In a move to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities, Accenture (NYSE:) announced today, Monday, the acquisition of MNEMO Mexico, a Mexico City-based cybersecurity firm. The deal, reported by Ben Glickman on Jones Newswires, is intended to enhance Accenture’s footprint in Mexico and Latin America, particularly within the telecommunications, banking, and insurance sectors – the primary clientele of MNEMO.
The acquisition of MNEMO Mexico, which boasts 229 professionals and 180 industry certifications, aligns with Accenture’s strategic efforts to address the escalating cybersecurity needs in the region. The addition of MNEMO’s team is expected to enhance Accenture’s advanced cyber defense capabilities, AI-powered cyber intelligence platform, and 24/7/365 security operations center.
Andre Fleury, head of Accenture Security in Latin America, welcomed the team from MNEMO for their robust capabilities. The acquisition aims to build more cyber-resilient businesses and expand Accenture’s presence in Latin America. It also bolsters Accenture’s global workforce of over 19,500 professionals.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2023 recently highlighted the growing cyber threats in Mexico and the challenges associated with talent recruitment in the field. This move by Accenture aligns with these observations and is seen as a strategic step towards addressing these issues.
Accenture, a prominent player in the IT Services industry as noted by InvestingPro Tips, has been recognized for its strategic security services and market share by revenue ( Gartner (NYSE:)), with additional recognition from ISG in Brazil. Since 2015, it has made 17 acquisitions including Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business, Morphus, and Real Protect to strengthen its global managed security services position. The company, with a market cap of $185.11B according to InvestingPro Data, has consistently increased earnings per share and raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years, further strengthening its position in the market.
The acquisition is subject to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and addresses various risks including economic conditions, client demand, talent management, data security, competitive markets, pricing strategies, tax changes, foreign currency fluctuations, legal liabilities, intellectual property rights issues, and challenges related to government contracting.
With a P/E ratio of 27.2 and an adjusted P/E ratio of 25.22 for the last twelve months of 2023, Accenture continues to strategically expand its cybersecurity footprint globally. The undisclosed deal is seen as a significant step in this ongoing expansion. For more insights like these, check out the InvestingPro product that includes additional tips and real-time metrics.
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