Avanade Acquires Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner Alnamic AG
Avanade, the Microsoft-focused IT consulting giant backed by Accenture, is acquiring Dynamics 365 expert Alnamic AG. Terms of the deal were not released.
Neuss, Germany-headquartered Alnamic specializes in Microsoft technology solutions in the manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), wholesale, and distribution sectors.
Alnamic’s employees will join Avanade’s 36,000-person workforce, which operates in 25 countries. The deal will allow Avanade to strengthen its footprint in the region, specifically within the manufacturing and wholesale sectors, the company said.
Robert Goegele, Avanade general manager for the Austria, Switzerland and Germany region, said:
“Alnamic has a strong reputation as a premier client partner and a track record of success, especially in IoT and customized Dynamics 365-based technology solutions for the manufacturing, distribution and wholesale sectors. Together Avanade and Alnamic will provide a solid footprint in Germany.”
Thomas Muller, Alnamic CEO, also commented:
“Our integration with Avanade will allow us to offer our clients a complete, proven portfolio of business transformation solutions and to benefit from Avanade’s close relationship with Microsoft and its innovation teams. As business solutions increasingly leverage cloud and artificial intelligence technology and require advanced security expertise, it was vital for us to find a partner with a global, market leading capability in all areas. In Avanade, we have found a partner who values its relationships with clients and the focus on our people as much as we do.”
The acquisition remains subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Avanade is majority-owned by Accenture and was founded in 2000 by a joint merger between Accenture and Microsoft Corporation.
Since it launched in 2000, Avanade has grown significantly. In that time it has recorded more than $2 billion in sales and posted 20 percent average year-on-year growth.
The company boasts more Microsoft Gold Competencies than any other Microsoft partner and over 90 Microsoft partner awards. The company acquired Infusion in March 2017 and Loud&Clear in August 2018.