The $500 million all-cash acquisition is expected to close by the end of the year.
Wipro said that bringing Indianapolis-based Appirio’s 1,250 global employees on board will create one of the world’s largest cloud transformation companies. This would make it the partner of choice for clients looking to modernise their processes and platforms on next-generation cloud applications.
Chris Barbin, Appirio’s CEO, said in a statement that if you combine Wipro’s global scale and deep digital focus with Appirio’s transformative worker and customer experience expertise, and best in class team, brand and partners, you create a formidable force in the industry.
“Our aim is to dominate the market and claim the top spots in industry Net Promoter Score, market share, and best places to work.”
Wipro’s existing Salesforce and Workday cloud applications practices will be consolidated under the Appirio brand and structure. Barbin will lead the expanded business,.
Appirio is a close chum of Google and created the Topcode marketplace that connects more than a million designers, developers and data scientists around the world with customers. It works with leading brands such as Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, Stryker, Johnson Controls, Cardinal Health and Sony PlayStation.
Appirio was founded in 2006 and incubated inside Salesforce’s San Francisco headquarters. The company today has offices in Indianapolis, San Francisco, Dublin, London, Tokyo and Jaipur, India.
The systems integrator has seen its revenue grow from $137 million in 2013 to $178 million in 2014 to $196 million in 2015, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.