Logicalis has acquired a top Microsoft MSP partner in Germany in a bid to expand its Azure and Office 365 offering.
The deal, announced today, will see Logicalis take over Orange Networks, a Gold-level Microsoft partner in five categories: application development; cloud platform; cloud productivity; datacentre; and Windows and Devices.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Hamburg, Orange Networks has seven offices across Germany, in Hamburg, Emden, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Offenbach, Munich and Ulm and generates roughly €5m in annual sales.
Orange Networks has already been rebranded to "Orange Networks, a Logicalis Company", according to its corporate website.
Logicalis Germany CEO Christian Werner (pictured) said the deal will expand its business in hybrid cloud.
"More and more customers are using the hybrid cloud to make their company fit for digital transformation," said Werner.
"Microsoft technologies around Azure or Office 365 are driving this development forward. With the expertise of Orange Networks, we are adding another important building block to our product and service portfolio and can provide our customers with comprehensive advice and strategic support in this area."
Andreas Riedl, managing director of Orange Networks, said: "I am pleased that, as part of Logicalis, we can contribute our knowledge about Microsoft technologies and experience from the digital transformation of companies.
"Combined with Logicalis' broad portfolio and global presence, it opens up new markets and the opportunity to invest in innovative solutions and services."
Werner is aiming to push Logicalis' Germany revenues above €250m by 2020 to become one of the country's top 10 IT service providers.
The Cisco, IBM and HPE partner has already made a small acquisition this year - the Cisco division of German networking player Hopf.
Logicalis' M&A streak comes after its head of Europe, Ruediger Rath, announced a restructure for its UK business which could affect some roles in its UK workforce, which stood at just fewer than 400 in its last financial year.
The firm drew around 28 per cent of its $1.6bn revenues from Europe in its fiscal 2018.
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