Publicis Sapient acquires ThirdHorizon

Digital transformation outfit snaps up Australian management consultancy to boost business services

Publicis Sapient has acquired Australian-based management consultancy, Third Horizon.

The acquisition gives Third Horizon clients access to Publicis Sapient’s network of staff and offices, while Publicis Sapient’s connected digital business transformation offering in the market will be boosted thanks to the deal. 

Publicis Sapient Australia managing director, Sarah Adam-Gedge, said the acquisition aligns with its global strategy and expects it to accelerate growth both locally and internationally.

“The depth of industry experience from Third Horizon, combined with Publicis Sapient’s deep experience in digital business transformation through the eyes of the customer is an extremely exciting proposition for clients,” she said.

In a statement, Publicis Sapient said together with Third Horizon it will have a stronger focus on the integration of strategy with experience in the process along with technology to help deliver customer outcomes.

Founded in 2004, Third Horizon has driven double-digit growth through its work with clients

such as New South Wales and Victoria State Governments, Lendlease, Powerco New Zealand, Ausgrid and the Federal Government. It works across strategy, design and execution to provide strategic insights, technology enablement, culture and change management, and program delivery.

Third Horizon managing director, Neville Bago acknowledged the business was established with the aim of helping our clients deliver results and the acquisition is a logical step.

“With the increasing interconnection of customer, digital and operating models, Publicis Sapient emerged as the obvious partner to enhance the breadth of our capabilities, and deliver value to our clients,” he said.

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