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Mergers & Acquisitions | 7 March 2014

BackOffice Associates Plans India Acquisition

by Sejal Mourya
BackOffice Associates Plans India Acquisition
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Information governance and data migration solutions provider, BackOffice Associates is looking at acquiring an Indian company with competencies in enterprise performance management or data space for $5-10 Mn.

Founded in 1996, BackOffice Associates is backed by Goldman Sachs with a $30 million investment in 2008. The over $140 Mn Massachusetts based company through its additional offices in the US, Australia, Canada, Dubai, India, Singapore and the UK serves companies which include Eli Lilly, Kraft and Graybar.

In India the company serves through its two offices in Hyderabad, providing regional and worldwide services. It recently opened its sales, marketing and delivery office in Bangalore.

The company seeks to use its Bangalore center to provider ange of enterprise around Enterprise Data Management services such as BackOffice Data Stewardship Platform (DSP), SAP Data Services (SAP DS), SAP Information Steward (SAP IS) and SAP Master Data Governance (SAP MDG) areas to support its regional and global customers.

The company currently employs 700 globally of which close to 120 professionals work out of its Hyderabad and Bangalore centres.

It had acquired SAP data services consultancy Entota Limited in July 2012, and Canada-based Headwall Software Inc in December 2013 for undisclosed amounts.

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