Transaction

Clearwater advises Infinity Works on its sale to Accenture

Transaction

Infinity Works on its sale to Accenture

Sell-side

Undisclosed

Role

Advisers to Infinity Works on its sale to Accenture

Sector

Tech & Tech Services

Region

United Kingdom

Clearwater has advised Infinity Works, one of the UK’s leading digital transformation consultants, on its sale to global professional service company Accenture. The sale will mark an exit for investors Growth Capital Partners (GCP).

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Leeds, Infinity Works’ team of 480 highly-skilled experts specialise in using agile and cloud-first approaches to enable some of the UK’s most recognised businesses and public services to digitally transform. From tier-one retail and financial services to the NHS, Infinity Works provides a range of value-add services including data, cloud, design and research, and full-stack engineering. In 2020, the company was recognised by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s leading digital consultants.

GCP invested in Infinity Works in March 2019 as a supportive partner to the founder management team. During the last two years, GCP’s support and investment has enabled Infinity Works to accelerate growth evolving the service proposition of the business and more than doubling headcount.

The sale to Accenture will provide global reach and increase Infinity Work’s presence in a rapidly growing marketplace.

Clearwater worked alongside US partner KeyBanc Capital Market, led by Managing Director Dev Navare.

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The Clearwater team’s expertise in deal strategy and execution was crucial to us achieving this fantastic result. The creation of a bespoke process allowed us to focus our time and energy on credible international bidders with clear strategic rationale for wanting to partner with Infinity Works. Ultimately this delivered a great result for us and the other shareholders, and we had some fun along the way!

Paul Henshaw, Co-founder at Infinity Works
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What stood out for us from the start was Clearwater’s unique combination of local presence in the Yorkshire market, deep technology expertise and international buyer access through KeyBanc, their US partner. The team seamlessly combined these elements in a bespoke process that brought highly strategic buyers to the table and delivered us a standout result. We believe that Accenture will be a fantastic home for Infinity Works and enable it to go on to achieve even greater things in the future.

Richard Shaw, Partner at GCP

Infinity Works is a real Yorkshire tech success story, the growth of the business over the past seven years has been remarkable and I am sure will now continue with Accenture’s global reach and wide service offering. This deal is a great example of Clearwater combining our regional market knowledge, sector expertise in the tech space and leveraging international reach through our relationship with US partner KeyBanc Capital Markets. Our regional strategy in Leeds is to continue to bring this combined expertise to local businesses in the area. It was a pleasure to work with Infinity Works’ founders and the management team and we would like to wish the entire team all the best on the next stage of their journey.

Richard Goldsack, Partner, Clearwater

In a rapidly evolving market, Infinity Works stands out because of its deep technical expertise in cloud migration and data with a great culture focussed on nurturing and developing its talented people, who are committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for their clients. I am sure that the team will thrive as part of Accenture.

Wesley Fell-Smith, TMT Director, Clearwater

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