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M&A List: 106 Salesforce Cloud Consulting Partner Mergers and Acquisitions

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Salesforce ($CRM) cloud consulting partners remain in acquisition mode, buying each other worldwide. Private equity and venture capital firms have also jumped into the market from time to time, pumping money into Salesforce ISVs (independent software vendors) and MSPs (managed IT services providers). Note: Originally published July 2, 2019 and updated regularly thereafter. The list of Salesforce partner mergers, acquisitions, funding, investment and private equity deals now includes: 106. November 2022: CitiusTech acquired Wilco Source. 105. November 2022: OSF Digital acquired Oegon. 104. October 2022: KKR acquired Ness. 103. October 2022: Neostella acquired Work-Relay. 102. October 2022: Strata Information Group (SIG) acquired akaCRM. 101. October 2022: Interpublic Group (IPG) acquired RafterOne. 100. September 2022: NTT Data acquired Apisero. 99. September 2022: Perficient acquired Inflection Point Systems. 98. September 2022: Private equity firm Kelso and Company acquired Emtec. 97. September 2022: Cloud Mentor acquired BeSpokean, a cloud consulting firm and Filevine partner. 96. September 2022: Capgemini acquired Aodigy Asia Pacific. 95. August 2022: Accscient acquired Vyom Group, a digital transformation consulting business that supports BMC, Salesforce and Mendix customers. 94. August 2022: Dentsu Group acquired Extentia and tucked the company into Merkle. 93. August 2022: Deloitte Canada acquired mid-market Salesforce cloud consultancy Nubik Inc. 92. August 2022: Diabsolut acquired Emelar Consulting Group. 91. July 2022: Accelirate acquired Eshia Solutions, a Salesforce Mulesoft integrator. 90. July 2022: Provisions Group acquired Insight Powered. 89. July 2022: Mastek acquired MST Solutions. 88. July 2022: OSF Digital acquired Aarin Inc. 87. July 2022: PwC US acquired Netrovert. 86. June 2022: PwC India acquires Venerate Solutions. 85. June 2022: Dentsu Group acquired Pexlify and tucked the business into Merkle. 84. June 2022: OSF Digital acquired Kolekto. 83. May 2022: The Acacia Group acquired The Baer Group. 82. May 2022: McKinsey & Company acquired S4G. 81. April 2022: Uneecops acquired digiCloud Solutions. Continue to next page to see Salesforce partner M&A deals 80 to 61. Here are Salesforce partner M&A deals listed 80 to 61. 80. January 2022: Spaulding Ridge acquired Silvr Lining Group. 79. January 2022: OSF Digital acquired Datarati. 78. January 2022: K2 Partnering Solutions acquired Cloud Pacific. 77. January 2022: Indiana-based systems integrator GyanSys acquired Groundswell Cloud Solutions. 76. December 2021: ICF acquired Creative Systems and Consulting 75. December 2021: Atos acquired AppCentrica. 74. November 2021: DynPro acquired Cloudalyze. 73. November 2021: Globant acquired Navint. 72. November 2021: Credera acquired Salesforce Summit Partner BrightGen. 71. November 2021: Accenture acquired Tambourine. 70. November 2021: Navisite, a Top 250 Public Cloud MSP backed by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, acquired Salesforce partner EightCloud. 69. November 2021: Brillio, backed by private equity firm Bain Capital, acquired Standav. 68. October 2021: Accounting, consulting and technology firm Crowe LLP acquired Spark.Orange, a Salesforce partner. 67. August 2021: Computer Design & Integration (CDI), backed by private equity firm One Equity Partners, acquired Salesforce partner Candoris. 66. August 2021: Accounting firm RSM US LLP acquired Salesforce partner Confluence Global. 64 and 65. July 2021: Field service management software provider ServiceMax is merging with a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) called Pathfinder Acquisition Corp. Also, ServiceMax is acquiring LiquidFrameworks. Silver Lake, Salesforce Ventures and GE remain ServiceMax investors. 