Accenture Interactive Acquires Fjord

Accenture Interactive has acquired service design consultancy Fjord, for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition will help Accenture to expand the digital and marketing capabilities can offer its clients, with a particular focus on mobile, complementing Accentures existing business strategy, data analytics, and marketing operations services.

“For the last 12 years, weve championed the value of design and its ability to transform industries and create meaningful experiences for people,” said Fjord founder and CEO Olof Schybergson. “The services that we design with our clients are setting new benchmarks for digital innovation. It’s rewarding that Accenture Interactive – one of the global leaders in the digital economy – has recognised our talent, and is now investing in it. Together well be able to envision and bring to market the kind of magic that very few organisations globally could aim to match.”

The acquisition is part on an ongoing investment in digital and marketing, following Accentures buyout of avVenta in October last year.

Founded in 2001, Fjord is now a privately-held company with more than 200 employees, headquartered in London, with offices in Berlin, Helsinki, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Stockholm.