Mazars acquires tech startup Zettafox
Mazars, the leading international tax, accountancy and advisory firm, has acquired Zettafox, a pioneering prescriptive analytics and data science specialist. Zettafox’s three co-founders and managers, Patrick Zerbib, Marc Atallah and Luis Belmar Letelier, are to become Partners of Mazars France.
Zettafox deploys machine learning and big data analytics to deliver solutions for clients of all sizes and across all sectors. Services include the data rationalisation and management, data analysis, and the development of corresponding strategic and decision-making tools.
The Zettafox team will continue to work with its current clients, while also offering its services to Mazars’ global client base. In addition, the team will apply its knowledge and expertise to Mazars itself; identifying opportunities to integrate a sophisticated approach to existing processes and support the firm’s ongoing drive towards digital transformation.
Elisabeth Maxwell, Partner and Head of Innovation at Mazars UK, said: “We are delighted to bring Zettafox on board, with whom we share the same ethos when it comes to agility and entrepreneurship. This acquisition is part of an ambitious plan to expand, innovate and transform all of our businesses across the globe.”
Olivier Lenel, Partner and Head of Consulting at Mazars France, said: “The acquisition of Zettafox will enable us to guide our customers through their most complex challenges at a time when disruptive technologies are having a profound effect on their business models. Zettafox’s arrival at Mazars is a fantastic opportunity on all levels; it will help transform our businesses and enable us to offer our customers a broader range of expertise and services”.
Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services. As of January 1st, 2017, Mazars operates throughout the 79 countries that make up its integrated partnership. Mazars draws upon the expertise of 18,000 women and men led by 950 partners. We assist clients of all sizes, from SMEs to mid-caps and global players as well as start-ups and public organisations, at every stage of their development.
In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees, and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally.
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