63. June 2021: ConvergeOne, backed by private equity firm CVC Fund, acquired Salesforce provider NuAge Experts. 62. June 2021: OSF Digital, backed by investor Delta-v Capital, acquired fellow Salesforce partner Paladin Group. 61. June 2021: OSF Digital, backed by investor Delta-v Capital, acquired fellow Salesforce cloud partner Werise. Continue to next page to see Salesforce partner M&A deals 60 to 41. Here are Salesforce partner M&A deals listed 60 to 41. 60. June 2021: Allant Group, backed by investment firm VntCap Technologies, acquired Salesforce multiple-cloud marketing expert Bubblebox. 59. June 2021: OSF Digital acquired Relation1. 58. May 2021: OSF Digital acquired Salesforce partner Adept Group. 57. May 2021: IBM acquired Waeg. 56. May 2021: Booz Allen Hamilton acquired Liberty IT Solutions, a government technology consulting firm & Salesforce cloud CRM partner. 55. March 2021: Private equity firm Accel-KKR acquired Kimble Applications, a professional services automation (PSA) software company for Salesforce’s cloud. 54. March 2021: Global consulting company iLink Digital acquired a majority stake in Salesforce partner Dazeworks. 53. March 2021: Infostretch acquired Saggezza. 52. February 2021: EPAM Systems acquired PolSource. 51. February 2021: Atos acquired Profit4SF. 50. February 2021: K2 Partnering Solutions acquired The Crevalle Group. 49. February 2021: Accenture acquired Businet System. 48. January 2021: Ascend Technologies and Doextra CRM Solutions merged. 47. January 2021: IBM acquired 7Summits. 46. December 2020: RSM US LLC acquired Salesforce Gold partner MondayCall. 45. December 2020: Salesforce cloud partner Prime Technology Group, backed by private equity firm Frontenac, acquired agile software developer Synerzip. 44. December 2020: Private equity firm One Equity Partners (OEP) acquired VASS, a Salesforce partner & MSP with digital transformation, RPA, CRM, ERP & cloud services expertise. 43. November 2020: Druva acquired sfApex, a provider of Salesforce cloud backup, disaster recovery (BDR) & data migration tools for CRM platform. 42. November 2020: Capgemini acquired RXP Services, a digital, data & cloud IT consulting firm with Microsoft, Salesforce & ServiceNow expertise. 41. October 2020: Atos acquired Eagle Creek Software Solutions, a 250-person cloud consulting firm for Salesforce deployments. Continue to next page to see Salesforce partner M&A deals 40 to 21. Here are Salesforce partner M&A deals listed 40 to 21. 40. October 2020: Professional services firm Huron Consulting Group acquired ForceIQ. 39. September 2020: EPAM Systems acquired Salesforce partner Ricston, a software integration and connectivity solutions provider. 38. July 2020: Wipro acquired 4C of Belgium and gained a big Salesforce cloud consulting practice that spans Europe and the Middle East. 37. June 2020: Overground Cloud Services (OCS) acquired DecisionPoint Selling, a business process consulting firm. Both companies are Salesforce cloud partners. 36. May 2020: PureFacts Financial Solutions, a wealth management and FinTech solutions provider, acquired Salesforce partner VennScience. 35. April 2020: EMS Consulting acquires DBS DX. 34. March 2020: Cognizant acquires Lev, gaining roughly 200 employees who are Salesforce and digital marketing experts. 33. February 2020: 10Pearls of Washington D.C., acquires Zen Cloud Technologies, a San Francisco-based IT consulting and Salesforce software development firm. 32. February 2020: India IT consulting giant Infosys acquires Simplus, a Salesforce-focused cloud consulting partner with locations in the United States and Australia. 31. February 2020: IT services and digital consulting giant Cognizant acquires the French operations of Salesforce specialist EI-Technologies. 30. January 2020: Accenture buys Workday, Salesforce & U.S. MuleSoft cloud IT consulting practice from Sierra-Cedar. Assets serve SMB education & government sectors. 