NTT DATA to Acquire Nexient

Published in
August 3, 2021
DevOps Digest

Originally Published on May 20, 2021

NTT DATA Services has entered an agreement to acquire Nexient, a cloud-native company that will expand NTT DATA’s differentiating transformation, modernization and cloud app development experience.

Nexient will serve as a scalable anchor for NTT DATA’s Application Development & Modernization practice, adding user-centric full stack product development capabilities and speeding the ability to offer sophisticated digital transformation services to clients, including digital product strategy, product design and development, and platform transformation.

Nexient brings product mindset and highly prized agile software development talent to NTT DATA’s clients. Its U.S.-based delivery complements NTT DATA’s global delivery, providing a differentiator by ensuring clients have easy access to delivery-center based, 100% agile, product teams in NTT DATA Services’ largest market. NTT DATA will continue to partner with global clients and deliver solutions from its global delivery network to meet their needs.

Nexient will become part of a top six global IT services leader with vast resources. Its clients will benefit from access to global R&D and ongoing investments in digital transformation services, and its employees will have access to expanded career opportunities.

“Application Development and Modernization is a critical and fast-growing piece of the digital transformation value chain. With Nexient’s agile, product-minded development disciplines, we’re better equipped to help our clients quickly take advantage of digital innovations,” said Eric Clark, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, NTT DATA Services. “NTT DATA is investing to grow our business and our digital expertise through hiring, training and R&D, as well as targeted acquisitions of best-in-class, digital companies. Nexient is the next step in this strategy and a great addition to our team.”

“Nexient’s product-minded agile development approach has earned our clients’ trust to solve their complex business problems,” said Mark Orttung, Nexient CEO. “Building on our commitment to operate within our core values, leadership competencies, and team-based approach...”

Nexient supports NTT DATA’s strategy to be the preferred digital partner in the market by providing proactive innovation, thought leadership and delivery excellence to help clients succeed by expanding the scale and scope of NTT DATA’s Digital Application Development & Modernization services.

White & Case LLP acted as legal counsel to NTT DATA, Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, LLP acted as legal counsel to Nexient and RBC Capital Markets acted as financial advisor to Nexient. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval and is expected to close next month.

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