Management consulting giant Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, in a move that would expand Accenture's strategy and operations consulting.
This year alone, Accenture has already moved to snap up London-based global service design consultancy Fjord, digital marketing company Acquity Group, as well as Mortgage Cadence, a loan origination software company.
Representatives for the firm declined to comment, the Journal reported.
Accenture has about 266,000 employees worldwide and net revenue of $27.9 billion for the year ended Aug. 31, 2012, according to its website. Meanwhile, Booz & Co has more than 3,000 employees globally, according to information on the company's website. It ended discussions of a possible merger with A.T. Kearney, another management consulting firm, in July 2010.
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