BANGALORE, October 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next generation services, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Noah Consulting, LLC, a leading provider of advanced information management consulting services for the oil and gas industry. This acquisition was an all-cash deal, with an aggregate purchase consideration of US$70 million.
Noah Consulting helps upstream oil and gas companies, including super majors, independents and oil field service companies plan, architect and deploy information solutions to unlock the value of their oil and gas assets. Noah's deep domain expertise in upstream oil and gas, coupled with their tools, solution accelerators and proprietary methodologies, makes them a leader in driving strategic data management engagements. This acquisition combines Noah's deep industry knowledge, information strategy planning, data governance and architecture capabilities with Infosys' ability to provide technology and outsourcing services on a global scale to oil and gas clients.
Commenting on the acquisition, Rajesh Murthy, EVP and Global Head of Energy, Communications and Services, Infosys, said, "The upstream oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented challenges that demand faster and better ways of achieving return on investment. This requires a well-defined and executed information and data management strategy that will allow companies to increase efficiencies across the life cycle - from exploration to production. With this acquisition, we are uniquely positioned to offer end-to-end data management services to oil and gas companies globally."
"Our oil and gas clients are adjusting to a new normal of lower oil prices. There is an urgency to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations in a safe and reliable manner. This acquisition is part of Infosys' strategy to bring next generation data analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry," said Sanjay Purohit, EVP and Global Head of Infosys Consulting.
John Ruddy, President of Noah Consulting, said, "We are excited about the new capabilities that the combination of Noah and Infosys will bring to our clients. Together, we can effect transformational change for our oil and gas clients by using information management to integrate supply chain, safety, environmental and financial data with geoscience, engineering and other operational and technical data - an industry challenge that has never been addressed effectively. We look forward to making a difference together."
The transaction is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of FY 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. We enable clients, in more than 50 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
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