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10 May 2021 London, GB

EY announces acquisition of UK technology business, Pythagoras Communications Holdings Limited

EY has today announced the acquisition of Pythagoras Communications Holdings Limited (Pythagoras), a leading UK technology company and Microsoft Gold Partner. Pythagoras provides professional services and solutions using technology platforms including Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and the Power Platform.

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EY has today announced the acquisition of Pythagoras Communications Holdings Limited (Pythagoras), a leading UK technology company and Microsoft Gold Partner. Pythagoras provides professional services and solutions using technology platforms including Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and the Power Platform.

Pythagoras has three offices based in Maidenhead, Solihull and London, employs 118 people and has more than 140 clients.

The acquisition supports the EY ambition to increase the range of technology services the organisation provides to clients, bringing additional capabilities across various Microsoft Business Applications, such as Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Azure. These technologies help clients to operate more efficiently and provide better customer experiences.

Benoit Laclau, Ernst & Young LLP Managing Partner for Consulting, UK & Ireland, commented: “The acquisition of Pythagoras enables EY teams to not only advise clients on strategy but also helps them design and provide advanced Microsoft technologies. At a time when many companies are having to adapt and transform to changing customer behaviours, these new capabilities will help support EY clients and develop EY consulting services.”

Alison Kay, Managing Partner for Client Services, UK & Ireland, Ernst & Young LLP, commented: “Pythagoras brings new skills and capabilities to support EY clients across a range of different sectors. The acquisition is part of the wider EY growth strategy in the UK and Ireland and will significantly enhance EY tech capabilities. In the last 18 months the acquisitions of AgilityWorks and Frank Hirth have helped EY teams meet the changing needs and demands of clients.”

Julian Stone, Pythagoras CEO and Founder, said: “This is an exciting time for Pythagoras as we build on our achievements over the last 22 years. Our aim has always been to focus on providing high-standard technology services to our clients. Together EY and Pythagoras teams can offer clients a quality and trusted Microsoft Partner. The EY acquisition brings two great organisations together. We are all excited about joining forces with EY teams to provide a very compelling offering in a market that demands increased innovation in providing technology services.”

Marie Abery, Dynamics Business Group Director, Microsoft UK, said: “This acquisition is a testament to the EY organisation’s continued investment and impact transforming businesses with Microsoft technologies. We look forward to continuing our long-standing collaboration with the combined Pythagoras and EY teams to help build and deliver successful solutions for clients.”