Infosys Technologies, the country's second-largest software exporter, has acquired the software solutions business of Gen-i as part of its partnership with Telecom Corp of New Zealand in order to offer outsourcing services for Australian clients.
As part of the deal, Infosys has offered positions to Gen-i's more than 110 employees and contractors, who will continue to be based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the Indian company said in a statement today.
These employees, who are primarily senior developers, technical architects and consultants, will take Infosys' New Zealand team to over 150 people, it added. The company said it also plans to immediately hire an additional 15-30 people there.
No financial details were disclosed.
The current software solutions management team will lead New Zealand delivery for Infosys, with Patrick Kouwenhoven running New Zealand operations under the leadership of Infosys associate vice-president Ashok Mysore.
The companies will offer services like IT consulting, business transformation and cloud-based solutions to Australasian companies. The region comprises Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean.