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Syntax Acquires SAP, AWS Partner Linke

Private equity-backed managed cloud provider Syntax has acquired Linke, which provides SAP on Amazon Web Services (AWS), for an undisclosed amount.

This is technology M&A deal number 237 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

The majority of Linke’s customers come from the Iberian, French and Nordic markets. The addition of Linke will allow Syntax to bolster its presence in the EMEA market, the company said.

Syntax says it aims to expand Linke’s AWS Professional Services practice by growing its European advisory and migration offering in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and in the Americas.

Syntax Acquires Linke: “Unmatched Expertise”

Christian Primeau, global CEO, Syntax

Chabier Sanvicente, co-founder and CEO, Linke

Christian Primeau, global CEO of Syntax, commented:

“Syntax is known for its commitment to innovation, our people and our customers. As we looked for a company with a similar mindset that could help us expand our presence in Europe, we could not have found a better company than Linke. Linke’s unmatched expertise in deploying, migrating, operating, and automating enterprise applications — specifically SAP workloads — on AWS and dedication to customer success is well-known. This transaction represents an exciting opportunity for Syntax to further Linke’s impressive capabilities and help even more customers reach their cloud goals.”

Chabier Sanvicente, Linke co-founder and CEO, said:

“Over the past 10 years, we have established Linke as a leader in Europe for SAP on AWS environments, developing projects in 17 countries. Joining our expertise with Syntax will allow us to grow faster, accelerate our international expansion, improve the development and capacity for our solutions and expand our value proposition so our clients can transform and innovate their business.”

About Syntax

Syntax is a portfolio company of Novacap, a Montreal-based private equity firm that made a strategic investment in the company in July 2016.

Founded in 1972, Syntax is a multi-cloud and multi-ERP managed cloud provider for mission critical applications in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, transportation, utilities and more.

The company previously acquired EmeraldCube Solutions, an Oracle partner that offers managed services for JD Edwards applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other platforms, in 2019.

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