PLANO, TEXAS – May 30, 2017 – NTT DATA Services, a recognized leader in global technology services, received two prestigious awards in the 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards presented by D CEO and Association for Corporate Growth. The company won the Deal of the Year recognition in the billion dollar category for its 2016 acquisition of Dell Services. Leading the deal, Sylvia Steinheiser, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for NTT DATA, was named the 2017 Corporate Dealmaker of the Year.
In November 2016, NTT DATA closed on an approximately $3 billion acquisition of Dell Services, formerly Perot Systems, in a deal that solidified the company’s position as a top 10 global technology and business services provider. Following the acquisition, the combined entity represents one of the industry’s most comprehensive IT service portfolios designed to help enterprises modernize business and technology.
“We’re honored to be recognized as D CEO’s Deal of the Year. NTT DATA’s acquisition of the former Dell Services is a landmark deal, making us a 50,000 employee-strong global IT services powerhouse based here in the Dallas area. Most importantly, it improves our ability to help clients compete and grow,” said John McCain, CEO of NTT DATA Services. “I’m especially thrilled that Sylvia was named Dealmaker of the Year, since success of this deal was in large part due to her perseverance and leadership.”
The recognition for Steinheiser comes as a result of her efforts in leading NTT DATA through this deal, which is the largest, most significant and most complex acquisition in the company’s history. Under her leadership, NTT DATA has made 11 acquisitions in the last eight years as it executes a long-term strategic plan focused on measured growth.
“I am humbled to be recognized for this distinguished award by D CEO,” said Steinheiser. “We knew this acquisition would help us achieve our growth goals in North America and globally, and Dell Services was the perfect fit to benefit our clients. I feel fortunate to work with a team of high-caliber professionals who overcame obstacles to get this deal done so we can expand our ability to provide the best quality IT services to our clients.”
Awards were presented at a private event on May 23 at The Fairmont Dallas. The D CEO and ACG Mergers and Acquisitions Awards recognize the top deals in North Texas and the dealmakers who made them happen. Nominees were reviewed by a panel of judges who are experienced leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth business community.
About NTT DATA Services
NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process outsourcing services.
NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 100,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 85 percent of the Fortune 100.