company will be making the purchase in an all-cash transaction, funded through internal accruals.

“WHISHWORKS fits into our overall digital strategy, enhances our footprint in a high demand space, and is a significant addition to our existing capability spectrum in digital integration. This initiative is in line with our strategy to drive growth and create value over the long term by enhancing capabilities and domain depth, adding new partnerships, and making well-considered acquisitions that complement our existing strengths,” said NIIT Technologies CEO Sudhir Singh.

Founded in 2010, WHISHWORKS specializes in MuleSoft and big data technologies. The company’s 250 employees build around MuleSoft’s AnyPoint platform and its consultants hold over 350+ MuleSoft certifications, making it the largest group of MuleSoft certified experts in the EMEA region.

WHISHWORKS Founder and CEO Sri Arardhi said that the company sees “substantial opportunities and growth potential” with the new deal. Specifically, Arardhi noted that the company is “thrilled” to have NIIT Technologies’ support, presence, and scale in the U.S.

NIIT Technologies was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. At FinovateSpring 2016 the company demoed Digital Foresight, a predictive analytics platform that enables a enterprises to develop actionable strategy for marketing, operations, and risk management.