GlobalLogic

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GlobalLogic
TypeSubsidiary
IndustrySoftware development
Founded2000
HeadquartersSan Jose, California
Key people
Shashank Samant (CEO), Raj Radhakrishnan (CRO), Nitesh Banga (COO), Scott Brubaker (CFO), Arya Barirani (CMO), Zaheer Allam (CCO), Jim Walsh (CTO), Amy Hanlon-Rodemich (CPO)
RevenueUSD $850M+[citation needed]
Number of employees
25,000+[1]
ParentHitachi
Websitehttps://www.globallogic.com/

GlobalLogic is an American product engineering services company headquartered in San Jose, California.[2] It is an independent subsidiary[3] of Hitachi Ltd.[4][5][6][7] GlobalLogic provides software product design and development services.

Company overview[edit]

Early history[edit]

GlobalLogic got its start in 2000 as Induslogic, a provider of outsourced software and product development services. Induslogic maintained a service delivery center in Noida, India. Rajul Garg and Tarun Upadhyay had worked together to start Pine Labs in 1998. Peter Harrison was appointed CEO in 2001 and Vasudev Bhandarkar joined the board in 2004.[8]

Under the direction of its CEO Peter Harrison, the company incubated Pine Labs in 2001 and then divided this subsidiary in 2006 before selling it to Sequoia Capital. In 2006, Induslogic merged with Bonus Technology to form GlobalLogic, a new global product development services company.[9]

The same year, the company received Series B venture round funding of $12.5M from Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates in 2006[10] and acquired Lambent Technologies, an offshore software R&D services firm based in Nagpur, India.[11]

2008–2013[edit]

In 2008, GlobalLogic opened offices in London, naming Mike Daniels as chairman of the board and hiring Shashank Samant as president. The same year, it acquired U.S.-based Validio Software and its Ukraine-based development center. Also, in 2008, the company received $29.5M in Series C venture round funding from Sequoia Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, and New Enterprise Associates.[12] In 2009, GlobalLogic partnered with LumenData, a product development and services firm focused on enterprise data management, to open a delivery center in Bangalore.[13] GlobalLogic also acquired two software R&D services firms: InterObject and Cubika. InterObject, based in Ramat Gan, Israel, works with embedded software, mobile and streaming media products.[14] Cubika, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, builds software products for the media, entertainment, telecom and finance markets.[15] In 2010, GlobalLogic received funding from Goldman Sachs.[16]

In 2011, GlobalLogic opened an office in Santiago, Chile to expand its operations in South America.[17] It then acquired Rofous Software, a content engineering firm headquartered in Hyderabad, India with specialization in content engineering.[18] The same year, GlobalLogic acquired Method Incorporated, a brand experience agency with offices in San Francisco, New York City and London.[19]

In 2012, CEO Peter Harrison became vice chairman and its president, Shashank Samant, was appointed CEO.[20]

In 2013, Apax Partners ("Apax"), a global private equity firm, acquired GlobalLogic. Rohan Haldea, Walden Rhines and Peter Bonfield joined the company's board of directors, and Salim Nathoo was named chairman.[21]

2014–2021[edit]

In 2014, GlobalLogic hired Zaheer Allam as chief delivery officer[22] and opened new delivery centers in Nagpur, India[23] and Kosice, Slovakia.[24] In 2015, the company opened a delivery center in Kraków, Poland.[25] In 2016, Peter Bonfield took over the role of board chairman.[26] The same year, GlobalLogic acquired REC Global, a Poland-based software development provider specializing in embedded technologies.[27]

In 2017, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) acquired 48% of GlobalLogic from Apax.[28][29]

In 2018, Apax Partners sold its remaining 48% stake private equity firm Partners Group,.[30]

In 2019, GlobalLogic acquired U.S.-based Skookum, a digital strategy and design firm.

In 2020, GlobalLogic appointed Rajaram Radhakrishnan as chief revenue officer.[31] The same year, GlobalLogic partnered with SimCorp to change the cloud delivery model for the SimCorp Dimension platform.[32] GlobalLogic then acquired Meelogic Consulting AG, a Berlin-based healthcare and automotive-focused software engineering firm. Next it acquired the ECS Group, a UK-based digital transformation consultancy.[33]

On March 31, 2021, Hitachi announced that it would buy GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion.[34][35] The acquisition was completed on July 14, 2021.[36] Under the terms of merger, Globalogic will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary. [37]

OpenStreetMap Foundation 2018 elections incident[edit]

During the 2018 board elections of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, more than 100 individuals registered from the same IP address within a few hours. The signups were flagged immediately as suspicious but were not rejected by the OSMF board,[38] because they were received after the deadline and so were not eligible to vote. Those voting to keep the memberships stated that there was no assumption of ill intent.[39]

The OpenStreetMap Membership Working Group released a public report[40] indicating a large group of signups from GlobalLogic.

