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AE Industrial Partners, which also owns Belcan, continues to adjust the business portfolio of CDI Corp. CDI sold its Management Recruiters International (MRI) business.
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HCL Tech’s ERS unit posted an excellent growth of +12.1% yoy at CC. The growth positioned ERS as the second fastest ER&D services vendor (among top ten vendors) behind Alten, ahead of Altran. ERS’s growth is, however, slowing from its peak of +47.7% at CC in Q3 FY18.
KPIT published its first results since its IPO, as India’s third-largest ER&D services pure-play. Growth slowed down significantly in Q4 FY19, revenues up 13.4% yoy to USD 71m. The company’s EBITDA margin was 12.8%.
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ERDservices.org rarely reports about Cognizant, the NJ-headquartered but India-centric IT services giant in the space of ER&D services. Despite its size (2018 revenues of USD 16.1bn) and high-growth, Cognizant is little-visible in the ER&D area and is not a significant player in this industry.
LTTS continued to be impressive in FY19: the company grew revenues completed by 26.5% at CC (almost purely organic) to USD 723m. LLTS has now taken over Cyient as India’s largest listed ER&D pure-play.
Akka has a somewhat soft financial performance in Q1 2019. The company’s organic (CC/CS) revenue growth reached 6.6%, impacted by a lesser number of working days yoy, a 0.5% sequential decrease in its headcount, and by high attrition (20.8%, up by 230 bps yoy).
Last week, KPIT Technologies, returned to India’s BSE and NSE. The company now has a market cap of approximately USD 410m with its share was introduced at a price of INR 99 and traded in the past few days between INR 103 and INR 115. KPIT has succeeded in its IPO and is now an ER&D service pure-play having sold its IT services business to Birlasoft.
Accenture continues to deploy its M&A strategy and has made its fifth acquisition for Industry X.0. The company acquired Zielpuls, an ER&D vendor servicing the German automotive industry. Zielpuls is an embedded systems specialist.
Alten impressed, again, with its growth performance. In Q1 2019, revenue growth (at CC/CS yoy) reached +12.5%, to EUR 643m. This quarter, Alten added almost EUR 100m in revenues, two-thirds of it through organic growth and one third through acquisitions. The Forex impact was negligible.
Altran provided some light on January 24, 2019, cyber attack that affected its operations in several countries in Europe. The company isolated malware and avoided its contamination and propagation to clients. Altran’s systems are now up and running.
Altran achieved in Q1 2019 a CC/CS growth yoy of 8.1% despite the impact of the decline in revenues of Aricent (-2% at CC/CS) and its cyber-attack (impacting the revenue growth of Altran by 200 bps).
Segula Technologies has opened a new delivery center, close to Montbéliard, in the east of France. Segula will use the delivery center for its offsite projects, targeting the automotive industry (i.e., PSA) and its suppliers initially. Over time, Segula wants to diversify its client base to other sectors.
Altran has phased out the Aricent brand in North America and now trades under the Altran brand. The company highlights it now has three primary brands: Aricent for its core ER&D services, Cambridge Consultants for its “innovation consulting” capabilities, and Frog for product design