Synechron Announces Acquisition of Attra

Synechron Inc., a leading Digital Transformation consulting firm for the financial services industry, today announced the acquisition of Attra, an Australia-based technology services and solutions provider, headquartered in Melbourne, and focused on the banking, finance, and payments industries, as per a press release.

Attra is one of the leading pure play payments solutions providers with a global delivery footprint in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and APAC. It has development centers in Melbourne, Australia; Dubai, UAE; and Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune, India. Founded in 1995, Attra brings Synechron 25 years of deep domain expertise in providing consulting, application development & maintenance, and quality engineering services to clients worldwide, across the payments value chain.

Synechron is a leading Digital Transformation Consulting firm for financial services, Accelerating Digital for financial institutions by providing innovative solutions to the financial services industry through three main business focus areas: Digital, Business Consulting, and Technology.  Based in New York, our company has 18 offices around the globe, with over 10,000 employees producing over $650+M in annual revenue.

Post-acquisition, Attra will retain its brand identity but become a Synechron company. Attra’s global team of around 2,000 technology experts in the banking and payments domains will add to Synechron’s already vast pool of talent. Synechron’s and Attra’s combined global footprint will enable both to further expand its geographic span. This alignment will also enable the co-development of future-looking innovative solutions, both through Synechron’s 13 award-winning global Financial Innovation Labs (FinLabs) and Attra Labs, which prides itself on enabling the future now, by engineering payment solutions and creating tools and processes that shape the evolution of technology.

Chris van Buuren, CEO of Attra, commented, “The payments industry is experiencing a full-fledged digital transformation that is being fueled by exciting new technology advancements and regulatory and competitive changes. We are very excited to join with the passionate team at Synechron as we continue our mission to be strategic partners with organizations in the financial services industry and empower them with a full suite of digitally-led technology services and solutions in payments.”

Faisal Husain, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Synechron, added, “We provide our clients with a comprehensive set of digital transformation capabilities and the acquisition of Attra enables us to strengthen our service offerings. Moving forward, our combined workforce will top 10,000 employees and annual revenue of $650M+. The enhanced competencies that Attra brings will allow us to further advance our clients’ banking & digital payment technology services while ensuring regulatory compliance.” He added, “Attra’s end-to-end payments technology services will blend nicely with our digital innovation that is at the very core of Synechron’s DNA. We welcome the Attra team into the Synechron family.”

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Avendus Capital is Attra’s financial advisor on this transaction.

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