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Recent deal ⸱ 02-01-2017

IT service provider Cognizant acquires digital agency Mirabeau

January 2, 2017 – Cognizant has signed an agreement for the takeover of Mirabeau, a Dutch agency for digital marketing and customer experience. With this acquisition, Cognizant significantly expands its expertise in the area of digital marketing in Europe. Lexence has assisted the shareholders in the sale of Mirabeau Holding, the holding company of Mirabeau, to Cognizant. Adjan Kodde, founder and managing director of Mirabeau: “By merging, we can be of even better service in helping our clients be successful online and we increase our strength both in the Netherlands and beyond.”

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Houtman

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Beukeveld

Based in Amsterdam, Mirabeau works with leading brands such as KLM, ING, Air France, Maxeda, MoneYou, LeasePlan.com, and Transavia. Leveraging its comprehensive design, branding and technology expertise, Mirabeau helps clients develop and implement their digital marketing strategies and build engaging omnichannel customer experiences. Mirabeau has won multiple awards for its work, including a Dutch Interactive Award, a Lovie Award, and a Spin Award.

With the close of the acquisition, approximately 260 specialists from Mirabeau will become a part of Cognizant’s Digital Business practice.

“The most successful companies are the ones that combine marketing, operations, and technology to drive comprehensive digital transformation,” said Adjan Kodde, CEO at Mirabeau. “By joining forces with Cognizant, we are even better positioned to help our clients succeed in this fast-changing, highly competitive marketplace by delivering improved personalized experiences across multiple devices. Our combined knowledge and experience will help us provide superior solutions to our customers in the Netherlands and internationally.”

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