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M&A List: 67 SAP Consulting Partner Mergers, Acquisitions for MSP, Cloud and Cybersecurity Expertise

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the SAP partner ecosystem has remained relatively steady over the past three years or so. Key buyers have included such global systems integrators, consulting giants and MSPs (managed IT service providers) like Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, Dimension Data, HCL, IBM and NTT Communications. The goal, in many cases, involves a regional or talent land grab -- designed to help end-customers accelerate migrations from on-premises applications to cloud-based SAP options across ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (customer relationship management), HANA and more. More recently, SAP partner M&A deals have also focused on supply chain security and application security expertise.

SAP Partner Ecosystem: Buyers, Sellers and Investors

Who were the buyers and sellers? Here's a chronological sampling of SAP partner ecosystem M&A deals that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have tracked: 67. December 2022: Cognizant acquired Utegration to offer SAP solutions on the energy and utility sectors. 66. December 2022: Smart glasses provider Vuzix acquired SAP ERP software partner Moviynt. 65. November 2022: Codestone Group acquired DSCallards. 64. October 2022: Avanade acquired eLogic. 63. September 2022: Vision33 acquired Orchard House Solutions, an SAP Business ByDesign reseller and cloud integrator. 62. August 2022: NTT Data acquired Natuvion Group. 60 and 61. August 2022: KochaSoft acquired Civatree Technologies, and ESI Information Technologies acquired an equity stake in KochaSoft. 59. August 2022: Private equity firm Advent International acquired Neoris, a digital transformation and IT consulting firm that supports SAP on Microsoft Azure. 58. July 2022: adesso SE acquired quadox, an SAP analytics company. 57. July 2022: Accenture acquired Solvera Solutions. 56. July 2022: GyanSys acquired SAP Ariba partner SouthEnd Group. 55. May 2022: Codestone, backed by private equity firm FPE Capital, acquired Clarivos. 54. May 2022: The Acacia Group acquired The Baer Group. 53. April 2022: Wipro acquired Rizing from private equity firm One Equity Partners. 52. April 2022: NTT DATA Business Solutions acquired Business Services & Technologies. 51. February 2022: VistaVu Solutions acquired ResolvIT SC. 50. January 2022: VistaVu Solutions acquired R Tech Solutions. 49. December 2021: PwC acquired Olivehorse for SAP supply chain software expertise. 48. October 2021: Evergreen Services Group acquired Third Wave Business Systems, an SAP Business One ERP Partner. 47. October 2021: Exadel, backed by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, acquired Coppei. 46. October 2021: Netcompany Group acquired IT solutions provider and SAP partner Intracom Technologies for roughly 13X annual EBITDA. 45. September 2021: Perficient acquired Talos Digital, an SAP Cloud Commerce partner. 44. August 2021: SNP SE acquired Datavard. 43. July 2021: SoftwareOne acquired SE16N. 42. July 2021: Capgemini acquired Acclimation. 41. July 2021: Accenture acquired Ethica Consulting Group. Continue to next page for SAP partner M&A deals 40 through 21. Here are SAP partner M&A deals 40 through 21 40. June 2021: Managed cloud provider Syntax, backed by private equity firm Novacap, acquired Illumiti. 39. May 2021: Univerus acquired SAP Partner Blue Ocean Systems. 38. May 2021: Rizing, backed by private equity firm One Equity Partners, acquired Attune. 37. April 2021: Syntax, backed by private equity firm Novacap, acquired Linke, which provides SAP on Amazon Web Services (AWS). 36. April 2021: Pythian acquired ManageServe. 35. March 2021: SoftwareONE acquired ITPC, an SAP specialist in Zurich, Switzerland. 34. March 2021: Sapphire Systems acquired In Cloud Solutions, an SAP Business ByDesign partner. 33. February 2021: LSI Consulting merged with Invenio. 32. February 2021: Accenture acquired Edenhouse. 31. January 2021: SoftwareONE acquired Optimum Consulting, an SAP partner in  Louisville, Kentucky (USA) and with operations in India, Optimum. 30. January 2021: NTT Data Systems acquired My Supply Chain Group. 29. January 2021: Sapphire Systems, backed by private equity firm Horizon Capital, acquired SAP Business One partner Pioneer B1. 28.  November 2020: IBM acquired TruQua Enterprises for SAP S/4 HANA ERP consulting and software development expertise. 27. November 2020: Navisite acquired Dickinson+Associates, an SAP applications consulting firm in Chicago. 26. October 2020: PwC acquired Tyconz’s Enterprise Business Applications Operations. 25. October 2020: Accenture acquired Zag. 24. September 2020: Accenture acquired SALT Solutions AG. 23. August 2020: Deloitte acquired Keytree. 22. August 2020: Globant acquired gA, an Oracle and SAP partner focused on digital and cloud transformation services. 21. March 2020: SAP partner EPI-USE acquired Afonza. Continue to next page for SAP partner M&A deals 20 through 1. Here are SAP partner M&A deals 20 through 1. 20. February 2020: Accenture acquired Icon Integration. 19 January 2020: Itelligence acquired ISS Consulting. 18. January 2020: Accenture acquired Maihiro. 17. November 2019: Accenture acquired Silveo. 16. November 2019: SoftwareOne acquired BNW Consulting, an SAP partner that migrates customer applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) & Microsoft Azure public clouds 15. September 2019: Vision33, an IT consulting firm, acquired B1 Systems of the United Kingdom. Both companies are SAP Business One cloud application deployment partners. 14. June 2019: Secure-24, an NTT Communications company, acquired SAP managed services provider Symmetry Holding. 13. January 2019: Cybersecurity & compliance company Onapsis acquired SAP security solutions provider Virtual Forge. 12. January 2019: DXC acquired EG A/S. 11. November 2018: Accenture buying Intrigo Systems, a U.S.-based SAP partner. 10. July 2018: Konica Minolta Business Solutions acquired MWS Intelligence. 9. June 2018: HCL Technologies acquired H&D International Group. 8. June 2018: Dimension Data acquired a majority stake in London-based SAP partner e2y. 7. May 2018: Private equity firm Symphony Technology Group (STG) acquired SAP data automation partner Winshuttle Holdings. 6. March 2018: Milan-based Techedge S.P.A. acquired NIMBL, a 100-person SAP partner focused on midmarket and enterprise managed services. 5. February 2018: One Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm, acquired Rizing LLC, an SAP-focused provider of IT systems integration and implementation services. 4. November 2018: Accenture acquired Intrigo Systems. 3. November 2017: NTT Communications Corp. acquired Secure-24 Intermediate Holdings, a U.S.-based managed services provider (MSP) focused on hosted SAP, Oracle and Microsoft solutions. 2. September 2017: Capgemini acquired Lyons Consulting Group, a 300-person Salesforce Commerce Cloud, SAP Hybris and Magento partner. 1. September 2017: Lightwell, an IT services and solutions provider in Dublin, Ohio, acquired BAAX LLC—a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm that specializes in SAP and Oracle data analytics.
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.