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16 Aug 2021 London, GB

EY announces acquisition of UK technology business, Seaton Partners Limited

EY has today announced the acquisition of Seaton Partners Limited (Seaton Partners), a UK-based consulting firm specialising in Microsoft Business Applications, including Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP, HR, and Power Platform.

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London, Monday, 16 August 2021: EY has today announced the acquisition of Seaton Partners Limited (Seaton Partners), a UK-based consulting firm specialising in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Applications, including Finance and Supply Chain Management, HR and Power Platform.

Seaton Partners is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Competency Partner and has core offerings in Transformation Projects, and Managed Services. Seaton Partners has one office in the East Midlands, employs 39 people and has more than 25 active clients.  

The acquisition supports the EY ambition to meet the organisation’s Microsoft growth ambition to expand EY capacity, capabilities and market presence across Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP. These technologies help companies to operate more efficiently and improve business performance. 

Benoit Laclau, Managing Partner for Consulting, UK & Ireland, Ernst & Young LLP, commented: “The acquisition of Seaton Partners demonstrates the EY ambition, commitment, and dedication to supporting new and existing EY clients with their digital transformations across the UK and the world. We look forward to welcoming the Seaton Partners team and clients to the EY organisation at what is an exciting period of growth and development.” 

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

Adam Seaton, Seaton Partners Director and Founder, said: “We are excited about joining a prominent organisation like EY. As we continue to build on our achievements over the last 10 years, the business of Seaton Partners coming into the EY organisation will enable us to offer clients further resources in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and support them on their digital transformation journey to success.”

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