Insight acquires Ignia in major Microsoft merger

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Insight acquires Ignia in major Microsoft merger

Insight Enterprises has acquired Perth-based Ignia in another major merger within the Microsoft channel.

Ignia has been a high-performing part of the Microsoft channel, notching up big wins with the likes of Cash Converters and WA Police, as well as appearing in the last two CRN Fast50 awards. The company was No.22 in the 2015 CRN Fast50, having grown revenue 60 percent to hit $12.2 million.

At last year's Microsoft Australia Partner Awards, Ignia also won an Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation award, as well as the Excellence in Mobility and Devices honour. 

Andrea Della Mattea, managing director of Insight Asia Pacific, said: “This acquisition expands our expertise in digital transformation capabilities, including user experience, mobility, business analytics and IoT and builds on our unique position to deliver richer solutions to our clients.”

The deal sees Ignia, which also boasts an office in Melbourne, become part of a global technology giant that has US$5.4 billion in revenue and 5,700 employees. Insight Australia is part of the 2016 CRN MVP club thanks to its broad sweep of top-level partnership with tier-1 vendors

Phil Rickson, chief executive of Ignia, said: "Joining Insight will accelerate our growth and allow us to take our services and solutions to the Asia Pacific and global markets.”

The transaction price was not disclosed.

Pat Murphy, GM, services Insight Asia Pacific, said: "The acquisition of Ignia is a strategic investment for Insight and together we will expand our offerings by leveraging each other's skills and differentiators.

"We are uniquely positioned to provide modern solutions to our clients that will drive business outcomes and enable businesses to run smarter. We are proud to launch Ignia, an Insight company.”

The Microsoft channel has seen a frenetic rate of acquisition in 2016. Telstra snapped up two of Ignia's Microsoft channel peers already this year, with a deal for Kloud in January followed by Readify in June

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