Infosys shops in London and buys some Brilliant Basics

infosysudacityOutsourcing supremo Infosys has written a cheque for Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience outfit.

Infosys’ Ravi Kumar S, President & Deputy COO, claims it is all about its commitment to the expansion of a worldwide connected network of Digital Studios.

“These studios are focused on fulfilling the needs of our global clients for end-to-end Digital Transformation solutions required to meet customer demand for next-generation enhanced customer experiences,” he said.

“Adding Brilliant Basics’ design and CX capabilities has already proven to be invaluable, helping Infosys close large deals with a deep blend of skills. Brilliant Basics will connect our clients’ Systems of Record to new systems of engagement.”

Brilliant Basics Founder and CEO, Anand Verma said, perhaps not unexpectedly:  “I am thrilled to be a key part of Infosys, a company I have admired for a long time. Being a key member of the Infosys family allows Brilliant Basics “bb” to enhance and scale the overall offering for our clients. Infosys has a unique vision and approach to partnership and acquisition, which will enable us to closely collaborate on Digital Transformation programs globally.”

Brilliant Basics will enhance the company’s expertise in the financial services, retail and telco sectors across Europe and the Middle East, Verma said.

Global Head of Infosys Scott Sorokin said that the pair had coupled together on numerous Digital Transformation engagements and wins.

The acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of fiscal 2018, subject to the usual closing conditions.