Ingram Micro Bolsters Partner Ecosystem and Cloud Services Access with New AcquisitionIngram Micro Bolsters Partner Ecosystem and Cloud Services Access with New Acquisition
Agreement establishes Ingram Micro as the only Brazil distributor offering a complete migration to the cloud.
December 7, 2021
Ingram Micro announced today that it has acquired BRLink, an MSP located in Brazil. BRLink’s suite of solutions will give Ingram Micro partners access to an even more complete portfolio of cloud services. Partners will also be able to leverage BRLink’s expertise in delivering a complete cloud journey.
The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
With over 10 years of experience, BRLink supports companies in a number of areas. These include migration to the cloud, managed services, data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning. All of these are aimed at accelerating the process of digital transformation for customers.
BRLink’s Rafael Marangoni
The combined companies will continue to invest to enter new cloud markets. They will also expand their combined ecosystem of solutions and services at an accelerated pace. BRLink’s founder and director, Rafael Marangoni, will continue to lead the company, which becomes a business unit of Ingram Micro Brazil. Because of this, the company will retain its identity, culture and brand.
The acquisition comes at a pivotal moment for the cloud market in Latin America. This is primarily because of the mounting need for solutions that will bolster companies’ environments into architectures and services.
Cloud Services Market
According to data presented by IDC at IDC Digital Roadshow Dynamic Enterprise Brazil, 52% of Brazilian companies already use some type of cloud as part of their digital infrastructure. 39 percent of Latin American CIOs interviewed by the consultancy said they would invest in cloud computing in 2021. These numbers shine a light on the potential of the cloud market. It also highlights Ingram Micro’s role in strengthening its cloud unit. The acquisition also places the company on a unique distribution level in Brazil. It is the only distributor with expertise, competence and technical team to deliver a complete cloud migration.
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Ingram Micro’s Flavio Moraes
“With the addition of BRLink, Ingram Micro now has even more possibilities to enable and complement our partners’ competencies, accelerating entry into a rapidly growing cloud market. Our channel-oriented history and expertise are perfectly complemented by BRLink’s solutions, allowing us to offer excellent additional services to resellers and contribute to their performance in a market increasingly sought after by companies of all sizes, such as IaaS and data projects & AI,” said Flavio Moraes, Ingram Micro’s vice president and country chief executive for Brazil.
A Tale of Growth
For Rafael Marangoni, founder and Business Unit Director of BRLink, joining Ingram Micro means a step further in its journey of growth and expansion. “Becoming a part of Ingram Micro will further accelerate our growth, allowing us to expand into new markets and offerings. This step will bring our clients an even more robust and complete service structure to support them in the digital transformation of their businesses” said Marangoni.
Ingram Micro was acquired by global investment firm Platinum Equity in July.
Platinum Equity’s Matthew Louie
Platinum Equity’s Jacob Kotzubei
“We are making good on our promise to invest in Ingram Micro’s growth, expanding in key markets like Latin America and in core product segments like cloud solutions,” said Platinum Equity Partner Jacob Kotzubei and Platinum Equity Managing Director Matthew Louie in a joint statement. “We will continue pursuing more opportunities to drive growth organically and through acquisitions.”
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