Deloitte Germany acquires Licetus
Deal positions Deloitte network as market leader in software asset management.
New York, NY, 3 February 2015 – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited today announced that Licetus, a leading provider of software asset management (SAM) services in Europe, was acquired by Deloitte Germany on 1 January 2015. This acquisition has expanded the Deloitte network’s software asset management capabilities.
Today, Licetus is already implementing SAM strategy, large-scale SAM projects and process design, along with other SAM services at major international enterprises. The company also educates future experts for software asset management at its European SAM Academy. The combination of Deloitte, as an established SAM specialist, and Licetus will further expand the Deloitte network’s market leadership position in this area.
Although the Licetus deal originated through Deloitte Germany, the services and personnel acquired will be made available to Deloitte clients all over the world through the Deloitte network of member firms.
“The Licetus consultative capabilities in SAM are the perfect complement to the combination of our network’s significant SAM, software licensing expertise and overall IT consulting capabilities, said Tony Devincentis, Deloitte Global SAM leader. “Our member firms around the world can now offer their clients end to end solutions for the entire SAM spectrum – from sophisticated SAM training to SAM managed services and everything in between.”
“We are excited about the Licetus SAM academy and expansion of the academy offerings globally,” said, Dirk Ockel and Joerg Rieker, who both joined Deloitte Germany as principals as part of the Licetus acquisition. “The SAM academy allows us to provide training to our clients in order to help them manage the difficult task of optimizing their software estate.”
The expertise and experience of SAM-market leader Licetus combined with Deloitte Germany’s SAM skills and licensing knowledge creates a full-service-supplier in the software asset management industry, with a rapid expansion into providing outsourcing services for the SAM-function as a managed service. The European SAM Academy, which will be expanded internationally as the Deloitte SAM Academy, is a critical component of the growth strategy for this industry.
Licetus greatly expands our capabilities, not only in Germany but throughout Europe and the rest of the globe,” said Andreas Herzig, Deloitte Germany partner responsible for the integration. Licetus has worked with some of the largest companies in Germany and the surrounding region in building their SAM programs; we look forward to the growth opportunities that this acquisition will present.”
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