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Decision Inc buys stake in SAP player Copperman Consulting

South African firm makes move for UK SAP specialists to increase global footprint and gain a UK base

Decision Inc has acquired a majority stake in SAP specialist Copperman Consulting, giving the firm operating out of a base in South Africa, a chance to get involved with the UK market.

With offices in South Africa and Australia, Decision Inc already sells into 26 countries but has not had a direct presence in the UK. The firm is also a SAP expert, having developed certified Accelerators for the mining and manufacturing industries.

 Windsor-based Copperman Consulting is a SAP ERM specialist and will act as the bridgehead for Decision to drive into the market here. Shareholders in the firm will convert their equity into Decision Inc Holdings equity.

“We believe that this structure is the best way to cement our relationship with Copperman and to ensure that we build a strong and focused business for our staff, shareholders and clients,” said Nick Bell, CEO of Decision Inc.

“Our strategy is centred around being a global leader in information-driven transformation,” he added “We knew that to realise this, we needed global scale and capability. We also wanted to provide clients with the knowledge and insights gained from different global experiences.  Now, we can leverage the experience and expertise of Copperman across markets and provide our staff with a significant opportunity to travel the world and expand their skills.”

For the time being Copperman will retain its brand, with Bell joining its board, and it will look to increase its position as a major player in the SAP ecosystem.

"Our employees will be part of our plan to build collaboration opportunities and allow them to experience other markets," said Anis El-Mariesh, shareholder at Copperman.

Stephan Garbett, senior management and Shareholder at Copperman, added that the tie-up would give it more opportunity to go after global business.

"It means we can now deliver more for our clients using both our deep technical skills and relationship with SAP and Decision Inc.’s extensive experience and expertise driving transformation through SAP solutions," he said.

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