Luxoft

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Luxoft
Public
Traded asNYSELXFT
IndustrySoftware development
Founded2000
HeadquartersSwitzerland, Zug, ,
Switzerland
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
CEO Dmitry Loschinin
Servicesapplication development, Mobile application development, software engineering, IT consulting and User experience design
RevenueIncrease US$906.8 million (2018)[1]
Number of employees
12,900
Websitewww.luxoft.com

Luxoft is an international custom software development company with more than 12,900 employees, 41 offices in 22 countries in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Africa. It is incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland, tax domiciled in London, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Their customer list consists of over 170 clients, over 30 of which are classified as "high potential accounts" (next UBS, Boeing, Harman etc.).[2]

History[edit]

Luxoft was initially established in 1995 in Moscow as a development center of IBS, an IT holding company. In April 2000, the development center was incorporated as a separate entity under the direction of Dmitry Loschinin.[citation needed]

As of 26 June 2013, Luxoft is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, following an initial public offering of 4.1 million shares at $17.00 per ordinary share.[3] UBS Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, VTB Capital plc and Cowen and Company, LLC were the joint book running managers for the offering.[4] According to IBS President and main shareholder Anatoly Karachinsky, Luxoft was spun off in order to "unlock value for shareholders who aren’t interested in the Russian part of the group’s business".[5]

After the start of Russia aggression in Ukraine in 2014, Luxoft "relocated its senior management and about 100 engineers this year from Russia and Ukraine to Switzerland".[6][7] The company had offices in three Ukrainian cities—Kiev, Odessa, and Dnipropetrovsk—and as of March 2014, 49% of its employees were based in Ukraine and 29% in Russia.

On 7th January 2019, it was announced that DXC Technology was acquiring Luxoft [8].

Clients and services[edit]

Luxoft's clients "consist primarily of large multinational corporations", such as Boeing, Ford Motor Co., and Deutsche Bank. For example, Luxoft created software that facilitates determining a customer's creditworthiness for Deutsche Bank. Other products have included "derivative trading systems for banks and computer-vision navigation that matches a moving image from a camera mounted in a car to locations on a map".[9]

Locations[edit]

Luxoft has development centers in Romania (Bucharest),[10] Malaysia (Penang), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), Poland (Krakow, Wroclaw, Tricity), Bulgaria (Sofia), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk), Ukraine (Kiev, Odessa, Dnipro).[11] and Mexico (Guadalajara).

Representative offices of the company are also located worldwide in: United States (New York, NY; Seattle, WA), Europe (London, UK; Frankfurt, Germany) and Asia (Singapore).[12]

Acquisitions[edit]

Luxoft is actively pursuing a mergers and acquisitions strategy having acquired local companies in USA, United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark from 2014.

Company name Industry Country Date of acquisition Reference
Radius Inc. Internet of Things/Big data  USA 2014 [13]
Excelian Financial services  UK 2015 [14]
Symtavision Automotive - Timing Analysis  Germany 2016 [15]
Pelagicore AB Automotive  Sweden 2016 [16]
INSYS Group Healthcare/Telco  USA 2016 [17]
IntroPro TMT  Ukraine 2017 [18]
derivIT Financial services  Singapore 2017 [19]
UNAFORTIS AG Financial services   Switzerland 2017 [20]
Smashing Ideas Software Development  USA 2018 [21]

In January 2019 Luxoft was acquired by DXC Technology. According to the information from SEC database, DXC Technology now owns 83% of Luxoft shares. The eventual close of the deal will be in June 2019.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luxoft Holding, Inc Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2018". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "When Business Demands Change, Luxoft Responds". SuperbCrew. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
  3. ^ "Russian software developer Luxoft jumps in NYSE debut". Reuters. 2013-06-26.
  4. ^ "Luxoft Holding, Inc Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering". www.luxoft.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  5. ^ Khrennikov, Ilya (May 23, 2013). "Russian-Backed Software Company Luxoft Files for U.S. IPO". Bloomberg.
  6. ^ Jason Corcoran; Jake Rudnitsky; Serena Saitto (27 October 2014). "Russian Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing". Bloomberg.
  7. ^ Khrennikov, Ilya (28 May 2014). "Luxoft to Move 500 Programmers From Ukraine, Russia Amid Risks". Bloomberg.
  8. ^ Akanksha Rana (7 Jan 2019). ""DXC Technology to buy software development company Luxoft for $2 billion"". Reuters.
  9. ^ Khrennikov, Ilya (17 September 2013). "Ex-Soviet Programmers Take On India in $48 Billion Market". Bloomberg.
  10. ^ globalservicesmedia.com (2008-07-22). "Luxoft Acquires Romania's ITC Networks". Krakow, Poland: globalservicesmedia.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  11. ^ developers.org (2009-07-20). "Luxoft Profile on Developers.org". Krakow, Poland: developers.org. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  12. ^ Luxoft (2012-10-20). "Global Delivery approach ;". Krakow, Poland: Luxoft. Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  13. ^ "Luxoft Acquires Radius Inc., a Next Generation Technology Solution Provider Focused on IoT". The Street. 2014-10-06.
  14. ^ "Luxoft follows GFT with UK acquisition". Megabuyte. 2015-02-19.
  15. ^ "Luxoft Acquires Symtavision, a Leading Provider of Software Tools and Services for Real-time System Design and Development for the Automotive Industry". BusinessWire. 2016-02-23.
  16. ^ "Luxoft acquires Pelagicore AB". Reuters. 2016-09-13.
  17. ^ "Luxoft acquires INSYS Group". Reuters. 2016-07-18.
  18. ^ "Luxoft acquires Ukrainian software development company IntroPro". Reuters. 2017-02-06.
  19. ^ "Excelian: Luxoft Financial Services Completes the Acquisition of derivIT". BusinessWire. 2017-08-23.
  20. ^ "Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services Launches Global Avaloq Practice following Acquisition of UNAFORTIS". BusinessWire. 2017-08-28.
  21. ^ "Luxoft Acquires US-based Digital Innovation Agency, Smashing Ideas - NASDAQ.com". NASDAQ.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  22. ^ "VC.ru". VC.

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