Global software company EPAM Systems has acquired TH_NK, a digital agency with offices in London, Newcastle and Liverpool.

As a digital platform engineering and software development services provider, EPAM will capitalise on the boost the move will bring to its digital and organisational consulting capabilities in the UK and Western European markets.

The acquisition will also enhance the company's global product and design offerings. TH_NK, founded in 2004, will become a part of EPAM's fast growing consulting and digital engagement practices.

Ranked as one of the Top 100 Digital Agencies in the UK, TH_NK works with customers through its unique collaboration approach, helping them strategize for the future and develop in-house capabilities that enable organisational change and growth.

The agency delivers full-scale digital transformation across all aspects of the enterprise-level change, from organisation and culture to customer experience and technology.

"TH_NK's collaborative, agile approach is different from traditional consultancies or agencies," said EPAM co-head global business SVP Jason Harman.

"By bringing their model into EPAM, we can meet our customers' demand for business and design-led consulting, creative thinking, digital platform innovation expertise, and the ability to deliver everything they need at speed and scale."

TH_NK founding partner and co-president of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Tarek Nseir added: "The next wave of technology change requires a breadth of data, emerging technology and scaled engineering capability that few can genuinely attain.

"This is a unique opportunity for us to not only think big, but deliver big too. We can't wait to get started."