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Global IT solutions provider Wipro (IN) acquires 4C

Wipro, one of the world’s leading information technology and consulting companies with its headquarters in Bangalore (India), is set on maintaining its leadership as a Salesforce solutions provider through the acquisition of Flanders-based company 4C. Thanks to this EUR 68 million buyout, the IT frontrunner secures extra Salesforce expertise.  

The force of going global

4C, which is headquartered in Mechelen (Flanders), has 20+ years of experience in Salesforce multi-cloud solutions, specifically Quote-to-Cash. The company employs about 350 people at its local offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, and Dubai, where the core of its Salesforce practice is located. Through the acquisition, Wipro – which is well-established in the Americas, Japan and Australia – strengthens its position as a leading provider of Salesforce solutions worldwide. 

Exciting blend of expertise and knowledge

For both companies, the merger opens new opportunities, as each brings its own strengths to the table. Harish Dwarkanhalli, president of Wipro Cloud Enterprise Platforms, praises the expert team of 4C for its multi-faceted and strong regional knowledge: “Along with Wipro’s wide regional and industrial reach, this will help us become a major player in Europe and a leader in Salesforce’s Quote-to-Cash domain.” 

Johan Van Genechten, CEO of 4C, is adamant that the merger will allow both companies to transform into future-proof enterprises for their EMEA customers: “Wipro shares the same values as we do. Its global presence, robust digital transformation consulting and delivery capabilities and significant investment in the European market provides an excellent platform for our growth.” 

Joint growth

“Our partners are at the center of our growth,” asserts Angelique de Vries-Schipperijn, EVP and GM of Northern Europe at Salesforce, who could not have been happier with the acquisition. “4C’s and Wipro’s combined strengths are an unassailable advantage to Salesforce customers in EMEA.” The acquisition is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2020. 

We are very pleased to welcome Wipro to Flanders, comments Jayant Nadiger, who acts as trade and investment commissioner for Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) in Bangalore and who is regularly in touch with Wipro's corporate team in support of its foreign investment trajectory. We look forward to interacting with the Wipro team in the context of integration support services. May this project be the harbinger of many other global tech companies choosing to set up activities in and operate from Flanders.

Jayant Nadiger
Trade and investment commissioner for Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) in Bangalore (India)

Jayant Nadiger

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4 August 2020

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