Datatec’s Logicalis expands in Europe

Datatec, the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, has announced that its subsidiary, Logicalis, has acquired two businesses in Europe.

Logicalis Group has purchased a 70% interest in Cilnet, a Cisco systems integrator and managed services business in Portugal which increases Logicalis’ Cisco technical expertise for the Iberian region.

Cilnet was founded in 2000 and has over 90 employees, including 8 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). The company designs and integrates networking, data centre and contact centre solutions, complemented with security, managed services and application development skills.

Annual revenues are approximately €20 million.

Logicalis Germany has acquired Orange Networks, a Microsoft services business focused on Microsoft cloud and managed services, with Germany wide presence including Hamburg, Munich, Offenbach and Düsseldorf.

This acquisition advances Logicalis Germany to Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status and enhances its hybrid cloud offering, Datatec said.

Orange Networks was founded in 2004 with its headquarters in Hamburg. It has 36 employees whose strategic and technical expertise in Microsoft cloud technologies and innovation enable it to support its customers’ digitisation projects by providing a broad offering of consulting services, development, deployment, and managed services across the Microsoft portfolio.

Annual revenues of Orange Networks are approximately €5 million.

Datatec’s chief executive officer, Jens Montanana said: “Both these acquisitions bring additional expertise and experience that will prove valuable to Logicalis’ existing client base in Europe. “Cilnet will augment our Cisco offerings across the whole region of Iberia, increasing our capabilities and expanding our service portfolio.

“Orange Networks’ Microsoft Azure skill sets in the cloud space will provide additional expertise and experience both in Germany and other parts of Europe”.

In July, Logicalis Group acquired Mars Technologies, an IT services business, with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London, South Africa employing 76 staff.

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Datatec’s Logicalis expands in Europe