Why Accenture Is Buying Comtech Group And ConcentricLife

By Amit Chowdhry ● Oct 31, 2023

Accenture recently announced that it has acquired Comtech Group and ConcentricLife. These are the details of the deals.

Comtech Group Deal

Comtech Group is a consulting and program management company for infrastructure projects in Canada and the United States. The terms of this deal were not disclosed.

Comtech Group was launched in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto. The company’s clients are transportation, infrastructure, industrial manufacturing, building, and power and utility companies in the public and private sectors. And Comtech Group helps them deliver large, long-term infrastructure projects, such as urban transportation, automotive manufacturing processes, renewable and nuclear power, and building rehabilitation. The firm’s approximate 300 people bring a mix of consulting and project management expertise in construction management, facility and manufacturing engineering, and process control automation. Comtech Group has offices in Canada and the United States.

This deal follows Accenture’s recent acquisition of Anser Advisory, a leading advisory and management company for infrastructure projects in the United States, which has increased Accenture’s capital projects capabilities in North America.

By bringing in Comtech Group, Accenture is now expanding its capital projects capabilities in Canada. And these capabilities include project structuring, estimating and planning; digitization; monitoring the work being done; and assisting clients in managing and executing all phases of projects. And Accenture also helps clients develop smarter, more efficient infrastructure for energy transition, transportation and production from the outset. Like Anser Advisory, Comtech Group joins Accenture’s digital engineering and manufacturing service Industry X.

Other acquisitions Accenture has made to support its clients’ infrastructure projects include Eclipse Automation, a provider of customized manufacturing automation and robotics solutions headquartered in Cambridge, Canada; Advoco, a US-based asset management services provider; ATI Solutions Group, an Australian consulting service provider to the mining, energy and rail industries; and umlaut, a global engineering services provider, headquartered in Germany.

ConcentricLife Deal

Accenture also agreed to acquire ConcentricLifea leading healthcare marketing agency with expertise in helping Life Sciences brands build an optimal brand experience at any stage of the health journey. This agreement to acquire ConcentricLife – which is a subsidiary of Stagwell – reinforces Accenture Song’s continued investment in creating end-to-end solutions for its Life Sciences clients through relevant communications and experiences attuned to the ever-evolving lives of today’s patients and healthcare professionals.

Launched in 2002, ConcentricLife is recognized as one of the MM+M Agency 100, the industry’s definitive guide to the top agencies in the health landscape. And its award-winning global team has extensive subject-matter expertise in rare diseases, healthcare, and wellness, with sophisticated marketing capabilities spanning the organization. ConcentricLife works with many of the world’s most influential companies within the biopharma industry.

Through creative marketing services and strategic consulting services vital to the growth and relevance of pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical technology device brands, Accenture Song and ConcentricLife have an aligned vision of the opportunity ahead in professional, patient, and consumer health communications given the global healthcare market is expected to grow to US$665 billion by 2028 (Verified Market Research).

ConcentricLife provides full-service digital healthcare marketing and communications expertise and capabilities that help brands answer rising consumer demands in rare diseases, health, and wellness. And each of ConcentricLife’s practices revolves around a core of experts in marketing practices, including experience design, engagement, commercial strategy, production, medical communications, and social. Clients rely on ConcentricLife to launch their most important brands and improve the brand experience over the entire product lifecycle management. Headquartered in New York, ConcentricLife’s 270+ employees will join Accenture Song in other markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, San Diego, and London.

ConcentricLife will be the latest in a series of acquisitions that Accenture Song has made to bolster its ability to help clients grow, innovate, and sustain relevance, including Fiftyfive5, The Stable, and Romp.
The completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory clearance.


“With Comtech Group, we will help our clients deliver mission-critical infrastructure projects on time and on budget. This requires industry expertise, ‘boots on the ground’ know-how, and, increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital capabilities to better plan, measure, and monitor how these projects are executed. By combining Accenture and Comtech Group capabilities, we can better help deliver on our clients’ ambitious infrastructure programs.”

— Aaron Saint, North America lead for Industry X at Accenture

“We are expanding our capabilities at a time that Canada is committing to major infrastructure projects. Our country has deep roots in manufacturing, process, and engineering industries. We are also home to leading organizations in AI, automation, and robotics. Comtech Group will enhance our ability to bring value and productivity to clients in this evolving landscape.”

— David Morgenstern, president of Accenture in Canada

“Comtech Group has an established track record supporting some of Canada’s most complex, large-scale infrastructure programs. As part of Accenture, we can deliver our proven solutions to even more clients in more industries. We are excited about Accenture’s commitment to innovation as shown in its recent $3 billion investment in AI. Joining this world-leading organization will also offer exciting new opportunities to our people.”

— Hugo Blasutta, president and CEO of Comtech Group


“We recognize and value the position ConcentricLife has established as a leading healthcare marketing agency and our mutual commitment to healthcare providers, patients, and consumers with a focus on health outcomes. We believe that together with ConcentricLife we will create a powerful capability to shape the future of health experiences and provide a truly compelling proposition for our clients.”

— David Droga, CEO, Accenture Song

“Our shared ambition has always been to change the way health is experienced. This transaction will enhance our ability to help our clients achieve this vision in addressing the challenges of tomorrow. With this combined talent of diverse thinking and experiences, we will extend our ability to solve new patient and provider challenges in high-impact areas including access, clinical trials, and patient services.”

— Ken Begasse Jr., CEO, ConcentricLife

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