The deal is expected to support Capgemini’s clients in Japan and beyond in speeding up their business transformation to the cloud

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Multibook's SAP business operates in Japan and across Asia-Pacific as well as in the US. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay)

French technology company Capgemini has signed an agreement to acquire SAP global services line of Tokyo-headquartered software firm Multibook.

With the acquisition, the consulting firm is expected to enhance its SAP capabilities and strengthen its partnership with SAP in Japan.

Employing more than 80 people, Multibook is engaged in providing global SAP rollouts for its clients.

The company’s SAP business operates in Japan and across Asia-Pacific as well as in the US through a subsidiary.

Multibook CEO Tadaaki Murayama said: “Joining Capgemini marks an exciting new step for me and my team and is a recognition of the value we have created with SAP for our clients.

“Being part of Capgemini, will enable us to offer our clients the appropriate scale to transform globally, as well as new growth and career opportunities for our people.”

The acquisition is expected to enable Capgemini to enrich its client portfolio of business services in Japan and South East Asia.

By onboarding SAP professionals, the company will also be able to further serve clients across South East Asia.

The acquisition is also said to open a new chapter for Capgemini’s operations in Thailand, by providing the required capabilities to work with clients on the implementation of their global transformation programmes locally.

The transaction is anticipated to be completed in the coming weeks, subject to customary regulatory approvals and conditions precedents.

In March this year, Capgemini completed the acquisition of RXP Services to expand its presence in Australia and strengthen its partnerships with Microsoft, ServiceNow and Salesforce.

The combined capabilities are expected to strengthen Capgemini’s ability to offer end-to-end digital solutions to clients across the region at scale.

The Melbourne-headquartered RXP Services has locations in Sydney, Canberra and Hobart.

With a combined team of more than 2,000 professionals, Capgemini and RXP intend to focus on accelerating digital transformation for businesses in various industries.