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Salesforce Cloud Partner Acquired: Simplus Buys Clout

Simplus has acquired its seventh Salesforce partner -- namely, UK-based Clout Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Simplus of Salt Lake City, Utah, is backed by Kensington-SV Global Innovations (KSV) and several other investors. The Clout deal provides Simplus with a deeper footprint in the European market.

Clout is headquartered in London, with a branch office in Dublin, Ireland. The acquired business has 15 employees, and experience with Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Salesforce CPQ, and Conga.

Simplus Acquires Clout Partners: Executive Perspectives

Kieran Carrick, CEO of Clout Partners
Kieran Carrick, CEO of Clout Partners

In a prepared statement about the move, Clout CEO Kieran Carrick said:

“We are thrilled to be joining an organization like Simplus. I’m confident that Clout’s presence in Europe and excellence in delivery together with Simplus’ proven global model and achievements is a winning combination that will enable us to better serve our customers and help them achieve their business outcomes.”

Ryan Westwood, CEO of Simplus, added:

“We are excited to join forces with the incredible Clout team. We believe there's no better way to support Simplus’ investment and strategy in EMEA than to have Salesforce professional services EMEA leadership help us deliver greater value to customers.”

Simplus is a CPQ (configure, price, quote) specialist with more than 150 certified consultants and offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines. The company provides implementation, managed services, change management, and advisory services.

This Simplus’ seventh acquisition in three years. Another recent deal, acquiring Sqware Peg, propelled the buyer into Australia earlier this year.

Salesforce Partner Mergers and Acquisitions

Salesforce consulting partners have been acquiring each other at a breakneck pace. The deals are happening globally. Private equity and venture capital firms have also gotten in on the market.

ChannelE2E tracks a list of Salesforce partner acquisitions here.