Atos acquires three technology companies in US and Europe

28 July 2021 4 min. read
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IT consulting and technology firm Atos has beefed up its team with around 300 employees following a trio of acquisitions, two of which are in the US and one in Europe. 


In Finland, Atos has purchased IDEAL GRP, a system integrator that specialises in product lifecycle management (PLM). The Vantaa-based company supports clients in the manufacturing sector with technology consulting, integration, software and maintenance services. 

The bolt-on sees approximately 100 experts join Atos in the Nordics and Baltics, across offices in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. “We look forward to working with IDEAL GRP to help our customers in the manufacturing industry on their journey to sustainable digital transformation,” said Pierre Barnabé, Head of the Manufacturing industry group at Atos.

Atos acquires three technology companies in US and Europe

The deal comes at a time of growing interest in PLM systems, which form the backbone of data management through integration of data, processes and business systems. “PLM systems are a key enabler for Industry 4.0,” said Barnabé.

The deal builds on Atos’ acquisition of Processia in June 2021. Processia is a Canada-headquartered company with approximately 250 professionals (also based across offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the UK) that specialises in the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies in the industrial sector. 

Jaakko Hartikainen, the CEO at IDEAL GRP said, “With Atos, we are now fully equipped to provide truly global and scalable services while maintaining the close relationship and local agility with our customers in the Nordics and Baltics.” 

The US

The acquisition of Visual BI – the largest of the two deals in the US – adds around 180 employees to its headcount, most of which are based in the US, with other company members operating from offices in Canada and India. 

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Texas, Visual BI is a specialist consultancy focused on business intelligence, advanced analytics and dashboarding. The company is a Snowflake Elite partner, Microsoft Gold Partner for Data & Analytics a SAP partner. The company also supports the technology platforms from partners such as Fishtown Analytics, Fivetran, Tableau, HVR Software, Qlik, Theobald Software and Alteryx. 

“Atos has made it its mission to help businesses easily and safely mobilise and leverage data to fuel decision making. With the acquisition of Visual BI, we gain access to a broader set of analytics capabilities and tools, greatly enhancing our customers’ ability to tackle their most complex business challenges using data,” said Wim Los, a Senior Vice President at Atos. 

The founder and CEO of Visual BI, Gopal Krishnamurthy, said, “This integration is a great blend of technical experience and industry expertise that will enable us to help clients accelerate their data and analytics journeys in the cloud.”

Rounding off the trio of deals is Nimbix, a high-performance computing cloud platform provider based in Texas. Nimbix offers an infrastructure and software platform that is used by engineers and scientists to build, compute, analyse, scale, and deploy simulations, artificial intelligence, and deep learning applications. Since founding in 2010, the company has executed thousands of cloud projects in 50+ countries. 

The Frenchman Barnabé on this deal: “Nimbix’s technology is ahead of the market and, combined with its strong experience and highly skilled experts, will strengthen our capabilities. It enables us to provide customers with the most advanced hybrid cloud capabilities to better manage the use, performance and delivery of services for both cloud-native and on-premise deployments.” 

“We are very excited to join forces with Atos, a global leader. We are confident that our combined capabilities will bring new solutions and offer significant value to our respective clients,” said Steve Hebert, CEO and co-founder of Nimbix.

Other deals Atos recently closed in the US include: Eagle Creek (October 2020), Miner & Kasch (April 2020) and Maven Wave (December 2019).