IBM plans to acquire Dialexa, a US-based digital product engineering services company, to enhance IBM’s product engineering expertise. The financials have not yet been disclosed. The acquisition is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of this year and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory clearances.
Dialexa, founded in 2010 by CEO Scott Harper and chairman Mark Haidar, offers digital product engineering services to create transformative products to drive business outcomes for clients such as Deere & Company, Pizza Hut US, and Toyota Motor North America. It has approximately 300 employees in its Dallas and Chicago offices.
Upon close, Dialexa will join IBM Consulting, spearheading IBM’s digital product engineering services presence in the Americas. Dialexa has deep experience delivering end-to-end digital product engineering services consisting of strategy, design, build, launch, and optimization services across cloud platforms, including AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Dialexa will be the sixth acquisition of IBM in 2022, further bolstering the company’s hybrid cloud and AI skills and capabilities. Since Arvind Krishna became CEO in April 2020, IBM has acquired more than 25 companies. Thirteen of those acquisitions, including Dialexa, have been in IBM Consulting. Today’s news builds upon IBM Consulting’s prior acquisitions, including Neudesic, Sentaca, Nordcloud and Taos.
“In this digital era, clients are looking for the right mix of high-quality products to build new revenue streams and improve topline growth,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President of IBM Consulting. “Dialexa’s product engineering expertise, combined with IBM’s hybrid cloud and business transformation offerings, will help our clients turn concepts into differentiated product portfolios that accelerate growth.”
“Digital product engineering represents the tip of the spear for competitive advantage,” said Scott Harper, CEO, and Co-Founder, Dialexa. “IBM and Dialexa’s shared vision for delivering industry-defining digital products could be a game changer. We are thrilled to become part of one of the world’s most iconic companies to continue to scale and grow our global client relationships in this rapidly growing market.”
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