Accenture Expands Capabilities for Private Equity Clients

Accenture acquires Impendi, expanding a critical capability to Accenture’s growing offerings for this industry.

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Accenture acquires Impendi, expanding a critical capability to Accenture’s growing offerings for this industry.

Impendi helps private equity companies make sourcing and procurement decisions that increase their profitability and improve the bottom line of their portfolio companies. The firm’s procurement analytics offering allows clients to track spend, identify opportunities for savings and cash release, and improve supplier diversity across their portfolio, as well as conduct due diligence and investment research.

“We’ve been focused on adapting Accenture’s leading industry and technology expertise into repeatable solutions tailored to the needs and prioritized levers of private equity portfolio company executives, investment professionals and operating partners,” says Jay Scanlan, global lead of Accenture’s Private Equity group. “Impendi will help us accelerate that mission with their innovative sourcing and procurement solutions, proven advisory, execution and analytics services for the private equity industry from due diligence to value creation and value delivery.”

Accenture has been significantly expanding its private equity capabilities and senior talent in the past year to address growing demand from private equity investors.

“By joining our Sourcing and Procurement practice, Impendi can help bring the full breadth of our third-party cost reduction and procurement transformation capabilities – from advisory to technology and managed services – to private equity clients and their portfolio companies,” says Jack Azagury, group chief executive for Strategy & Consulting at Accenture. “This move is part of our continued investment to serve our private equity clients and enables us to further expand the Sourcing and Procurement practice while building capabilities that help our clients on their path of continuous reinvention and to realize value at pace.”        

 Key Takeaways:

  • Accenture’s capabilities for private equity clients span advisory, analytics, digital, growth, operations and technology, including rapid IT diagnostics, cloud migration and managed services like cyber security.
  • Additionally, the private equity group focuses on acquiring better assets more effectively, reducing operational complexity, realizing margin expansion and revenue growth and managing risk more comprehensively. They are designed to drive end-to-end outcomes identified in investment theses and to help produce better returns on investment and sustained growth.