Deloitte intends the investment to increase its access to Australian
business, as the two companies have signed a strategic agreement to develop
“We believe that the two cultures will combine to create Australia’s
leading e-commerce consultancy,” said Deloitte Growth Solutions partner
The companies would not disclose the financial details of the deal, but
the acquisition involved Deloitte purchasing stock from shareholders of
Melbourne-based Eclipse, an unlisted public company.
As part of the deal, Deloitte has also acquired the exclusive right to
use Eclipse’s e-business solution e-Hive. Deloitte intends to incorporate
e-Hive into its consulting solutions package, and push its e-business
e-Hive is composed of hundreds of pre-built software applications, and
is used as a consultant’s tool in planning projects.
Eclipse also develops Web site and intranet solutions, as well as
strategic and e-commerce consulting.
Deloitte will concentrate on providing Eclipse’s technology for the
Australian market at the moment, with a view to rolling out its combined
solution to international markets, Kean said.