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Avanade acquires CloudTalent


Avanade, a global business technology solutions, cloud and managed services provider, today announced that it has acquired CloudTalent, a strategic, cloud advisory business headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK).

With a unique and pragmatic approach to IT transformation planning, CloudTalent helps organisations realise the benefits of cloud, providing simple solutions to complex problems for clients across all sectors. The acquisition strengthens Avanade’s Microsoft-focused infrastructure and cloud business in the UK and supports expansion of services across Western Europe.

Many organisations understand the importance of migrating to the cloud to transform their business operations, but have difficulty achieving this significant IT change. To fully realise the benefits of cloud requires long-term strategy, skilled planning and expert execution. Together, Avanade and CloudTalent will help clients accelerate IT transformation; leveraging Avanade’s deep technical expertise, and CloudTalent’s proven advisory practice and Associate Network, a peer community of experienced IT talent.

“We’re excited to welcome CloudTalent to the Avanade family,” says Julian Tomison, Avanade UK general manager. “The strategic combination of CloudTalent’s capabilities and Avanade’s technology and managed services business significantly increases our ability to help clients achieve rapid results in their journey to the cloud.”

Adrian Overall, CloudTalent CEO, says: “In Avanade, we have found a genuinely compatible and culturally aligned partner to continue our longer term growth journey. Together, with our cloud and infrastructure advisory capabilities and technology expertise, this partnership is a win for our customers as they seek to simplify their environments in a practical and pragmatic manner.”

The financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. This acquisition was subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals.