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Growing customer demand for IFS motivates plan to create a services-focused joint venture between IFS and BearingPoint

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London, UK, November 22, 2021 IFS, the cloud enterprise software company, today announced plans to extend its current partnership with BearingPoint to form a joint venture. The newly formed business would provide services to support the continued increase in demand for IFS software. Following non-binding discussions between the parties, the launch of the joint venture remains subject to applicable employees’ information and consultation procedures, customary merger control clearances and final documentation. 

As a standalone entity, the joint venture would operate as a unique organization focused on business transformation enabled by IFS Cloud software products. The new entity is expected to focus on opportunities in France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and UK. In each of these countries, IFS and BearingPoint will look to invest resources to lay the foundation of the venture and ensure a positive start while continuing to develop their own inhouse customer services capabilities and support their growing ecosystems to offer customers a compelling choice. 

Both companies have a strong common client base and a track record of delivering successful projects and significant value to their customers over the last five years. BearingPoint is already an IFS Platinum service partner and winner of the 2020 IFS Global Systems Integrator of the Year and 2021 IFS Growth Partner of the Year awards.

IFS CEO Darren Roos commented; “IFS is dedicated to providing the best possible experience to its customers, and as our business continues on its growth trajectory, we are committed to delivering outstanding Moments of Service to our customers, while enabling them to do the same for theirs. This includes providing a choice of partner with whom they can work.” Roos added: “BearingPoint has been a highly proactive and successful partner for several years and has always invested in growing its IFS practice; it therefore makes complete sense to move to a more structured set up.”

Kiumars Hamidian, Managing Partner at BearingPoint explained: “We have accomplished many successful projects together in recent years and are collaborating closely as trusted partners. So, it is a logical step that we explore how to expand this strong partnership.” Hamidian added: “Our companies are well-matched organizations and we look forward to nurturing those synergies.”

IFS Press Contacts information:

MEA& APJ: Adam Gillbe
Corporate Communications
Email: press@ifs.com
Phone: +44 7775 114 856

USA: Mairi Drysdale
Corporate Communications
Email: press@ifs.com
Phone: +1 520 396 2155

Europe: Marie-Christin Hansen
Corporate Communications
Email: press@ifs.com
Phone: +44 755 306 1878

About BearingPoint

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: The first unit covers the advisory business with a clear focus on five key areas to drive growth across all regions. The second unit provides IP-driven managed services beyond SaaS and offers business critical services to its clients supporting their business success. The third unit provides the software for successful digital transformation. It is also designed to explore innovative business models with clients and partners by driving the financing and development of start-ups and leveraging ecosystems. BearingPoint’s clients include many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. The firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 70 countries, engaging with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success. For more information, please visit: www.BearingPoint.com

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers—at the Moment of Service™. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.