Press Release: ALTEN announces the acquisition of Methods Group in the United Kingdom

By Methods24 May 2022

ALTEN Group, the international Engineering and IT Services company, saw the Methods Group as a significant opportunity to reinforce its presence in the UK and complete its positioning in the Digital Services and IT market.

The Methods Group (including Methods Business and Digital Technology Ltd; Methods Analytics Ltd; and CoreAzure Ltd) (“Methods”) is the UK’s leading independent Digital Transformation partner for Public Services. Methods delivers IT Services to a range of Central Government Departments and the wider public sector, to transform the way the Public Sector operates in the UK. Their mission is to help safeguard public-facing services and apply latest digital thinking and delivery disciplines to make sure the future of Public Services is citizen-centric.

ALTEN in the UK has already established itself as a key player in Engineering and Technology Consulting and provides specialist expertise for its clients’ development strategies in the fields of R&D, Manufacturing Engineering and Customer Services. With 2,000 employees across the country, following the acquisition, ALTEN in the UK now completes its portfolio of offers in the IT space, including Agile Development and Testing, Data, Cloud and Infrastructure skills, in line with its worldwide Group IT positioning.

The Group operates in a wide range of sectors and works with major clients. ALTEN adapts to the constantly changing environment and develops projects with digital capabilities that are challenging and innovating.

Based on their common expertise and building on their collective reputation, ALTEN and Methods saw opportunities in the UK to reinforce the Public Sector positioning and to develop broader markets in the Private Sector including Banking, Finance, Insurance, and Retail. This alliance will generate new projects with ALTEN’s engineering and defence customers for their digital transformation plans covering Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Connected Cars, Industry 4.0, IoT, Digital Twins, Edge Computing, etc.


Methods and ALTEN have complementary strengths and values. We both share a common vision for strategy and organisation. Methods is a leader in the Public Sector with a strong digital expertise, such as SW, Data or Cloud. I am convinced that working together will bring strong added value and new successful synergies” explains Pierre Bonhomme, Executive Vice President ALTEN France & UK.

This is a great opportunity for Methods to expand and enhance our capabilities and offerings with ALTEN – a major international player yet retains the integrity and values that lie at the heart of everything we do for our clients.  My colleagues and I are looking forward to an exciting future.  We hope to accelerate our innovation in digital transformation and adoption of the latest technologies and AI” said Peter Rowlins, Group Chief Executive of Methods.



Created in 1988, ALTEN supports its customers’ development strategies in the areas of innovation, R&D and technological information systems. ALTEN work with key actors in the Aeronautics & Space, Defence & Naval, Security, Automotive, Rail, Energy, Life Sciences, Finance, Retail, Telecommunications and Services sectors.

The ALTEN Group has a workforce of more than 45,000 employees in 30 countries, 90% of whom are engineers. Its 2021 turnover was €2.925 billion.

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About Methods

Created in 1990, the Methods Group of companies (including Methods Business and Digital Technology Ltd; Methods Analytics Ltd; and CoreAzure Ltd) is the UK’s leading independent transformation partner for public services. Our aim is to apply our skills and expertise in innovation and collaboration, from across the Methods Group, so to deliver end-to-end business and technical solutions to the Public Sector, that are people-centric, safe, and designed for the future. The Methods Group works across the UK with a combined turnover of £110 million.

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