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July 14, 2022
For the second time this year, Ensono (No. 2 on the 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501) has hopped onto the channel M&A train. The Chicago-based hybrid cloud managed service provider said this week it has purchased AndPlus, which bills itself as a cloud and data engineering firm.
The Ensono-AndPlus combination is significant, too, in that it builds Ensono’s cloud and data engineering capabilities, giving customers more firepower for migrating to and operating in the cloud. (ExperSolve was about mainframe modernization — a different take on cloud services.)
Ensono’s Jeff VonDeylen
“We continue to invest in our cloud engineering capabilities and AndPlus was a natural next step,” said Jeff VonDeylen, Ensono’s CEO. “I look forward to seeing how they help us continue to drive results for our clients and deliver on business outcomes.”
Specifically, AndPlus will contribute to Ensono’s efforts in cloud and data development and engineering, application modernization, site reliability engineering and DevSecOps.
“AndPlus’ client-first philosophy and depth of cloud expertise make them the perfect fit for Ensono,” VonDeylen added.
Keep up with the latest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions in our M&A roundup.
AndPlus works with organizations including Bloomberg; the company built a scalable system for the media, and data and analytics giant. Dubbed Bloomberg Vault, the platform delivers unified archiving. That’s useful for search and analytics within a discovery practice, for example, as well as for information control and governance. Now, AndPlus plans to take its capabilities and apply them through Ensono.
AndPlus’ Sean Mahoney
“By joining forces with Ensono, we combine our expertise in cloud native engineering, design and development with Ensono’s proven ability to manage clients’ complex infrastructure,” said Sean Mahoney, CEO of AndPlus. “Together we can execute on a client’s entire digital transformation road map. It’s a great partnership and we look forward to expanding our portfolio of services and growing on a global scale.”
Once the acquisition closes, AndPlus will become part of Ensono Digital, Ensono’s public cloud advisory and consulting practice. Ensono and AndPlus did not disclose the financial or other terms of the deal.
The companies intend to provision their joint cloud and data engineering solutions throughout the United States and in other parts of the world.
Investment firm KKR owns Ensono, having snapped up the MSP last year from Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners.
Contributing Editor, Channel Futures
Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.
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