Monday, 8 December 2008

Mouchel a growing force in UK BPO

(By Richard Holway) BPO followers will be interested to read the article Mouchel sees net gain in taking new route into schools in The Times today. Mouchel are a growing force in the BPO – particularly public sector/local authority BPO sectors. In Aug 07 they acquired HBS from PE firm Terra Firma for £46.2m. This came after HBS had won the Somerset where it was a partner of IBM. The multi-council South West One transformation and shared services deal is worth £400 million over ten years. Mouchel followed this up buying Farnham-based public sector consultants Hedra for £50m in Aug 08.

The latest Player rankings from Ovum lists Mouchel as the #6 supplier of SITS services to the UK public sector market place with £111m of its £134m SITS UK revenues in the year to 31st Jul 07 coming from local government.

There has been rumour (nothing more, I should add!) that Mouchel might buy troubled Liberata.

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