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Deloitte Acquires Salesforce, Amazon AWS Consulting Firm CloudinIT


Deloitte has acquired Salesforce and Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner CloudinIT of New Zealand.

CloudinIT's professional services support, Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, test automation, and marketing automation with Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Deloitte New Zealand CEO Thomas Pippos

CloudinIT became a Salesforce Gold consulting partner in September 2018. At the time the company's employees held more than 109 certifications, and each CloudinIT consultant held an average 5.45 certifications.

The company, founded in 2015, had completed 20-plus Salesforce projects by the end of 2016. The firm also developed TXTinIT, an SMS messaging app for Salesforce.

CloudinIT founders Raymond Yong, Jacob Taljaard, and Ben Edwards will become Deloitte partners, and the overall staff joins Deloitte Digital in Auckland.

“This is the latest in a series of moves in the digital space over recent years that, taken together, make Deloitte one of the largest digital advisory firms in New Zealand,” said Thomas Pippos, CEO of Deloitte New Zealand.

Deloitte’s Deal Making

Deloitte has acquired multiple IT services and consulting firms in recent months. Example deals include:

Still, Deloitte faces competition in the M&A sector, where global systems integrators and accounting firms have been acquiring businesses across the Salesforce, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, ServiceNow, and Workday partner ecosystems.

Salesforce Partner Acquisitions

Salesforce partners, in particular, have attracted lots of M&A activity. Recent deals include: