Professional services organisation EY has acquired Australian business consultancy company Blackdot, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
EY said the acquisition of the Sydney-based company will strengthen its customer transformation and growth capabilities, as well as strengthen its transformation leadership momentum.
Blackdot, which was founded in 2001, provides customer strategy, design and implementation services to clients and has teams covering Australia, the UK, Singapore and Canada.
The acquisition will assist EY teams in serving clients to develop and implement customer-centric growth strategies, including design, user experience, digitisation, omni-channel, go-to-market and commercialisation.
CEO and Founder Marty Nicholas will join the EY partnership in Sydney. Sixty-four Blackdot staff will join EY globally. Mark Taylor, Managing Director, Blackdot EMEA will join the EY partnership in the UK.
Noting that EY and Blackdot have complementary capabilities, Blackdot's founder and chief executive Marty Nicholas expects the acquisition to allow them to "unlock more value faster for clients looking to transform how they go to market".