SoftwareONE has bought out an APAC SAP partner, saying its customers are looking for more SAP services focusing on public cloud migration.
The €10bn Microsoft licensing giant's CEO, Dieter Schlosser, said buying BNW Consulting is in line with SoftwareONE's strategy to extend the group's S/4 HANA capabilities - SAP's ERP for enterprise.
"We welcome BNW's 30-plus SAP technology specialists, who will significantly enhance SoftwareONE's global SAP and technology services capability in our group," he said.
"Our new colleagues will service their customers in APAC and the US, and beyond, in close conjunction with the established Manila SAP Center of Excellence".
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BNW Consulting specialises in SAP platform transformation, public cloud migration and application management services.
BNW currently supports organisations in Australia, APAC, Europe and the US, and will be available globally with the SoftwareONE global portfolio and footprint.
The acquisition comes a month after SoftwareONE made its first moves on its hotly anticipated IPO.
Three weeks ago, the Microsoft partner's flotation pre-bookings sold out, giving the reseller an estimated market cap of up to €2.91bn.
It is SoftwareONE's second acquisition in a year, after its mega-merger with German giant Comparex closed in February.
The VAR now has a headcount of more than 5,300 employees and sales and service delivery capabilities in 90 countries.
At the time, its chairman, Daniel von Stockar, hinted that the Swiss VAR had its eye on shortly hitting the M&A trail once again.
BNW Consultin's MD Warwick Chai, and co-owner Stefan Baumann, will join Daniel Da Vinci, SoftwareONE's SAP global practice director, in leadership roles.
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