EY enhances Microsoft capabilities with Seaton acquisition

EY has announced the acquisition of Seaton Partners, a UK-based consulting firm specialising in Microsoft solutions. The move supports EY’s ambition to expand capacity, capabilities and market presence across Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP.

Seaton Partners is a Microsoft Dynamics gold competency partner and has core offerings in transformation projects and managed services. From its base in the East Midlands, it employs 39 people and has more than 25 active clients.  

As part of the wider EY growth strategy in the UK and Ireland to further enhance its tech services, the acquisition will bring a range of new capabilities and skills to support EY clients across retail, government, and automotive sectors. In the last 18 months, the acquisitions of AgilityWorks, Frank Hirth and Pythagoras have already helped EY teams meet the changing needs and demands of clients.

Benoit Laclau, EY’s managing partner for consulting in the UK&I, said: “The acquisition of Seaton Partners demonstrates the EY ambition, commitment, and dedication to supporting new and existing EY clients with their digital transformations across the UK and the world. We look forward to welcoming the Seaton Partners team and clients to the EY organisation at what is an exciting period of growth and development.” 

Adam Seaton, director and founder of Seaton Partners, said: “We are excited about joining a prominent organisation like EY. As we continue to build on our achievements over the last 10 years, the business of Seaton Partners coming into the EY organisation will enable us to offer clients further resources in enterprise resource planning and support them on their digital transformation journey to success.”

Marie Abery, dynamics business group director at Microsoft UK, said: “We look forward to continuing our long-standing collaboration with the combined Seaton Partners and EY teams to help deliver successful solutions for clients. This acquisition is a testament to the EY organisation’s continued investment and impact to help transform businesses with Microsoft technologies.”