Ensono and M-Files dip toes in acquisition waters

Firms add to the growing number of deals already struck in 2021 as consolidation continues to grip the channel

After a brief respite for the Easter bank holiday, the consolidation baton has been passed to digital transformation specialist Ensono and information management player M-Files.

Ensono has picked up cloud consultancy Amido, which has offices in London and Manchester, in a deal for an undisclosed sum.

The addition of Amido will give Ensono the opportunity to bring its cloud-native software engineering capabilities in-house. It will also give the firm more expertise around multicloud capabilities across Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud.

Both firms are Microsoft Gold Partners, with Ensono also being an AWS advanced consulting partner and Amido a Google Cloud partner.  

“Amido’s expertise in cloud-native consultancy and intelligent technologies will allow us to be the trusted end-to-end advisors for our clients. Together with Amido, we can help businesses deliver on their technology vision, building the bridge to take them into the future,” said Jeff VonDeylen, CEO of Ensono.

Larry Goldberg, senior vice-president of global advisory and consulting services at Ensono, added: “Amido has exceptional cloud-native and consultancy capabilities that will grow our advisory and consulting practice. Our long-term strategy has always been to become a provider that delivers on all aspects of a client’s transformation journey.”

Amido has been around for a decade and employs 130 people across the UK, servicing a customer base that is looking for help transitioning legacy technology to a hybrid or fully cloud-based alternative.

Alan Walsh, CEO of Amido, said Ensono had an established reputation in the digital transformation and hybrid IT arenas.

“Its dedication to providing technical solutions and support which align with its clients’ complex business needs is something we relate to at Amido, and something we connected on,” he said. “Together, I believe we can continue to build on that reputation and create a broad and deep offering that means we can help any client with any transformation project, whether they’re on-prem or in the cloud.”

M-Files/Hubshare tie-up

Meanwhile, information management player M-Files has acquired digital workplace portal provider Hubshare. The deal will give it a chance to add more depth to its content sharing and collaboration options for customers.

“The Hubshare acquisition helps us deliver a unique digital client experience and better serve knowledge worker industries such as professional services, where information sharing and external collaboration are critical requirements,” said Antti Nivala, founder and CEO of M-Files.

“Our integrated offering takes M-Files from the back office to the front line of our customers’ businesses, helping provide a digital window for our customers’ clients as they drive digitisation across the organisations they serve,” she added.

In response, Hubshare CEO Nicholas Child said it would be able to offer improved digital experiences to a wider number of customers.

“Our combined offering will undoubtedly benefit organisations across the globe seeking a more secure and integrated solution for internal and external collaboration,” he said.

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