Xebia and Technology Consultancy Company 47 Degrees Join Forces

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Today Xebia, a leading global IT consultancy and services company, has acquired 47 Degrees. 47 Degrees is a US-based global technology consultancy company focused on unlocking business growth by creating assured solutions for complex, mission-critical software.

Since 2010, 47 Degrees has focused on building and deploying innovative applications for its clients as well as actively engaging in the tech community. The company offers comprehensive consulting services in functional programming languages and related technologies, like Scala, Kotlin, Spark, Kafka, and Akka. While the company is headquartered in Seattle, United States, they have strong footholds in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Colombia.

Its team handles the design, development, and deployment of applications for its clients so that companies can focus on their core business goals. Their engineers—with years of development expertise—coordinate with client teams to provide additional bandwidth and adapt mission-critical workflows.

Anand Sahay, Global CEO, Xebia Group, says, “We are delighted to join forces with 47 Degrees, and we believe that with their strong expertise in Scala, Kotlin as well as functional Java, this acquisition will establish our presence in the global market and allows us to widen our functional programming expertise to Rust, Clojure, and Haskell. We aim to become one of the most significant one-stop-shop for all functional programming needs."

Nick Elsberry, CEO of 47 Degrees, says: “We are pleased to join forces with Xebia, strong supporters of the functional paradigm, to leverage and support our comprehensive services and expertise to our future and existing clients. Xebia aligns with our technology goals and our people-first methodologies, and we’re excited about this next chapter.”

The acquisition will strengthen Xebia’s foothold in the functional programming domain. Functional languages provide significant advantages while building highly scalable and parallelized systems. As the demand for such scalable systems is increasing exponentially among enterprises and innovative start-ups worldwide, there is a simultaneous demand for unfragmented specialized talent that can support the adoption of functional paradigms.

As a full-stack software firm, Xebia believes and promotes functional programming in its solution blueprints. We believe consolidation functional boutique companies can offer enterprises a strong option and build confidence in functional paradigms.

About Xebia

Xebia is an IT Consultancy and Software Development Company that has been creating digital leaders across the globe since 2001. With offices on every continent, we help the top 250 companies worldwide embrace innovation, adopt the latest technologies, and implement the most successful business models. To meet every digital demand, Xebia is organized into chapters. These are teams with tremendous knowledge and experience in Agile, DevOps, Data and AI, Cloud, Software Development, Security, Quality Assurance, Low Code, and Microsoft Solutions. In addition to high-quality consulting and state-of-the-art software, Xebia Academy offers the training that modern companies need to work better, smarter, and faster. Today, Xebia continues to expand through a buy and build strategy. We partner with leading IT companies to gain a greater foothold in the digital space.

About 47 Degrees

47 Degrees is a global technology consultancy that unlocks business growth for clients by creating assured solutions for complex, mission-critical software. Their team comprises a unique set of individuals specializing in their respective development fields, with a strong focus on functional programming languages and related technologies like Scala, Kotlin, Spark, Kafka, and Akka. Since 2010, they have used their expertise to build, deploy, and innovate applications for a roster of top-tier clients. In addition, 47 Degrees puts a strong emphasis on being active participants in the tech community by organizing large-scale conferences, sharing knowledge through the 47 Degrees Academy, and developing or contributing to open-source libraries for the betterment of the ecosystem. The company has also held a seat on the Scala Center Advisory Board since its inauguration in 2016. 47 Degrees is headquartered in the United States, with additional locations in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Colombia.

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