Deloitte Acquires Performance Monitoring Firm JKVine

Deloitte has acquired Australian technology firm JKVine, continuing the Big Four firm’s expansion of its enterprise business technology offerings

Founded in 1998, JKVine specialised in performance engineering and testing for business systems and counted Micro Focus, Riverbed, Dynatrace and AppDynamics as vendor partners.

Additionally, the tech firm had prominent customers including the New South Wales Government and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

JKVine’s four owners – Nick Singh, Dave Melgaard, Brad Cunningham and John Strumila – will join Deloitte Consulting as principals.

Its 30-plus team will move to a new Platform Test and Optimisation unit in Deloitte Consulting’s Platform Engineering practice led by partner Clifford Foster.

“This transaction with JKVine demonstrates Deloitte’s continued determination to remain at the forefront of digital transformation and provide our clients with the expertise and experience to support the delivery of their strategic goals,” said Deloitte Australia CEO Cindy Hook.

“It complements our previous transactions with Cloud Solutions Group, Strut digital and Sixtree,” she said.

“We are thrilled to be joining Deloitte, especially given the strong synergies and great opportunities between Deloitte and JKVine,” said JKVine founder and managing director Nick Singh.

The move is the latest in a series of tech tie-ups and acquisitions by the Big Four firm in recent years, including Sage, Amazon Web Services, Apple and Qubit.

Earlier this year, the firm acquired Strut Digital, another Australian firm, specialising in DevOps (development and operations) which had worked with brands such as Qantas and Bauer Media Group.

Additionally, Deloitte North West Europe – which covers the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Nordic countries – acquired digital agency Acne, strengthening its creative services arm.

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