GlobalLogic then offered to withdraw the memberships, and the OSMF board accepted the offer as resolution in February 2019.[41][42]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Partners Group to Acquire GlobalLogic Stake from Apax Partners". Bloomberg.com. 21 May 2018.
  5. ^ Pm, Indulal; Mendonca, Jochelle. "Apax Partners sells 48% of GlobalLogic to CPPIB in $1.5 billion deal". The Economic Times.
  6. ^ "What Does Hitachi's $9.6 Billion Acquisition of GlobalLogic Tell Us? It's a Software-Driven World". Forbes. Archived from the original on March 31, 2021.
  7. ^ "Japan's Hitachi acquires GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion". ABC News.
  8. ^ N Shivapriya (October 10, 2013). "IT outsourcing firm, GlobalLogic, founded by four IITians sold for Rs 2,578 crore". The Economic Times. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "Induslogic and Bonus Technology Merge". 22 September 2006.
  10. ^ "GlobalLogic Engineering Product Dreams".
  11. ^ "GlobalLogic Invests in India". Archived from the original on 17 April 2016.
  12. ^ "GlobalLogic Raises $29.5M for Offshore Software Development". 2008-02-09.
  13. ^ "LumenData, GlobalLogic to Expand Ops". Business Standard India. 2009-03-25.
  14. ^ "GlobalLogic Enters Israeli Software Market". Reuters.[dead link]
  15. ^ "GlobalLogic and Cubika Join Forces". Business Standard India. 2010-02-22.
  16. ^ "Goldman Sachs Invests in GlobalLogic". Reuters. 2010-04-16.
  17. ^ "GlobalLogic Opens Offices in Chile". Archived from the original on 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  18. ^ "GlobalLogic and Rofous Software Join Forces". Archived from the original on 19 March 2020.
  19. ^ "GlobalLogic Acquires Method".
  20. ^ "GlobalLogic Announces Shashank Samant as New CEO | GLobalLogic Latinoamerica". GLobalLogic Latinoamerica (in Spanish). 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
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  22. ^ "GlobalLogic Continues Leadership Momentum with Hire of Zaheer Allam".
  23. ^ "GlobalLogic Opens New Centre in India". Archived from the original on 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  24. ^ "GlobalLogic Opens a New Office in Europe".
  25. ^ "GlobalLogic Establishes New Engineering Center in Poland".
  26. ^ "GlobalLogic Acquires REC Global".
  27. ^ "GlobalLogic festigt durch Übernahme von REC Global seine Präsenz in Europa". digital-magazin.de. 21 January 2016.
  28. ^ "BRIEF-Canada Pension Plan Investment board to acquire an approximate 48 pct stake in Globallogic". Reuters. 11 January 2017.
  29. ^ "Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to Acquire an Approximate 48 Percent Stake in GlobalLogic Inc. From Apax Funds". 2017-01-11.
  30. ^ "Partners Group to Acquire GlobalLogic Stake From Apax Partners". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  31. ^ "GlobalLogic Appoints Industry Veteran Rajaram Radhakrishnan as Chief Revenue Officer". Yahoo Finance.
  32. ^ "SimCorp Partners with GlobalLogic to Boost Investment Management Services with Cloud Transformation". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  33. ^ "GlobalLogic acquires UK-based ECS Group". The Economic Times.
  34. ^ "Japan's Hitachi acquires GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion". ABC News. 2021-03-31.
  35. ^ "Remember Hitachi? It's a Software Company Now". The Wall Street Journal. 2021-03-31.
  36. ^ "Hitachi Completes Acquisition of GlobalLogic". PR Newswire. 2021-07-13.
  37. ^ http://www.businessworld.in/article/Hitachi-s-Software-Team-In-India-Grows-To-15-000-With-Globallogic-Acquisition/15-07-2021-396685/
  38. ^ Jon Russel (2018-12-19). "Grab is messing up the world's largest mapping community's data in Southeast Asia". TechCrunch. membership requests for “more than 100 applicants” from GlobalLogic
  39. ^ https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-November/005456.html
  40. ^ "Investigation into the Unusual Signups" (PDF).
  41. ^ "100 new OSMF membership accounts on 2018.11.15 - OpenStreetMap Foundation".
  42. ^ "Board/Minutes/2019-02-20 - OpenStreetMap Foundation".