Australia’s Agilyx Group spreads wings

Published on the 05/10/2017 | Written by Newsdesk

Another international acquisition expands strategy and delivery capabilities in UK and Ireland…

Australian company Agilyx Group, which also has operations in New Zealand, is to acquire UK-based business and technology consultancy Williams Woodward Limited. It’s a good fit for Agilyx, which is known for delivering solutions based on vendor Unit4’s Business World ERP suite: that’s exactly what Williams Woodward does, too.

The new company, to be known as Agilyx UK, expands the Agilyx Group’s reach to the United Kingdom and Ireland markets, following expansions in North America (2016) and Asia (2017), adding to the company’s founding core markets down under.

Following completion of the acquisition, approximately 25 of Williams Woodward’s employees are expected to join the Agilyx Group UK business.

Williams Woodward’s consulting workforce is based in the United Kingdom, Africa and Asia. The acquisition will expand Agilyx Group to a team of 120 professionals in 7 countries, with capabilities in delivering strategy, services, software implementation and program management for Unit4 customers.

In a statement, Agilyx Group CEO John Catarinich said, “I am delighted to announce our acquisition of Williams Woodward. With a more than 10-year history delivering unrivalled knowledge and expertise to their customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, the firm has dedicated itself to helping customers execute transformational change in their businesses using agile technologies. Williams Woodward places primacy on expertise, quality and sustainability in their work to design, implement and optimise new technology and business systems in several key markets. I am excited that we can bring this pedigree to the Agilyx Group in another exciting development for our company.”

Williams Woodward MD Andrea Williams added, “I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Agilyx Group. The Group’s scale and broad service offer provide many new opportunities for our customers in the UK and elsewhere.”

The acquisition of Williams Woodward represents the next strategic step for the Group with a scalable, credentialed UK-based team, established customers, commitment to Unit4 software and people-centric approach. The acquisition delivers a further piece of the Group’s objective to create a truly technology practice providing ‘one-stop shop’ services to Unit4’s enterprise customers.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in October 2017 with integration activities commencing immediately.

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