NTT looks to expand IT services capabilities, Dell raises cash for EMC acquisition
NTT Data, part of the NTT telco conglomerate, has bought Dell’s IT services division for $3.055 billion (£2.14bn).
The acquisition is NTT Data’s largest to date, and also gives the company a much-valued foot in the door to the US market as it seeks to strengthen its position in IT services.
Dell, on the other hand, will be pleased to make money ahead of its $67 billion purchase of EMC.
“Dell Services is a very well-run business and we believe its employee base, long-standing client relationships, and the mix of long term and project-based work will enhance our portfolio,” he said. “We are confident this transaction will be positive for clients, employees, and shareholders, and will advance our collective vision to be an innovative partner for our clients.”
NTT Data also gets access to an increased infrastructure platform, with the Dell Services data centres in the US, UK, and Australia joining NTT’s 230 data centres around the world. One if its main areas of focus with Dell Services will be the healthcare industry. Other “attractive” verticals on NTT’s list will be financial services, insurance, and the public sector.
Dell Services will continue to operate under the leadership of Suresh Vaswani, president of Dell Services, reporting to Michael Dell, until the transaction closes.
“I’m proud of the job the Services leadership team has done in driving and modernizing the business, achieving industry-leading customer satisfaction scores, and winning marquee deals, with global companies across industries,“ said Vaswani.
“This acquisition will create even more value for customers and will benefit employees as they become part of a top ten global IT services business.”