BENGALURU: Wipro Ltd said on Thursday it would buy British consultancy Capco for US$1.45 billion in cash, as the Indian software giant looks to boost its offerings for the financial services industry that generates the bulk of its revenue.
London-based Capco makes 96per cent of its revenue from Europe and North America, from where Indian IT services companies have traditionally won the most lucrative contracts.
Wipro and its rivals including Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd have become major global players, offering services spanning from back-office work for banks to social media content moderation as well as traditional technical support.
Capco will give Wipro access to 30 new large banking and financial clients and make the Indian firm one of the largest end-to-end consulting and technology service providers to that industry globally, Wipro said.
Banking and financial clients account for nearly a third of Bengaluru-headquartered Wipro’s revenue,