SAP HANA Specialist EPI-USE Acquires AWS Cloud Partner Alfonza
This is M&A deal Number 144 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2020. See the complete M&A deal list here.
EPI-USE, owned by groupelephant.com, specializes in such areas as SAP HR/Payroll and S/4 HANA Finance applications. EPI-USE has completed more than 2,500 global HCM (human capital management) and finance implementations.
In contrast, Afonza specializes in AWS cloud migrations, desktop as a service (DaaS), and managed support services. Afonza was founded in 2017 by Carel and Stefan Bekker.
EPI-USE Acquires Afonza: Executive Perspectives
In a prepared statement about the deal, Bekker saidl:
“The AWS Cloud is a seismic shift in how organizations consume and operate IT infrastructure. Gone are the days of organizations needing to live with slow, capital-intensive IT deployments. EPI-USE’s clients can now easily procure AWS-related services through Afonza, benefiting security, operational efficiency, global expansion and rearrangement, and flexible utility pricing.”
Walter van den Heever, a partner in EPI-USE and parent firm groupelephant.com, added:
“We are delighted that Afonza is now part of our Group, and look forward to leveraging the myriad AWS-related services on offer, for the benefit of our clients. Carel Bekker started his career with EPI-USE, so it’s particularly pleasing to be part of his return to our Group, after a 12-year absence during which he established Afonza.”
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