CSPs, Mergers and Acquisitions

Another Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Partner Acquired

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TDC Erhverv, a telecom provider with hosting and cloud expertise, has acquired Adactic, a Danish cloud services firm that promotes Office 365. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal was first reported by Telecompaper.

Adactit, launched in 2011, has more than 300 customers. Founder Jesper Grønbæk is a Microsoft veteran who previously drove the software giant's partner and cloud services efforts in Denmark. Earlier, he worked for major consulting firms. Grønbæk describes Adactic as "a partner that is not founded by technicians, but the business-oriented people who use IT as a tool to improve productivity."

Microsoft has honored Adactic multiple times for its partner know-how, naming the company a Future Workplace Partner, Cloud Adoption Partner and Solution Aggregator for 2016. Earlier, Adactic was Microsoft's Worldwide Partner of the Year for SMB Cloud Solutions.

ChannelE2E has not independently confirmed TDC's buyout of Adactic, but we've reached out to both companies for comment.

Microsoft Partners Getting Acquired

Microsoft's cloud-focused channel partners have been popular takeover targets in the past year or so. Additional deals have involved:

  • Columbus Global acquired Cambridge Online Systems several days ago. Cambridge is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 channel partner based in the United Kingdom.
  • Sonata Software acquired IBIS Inc. for a reported $14 million or so. That deal allowed India-based Sonata to expand its U.S. footprint. IBIS is a two-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding Partner of the United States Award, and a Worldwide Finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.