Global professional services company Accenture has announced the acquisition of Cirrus, a UK-based leadership and talent consultancy firm for an undisclosed sum.
Cirrus joins the group’s talent and organisation / human potential team, adding to the department’s development and coaching capabilities for leaders seeking business transformation.
The deal is Accenture’s third UK transaction of 2021, following February activity involving the acquisitions of both Edenhouse and Infinity Works.
Christie Smith, global lead for talent and organisation / human potential at Accenture, said: “By acquiring Cirrus, we can deliver leadership and talent development programs to serve them at a greater pace and scale.
“Cirrus’s digital learning capabilities, in particular, will help transform and reinvent our clients’ C-suites and broader teams in innovative ways.”
Operating over a team of 70 across the UK and Australia, Cirrus delivers business impact through bespoke leadership and team development solutions run via a range of different channels.
Dr Simon Hayward, CEO at Cirrus, said: “Joining Accenture creates an opportunity to bring our capabilities to more clients seeking expertise in leadership guidance.
“Together, we’ll be able to bring our innovative digital learning and leadership development services to clients around the world at a time of truly critical need.”
Diana Barea, managing director for talent and organisation at Accenture UK and Ireland, added that delivering “successful cloud, platform and other critical business transformations” has never been more important than now.