NTT Data, a digital business and information technology services company, has acquired Aspirent, an Atlanta-based data, analytics and advisory firm.

Aspirent clients will have access to NTT Data’s resources and digital capabilities including a $3.6 billion average annual research and development investment. The acquisition of Aspirent will add approximately 230 data advisors and technologists to NTT Data’s digital services team and looks to improve its data engineering capabilities with data partners such as Azure, AWS, Databricks and Snowflake.

“As we help our clients navigate critical business challenges through the use of data, this acquisition expands and strengthens NTT Data’s analytics and advisory capabilities,” comments Wayne Busch, group President, consulting and digital transformation, NTT Data services. “Aspirent continues our targeted focus on becoming a trusted advisor for our clients following our acquisitions of Hashmap and Chainalytics.”

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as the legal counsel to NTT DATA, and Canaccord Genuity Petsky Prunier LLC served as the financial advisor to Aspirent and Summit Park, the majority shareholder of Aspirent, in connection with this transaction.