29. January 2020: Ness Digital Engineering acquires CassaCloud. 28. January 2020: Private equity firm Frontenac acquires Prime Technology Group, a Salesforce partner and outsourced application developer with healthcare expertise. 27. December 2019: Simplus acquires Clout Partners for European push. Gains London, UK and Dublin, Ireland footprints. This marks Simplus's seventh acquisition to date. 26. December 2019: Ingram Micro acquires Salesforce cloud consulting business unit of Quosphere. 25. August 2019: A5 Corp acquires Toronto-based Salesforce consulting partner Cloudware Connections. Tequity advised Cloudware on the deal. 24. July 2019: Pluribus Technologies acquires Salesforce partner Assured Software Ltd. Tequity, an M&A advisory firm for software & IT services, advises on the acquisition. 23. July 2019: Irving, Texas-based digital technology company Ksquare acquired Salesforce partner Great Wave Tech of San Francisco. 22. May 2019: Perficient acquired Sundog Interactive, a partner relationship management (PRM) and manufacturing vertical expert. 21. February 2019: Youngsoft acquired a majority stake in ABSYZ Software Consulting, a Salesforce Platinum Partner. Continue to next page to see Salesforce partner M&A deals 20 to 1. Here are Salesforce partner M&A deals listed 20 to 1. 20. February 2019: Armed with $20 million in fresh funding, Simplus acquired Sqware Peg. 19. March 2019: Salesforce partner GSD Company acquired Audaxium, an Oracle NetSuite cloud services consulting partner. 18. November 2018: Deloitte acquired CloudinIT of New Zealand. 17. September 2018: Nubik acquired Idle Tools. 16. September 2018: Infosys acquired Fluido, a Salesforce cloud consulting, implementation and training partner with reach across Europe. 15. September 2018: DXC Technology acquired System Partners, an Australia-based Salesforce cloud consulting and integration partner. 14. September 2018: Cognizant acquired Advanced Technology Group, a privately-held provider of customer and revenue management consulting and implementation services focused on the Salesforce Platform. 13. August 2018: Cognizant Technology Solutions acquired SaaSfocus, a major Salesforce cloud consulting partner in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with operations in Australia and India. 12. August 2018: ScanSource acquired Canpango, an implementation and cloud consulting partner. 11. August 2018: Merkle acquired Amicus Digital, an Australia-based Salesforce Marketing Cloud expert. 10. July 2018: Israel-based AllCloud acquired Salesforce partner Figur8 Cloud Solutions and raised $7 million in new funding. 9. May 2018: FMT Consultants, a Microsoft and NetSuite partner, acquired Red Sky Solutions of Orange County, California in May 2018. 8. May 2018: Simplus in May 2018 acquired CirrusOne, a Salesforce and Oracle partner that offers consulting services for CPQ (configure, price, quote) and quote-to-cash solutions. 7. May 2018: Spaulding Ridge acquired Buan Consulting, a cloud CRM partner. 6. April 2018: OwnBackup, a SaaS-focused backup provider that works closely with Salesforce, raised $15.5 million. 5. March 2018: Silverline, a Salesforce platinum cloud consulting partner, attracted Pamlico Capital private equity investment for financial services, healthcare push. 4. March 2018: Kimble Applications, a Salesforce cloud partner focused on PSA, confirmed funding. 3. December 2017: BV Investment Partners acquired control of Apps Associates, an IT services company. 2. December 2017: Simplus raised $9.3 million in Series B funding & acquired Salesforce partner CRM Manager. 1. September 2017: Capgemini acquired Lyons Consulting Group, a Commerce Cloud partner. Did we miss an M&A deal involving Salesforce partners since 2017? Email me the details: [email protected] or post comment.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.