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Lander & Rogers advises Fujitsu on acquisition of ServiceNow consultancy Enable Professional Services

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  • Fujitsu acquires ServiceNow consultancy via competitive bid process, expanding reach in Asia-Pacific

Law firm Lander & Rogers has advised Fujitsu Australia Limited (Fujitsu) on the acquisition of Enable Professional Services - the largest independent ServiceNow consultancy in the Asia-Pacific region.

This latest acquisition continues Fujitsu's approach of using M&A to support Fujitsu’s growth ambitions. Prior to this, Fujitsu acquired data and AI-consultancy, Versor, and Microsoft-specialist, oobe. Enable Professional Services will continue to operate as a stand-alone Fujitsu company in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and India.

According to Lander & Rogers lead partner Jackie Solakovski, with its 350+ consultants and 950+ certifications in user experience, IT transformation and risk management, the acquisition of Enable Professional Services "strengthens Fujitsu's capability in the region, increasing the depth and breadth of its experience in digital transformation".

Working alongside Ms Solakovski on the deal was special counsel Paul Mayson, senior associate Alex Dworjanyn, lawyer Alexandra Harley and a cross-practice multidisciplinary team including workplace relations and safety, real estate, digital economy and regulatory.

Mr Mayson noted that several parties were interested in buying the business via a competitive auction process. In advising Fujitsu, Mr Mayson said the firm "worked closely and strategically with the client and its other key advisors as part of the bid process to enable Fujitsu to put its best foot forward".

"We assisted Fujitsu in documenting a complex deal structure, negotiating strong deal protections and addressing various tricky cross-border elements and separation issues," said Mr Mayson.

Fujitsu Australia's Vice President of Legal & Compliance for Oceania, Scott Mortimer, acknowledged the "deep expertise, high-touch engagement and skilful negotiations of the Lander & Rogers team in executing the deal".

Ms Solakovski and Mr Mayson congratulated Fujitsu on the acquisition and look forward to continuing to work with Fujitsu to support its future growth ambitions.

The transaction is one of numerous major strategic M&A matters the firm has acted on in recent months, including FibreCycle's dual acquisition of Our Bird and Lovitts Group; RACE consortium's acquisition of Supercars Championship and Tesserent's dual acquisition of Pearson Corporate and Claricent.

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Jackie Solakovski

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Paul Mayson

Special Counsel

Alexandra Harley

Alexandra Harley

Lawyer

Ola Bednarczuk

Ola Bednarczuk

Communications Manager