PWC HAS ACQUIRED IT consultancy Mokum, seeing the firm’s 160 London and Manchester-based staff join the Big Four firm, with two of them made partner.
Mokum specialises in Oracle applications implementation, managed services and related software. The deal was signed on 13 February and is expected to be formally completed in March, subject to regulatory and independence compliance.
The acquisition forms part of PwC’s effort to include technology in its services, after increasing demand from its clients for technology expertise in order to support business transformation programmes, the firm said.
Executive board member and head of consulting for PwC UK Ashley Unwin said: “From banking to retail, many of our clients are facing major challenges which require them to transform how they do business, and technology is key to this. The acquisition of Mokum is central to us helping companies with this journey.
“The deal complements our current Oracle capability which, combined, will comprise one of the largest Oracle technology practices in Europe. Mokum has a strong market position and brand which will allow us to continue to build our market share and considerably grow our revenues in this highly competitive space.”
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'