Gevity, a Canadian healthcare strategy and consulting services provider, was recently acquired by Accenture, an Ireland-based global professional services company specializing in IT services and consulting.
Founded in 1995, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, and boasting employees based in Canada, the United States, and the Philippines, Gevity is a well-established consulting firm with a team of nearly 100 experts and specialists across Canada supporting healthcare clients locally and around the world. The firm specializes in providing consultancy services to a wide range of clients across the industry, focusing on systems integration, informatics and analytics, program management, and implementation.
The company leverages teams composed of professionals with experience in a wide variety of healthcare roles to provide highly specialized insights into industry-specific needs. By utilizing custom-developed methods and means of supporting its efforts such as project management,
collaboration, and health informatics, Gevity is able to provide a strong set of capabilities enabling it to deliver consistently high-quality strategic consultancy services to its clients.
While the terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed, the announcement indicates Accenture’s expansion into the healthcare technology transformation space both in Canada and internationally. Jeffery Russel, President of Accenture in Canada, stated, “The addition of Gevity will expand our capabilities in delivering health transformation services in Canada and other global markets...Gevity’s talented team and track record of success combined with Accenture’s national leadership in transformation services and strong ecosystem partnerships will strengthen our capabilities from coast to coast. Moreover, the acquisition positions Accenture to lead the wave of tech-enabled health innovation that places people’s health at the center to improve access, experience, and outcomes.”
The acquisition marks the second major purchase by Accenture Canada in 2021, furthering its strong position in the Canadian market. In July, the company acquired Cloudworks, a leading Toronto-based Oracle Cloud service provider. Last year, the company also acquired Avenai, a consultancy focused on the public service sector, as well as Callisto Integration, a provider of consulting and technology services in digital manufacturing to a diverse array of industries. This string of acquisitions indicates a strong desire to remain competitive in multiple industries experiencing rapid technological growth.