Cognizant buys New Signature

Cognizant has acquired Washington, D.C.-based New Signature, a Microsoft public cloud transformation specialist.

Cognizant has acquired Washington, D.C.-based New Signature, a Microsoft public cloud transformation specialist. No financial terms were disclosed. Arma Partners provided financial advice to New Signature on the transaction. New Signature was backed by Columbia Capital.


Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as financial advisor to New Signature, a portfolio company of Columbia Capital, on its sale to Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH).

New Signature is one of the world’s largest independent Microsoft public cloud transformation specialists. Its success has been built helping its clients create and accelerate their digital business transformation through the adoption of Microsoft cloud technologies.

The acquisition of New Signature will further deepen Cognizant’s expertise in advisory and managed services across the Microsoft cloud product suite including Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., New Signature has operations in the United States, Canada, the UK and South Africa. New Signature serves more than 300 enterprise clients globally across all major industries and has over 500 cloud experts.
This transaction further demonstrates Arma Partners’ depth and experience as the leading specialist advisor to the world’s most important public cloud and digital transformation companies. It also highlights our ability to deliver successful outcomes to US headquartered businesses with global operations.

About Arma Partners
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