UK-based Transparity Solutions Limited has announced today that it has acquired Microsoft specialist AMT Evolve. The acquisition adds extensive additional skills to the focused Microsoft Cloud Partner in relation to Teams, SharePoint and the Power Platform.
Transparity currently employ 120 staff across the UK and are focused on becoming the number 1 partner in the UK for Microsoft Cloud Services. Backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, Transparity specialises in providing consultancy and managed services on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform and currently hold 14 Gold accreditations and 8 Advanced Specialisations with Microsoft.
They plan to grow to in excess of 300 staff in the next two years, focusing on continued organic growth and strategic acquisitions such as AMT to widen its reach in providing Microsoft technologies to its customers.
Founded by Colin Thorpe and James Butler, AMT are a medium-sized Microsoft consultancy focused on Teams, SharePoint and the Power Platform. Based on the South Coast of England and with customers throughout the UK, AMT have been transforming businesses since 2004 and are focused on building long term-relationships with their clients.
The combined business will integrate gradually over time and will bring benefits to customers of both organisations. For Transparity clients, AMT provides additional depth and expertise on Teams, SharePoint document management solutions/intranets and Power Platform skills, particularly in the development of Power Apps and Power BI business intelligence solutions.
For AMT clients, the broader range of Transparity’s capabilities on the Microsoft Cloud platform become instantly available, particularly on Microsoft Azure and security solutions included in Microsoft 365 E5 and Azure Sentinel.
David Jobbins (CEO, Transparity) said: “We are delighted to welcome the AMT staff to Team Transparity. Since Transparity started, our growth as a Microsoft-only partner has been phenomenal and we are looking at acquisitions like this to strengthen us in core areas such as Teams, Power Platform and SharePoint.
“Colin and James have built an excellent Microsoft-based consultancy, with an employee-focused culture very similar to Transparity. Our incredible culture differentiates us, and any acquisition we make will put people at the heart of our decision making and subsequent integration processes.”
Colin Thorpe (MD, AMT) said: “Having known David and a number of the Transparity team for some time, we knew that Transparity would be the right partner to work with in taking AMT forward to the next level. We have recognised for a while now that whilst we are great at what we do in our specialist areas; customers are regularly asking us to help on the wider Microsoft Cloud stack and being able to join Transparity means we can offer consultancy and managed services across the Microsoft Cloud end to end.”
Adam Rudd (Beech Tree) said: “We are pleased to see Transparity make its first acquisition with AMT. AMT are ideal for Transparity as they are 100% Microsoft Cloud focused and they have a very similar culture, which is critical for Transparity. The team have done an outstanding job of expanding Transparity, having grown the business this year organically by 87%, and it’s good to see that we are now starting to add strategic acquisitions as this will only help the business grow its capabilities even further.”
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