Published On: Thu, Apr 1st, 2021

Wipro to acquire Australian cyber security company Ampion

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Wipro acquisition of Ampion : Indian IT services provider Wipro has agreed to acquire Australian cyber security company Ampion for an undisclosed price.

Ampion also provides DevOps and engineering services.

It was created following the merger of Revolution IT and Shelde.

Revolution IT was an -based IT services company established in 2004. Shelde, which was founded in 2010 was an Australia-based digital .

Ampion, which is headquartered in Melbourne, also has offices in , , and Canberra.

Commenting on Wipro acquisition of Ampion, N.S. Bala – CEO of Wipro APMEA, said: “I am excited to welcome Ampion to the Wipro family. Ampion has a successful track record and enjoys immense credibility with leading enterprises in the region, a collaborative work culture, and significant local subject matter expertise.

“We see Ampion as a complementary force that will help us expand our footprint and accelerate our journey in the Asia Pacific region.”

According to Wipro, the Australian market is going through considerable disruption due to the adoption of cloud, DevOps, analytics, and resilience related digital capabilities, across public sector firms and enterprises.

The combined offerings of Wipro and Ampion driven by engineering transformation, DevOps and security consulting services is expected to bring scale and market agility to address the increasing demands of customers.

Wipro said that its new operating model pushes for making strategic investments in focus regions, proximity to customers, agility, scale and localization.

The Indian IT services provider said that the acquisition of Ampion is a key step for it in this direction.

Wipro acquisition of Ampion

Wipro acquisition of Ampion. Photo courtesy of Rameshng/Wikipedia.org.

Jamie Duffield – CEO of Ampion, commenting on Wipro acquisition of Ampion, said: “Our clients, employees and the entire market ecosystem will tremendously benefit from the synergies of Ampion and Wipro’s combined portfolio of transformation offerings.

“We believe that Ampion’s experience, talent, capabilities and proven client credentials in ANZ, coupled with Wipro’s global scale, leadership in technology, and a deep understanding of domain and delivery, will make us a truly formidable team. We are pleased to become a part of Wipro and look forward to an exciting journey together.”

Wipro acquisition of Ampion, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is likely to be wrapped up in the quarter ending 30 June 2021.

Earlier this month, Wipro signed a $1.45 billion deal to acquire Capco, a management and technology consultancy based in London that offers digital, consulting, and technology services to the banking and financial services sectors.  Read more about Wipro acquisition of Capco here.

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