Brazilian supply chain firm Gapso acquired by Accenture

10 March 2015 Authored by Consultancy.lat

Gapso, a Brazil-based services and solutions provider specializing in supply chain operations, has been acquired by global consultancy Accenture. Accenture Analytics, a division of Accenture Digital, will integrate Gapso in order to increase its analytical capacities and complement its end-to-end analytical services. Terms and conditions of the deal have not been disclosed.

Founded in 2003, Gapso’s headquarters are located in Rio de Janeiro. The firm offers a diverse range of operational planning solutions in the fields of supply chain, operations and logistics. In addition, Gapso supports clients in natural resources, manufacturing and agribusiness sectors by creating competitive advantages through data-driven analytical skills. 

Accenture is one of the world's largest consulting firms, specializing in management consulting, tech services and outsourcing. The firm has been consistently increasing its market share in Latin America, and has identified Brazil and digital consulting as key areas that will drive growth in the future. The acquisition of Gapso is part of Accenture's strategic growth plan for the LatAm region, and allows the firm to become a “key advanced analytics player in Brazil” according to Rodolfo Eschenbach, Accenture Digital Lead in Latin America. “By combining Accenture’s and Gapso’s broad analytics skills and capabilities, Brazilian companies will have access to the best data scientist talent and solutions in the market for driving real, data-driven, operations outcomes at scale,” Eschenbach added.

Gapso is now part of Accenture

The merger allows the Brazil-based consultancy to integrate into a larger network and "engage in a more powerful, broader-scope of analytics conversations with clients,” says Oscar Porto, the Business Director at Gapso. Looking to the future, Porto says Gapso is “looking forward to joining Accenture”, and adds that he believes the joining of forces will better both firms' position to “disrupt the resources and agribusiness industries through insight-enabled decision-making.”

Digital deals

The acquisition of Gapso and its 100 employees is Accenture’s second major addition in the digital space in the past year. In December last year, the firm purchased Reactive Media, an Australia-based digital agency with offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and US. And in May 2014, Accenture acquired Italian-based i4C Analytics, a move which saw approximately 70 employees join Accenture. 

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