IRVINE, California & amp; SÃO PAULO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Ingram Micro announced today that it has completed the acquisition of BRLink, a leading managed service provider (MSP) in Brazil. The addition of the BRLink suite of solutions gives Ingram Micro partners access to an even more comprehensive portfolio of cloud services, as well as the opportunity to leverage BRLink’s expertise to deliver a complete cloud journey. Together, the two companies look forward to continuing to invest to enter new cloud markets and expand their combined ecosystem of solutions and services at an accelerated pace. BRLink founder and CEO Rafael Marangoni will continue to lead the company, which becomes a business unit of Ingram Micro Brazil, maintaining all of its identity, culture and brand. The value of the transaction is not disclosed.
The acquisition comes at an excellent time for the cloud market in Latin America, mainly due to the growing need for companies to have solutions to transform their environments into architectures and services. According to data presented by IDC to IDC Digital Roadshow Dynamic Enterprise Brazil, 52% of Brazilian companies already use some type of cloud as part of their digital infrastructure and 39% of Latin American CIOs interviewed by the consultancy said who are going to invest in cloud computing. 2021. These numbers reflect the potential of the cloud market and Ingram Micro’s need to strengthen its cloud drive. The acquisition also puts the company at a unique distribution level in Brazil, being the only distributor with the know-how, expertise and technical team to provide a complete cloud migration.
With more than ten years of experience, BRLink supports businesses in cloud migration, managed services, data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, accelerating the process of digital transformation for their customers. . Among other credentials, BRLink has been certified as a Premier Consulting Partner by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and has been elected by ISG Provider Lens – a global leader in research and technology – as a leader in three important quadrants: Cloud Transformation Services Published by Midmarket, Managed. Public Cloud Services, and AWS Managed Public Cloud Services. BRLink’s excellence in providing services, certificates and expertise reflects Ingram Micro’s commitment to providing quality solutions to its partners and have been decisive points for the acquisition.
“With the addition of BRLink, Ingram Micro now has even more opportunities to enable and complement the capabilities of our partners, accelerating entry into a fast-growing cloud market. Our history and channel-oriented expertise are perfectly complemented by BRLink solutions, which allow us to offer excellent additional services to resellers and contribute to their performance in an increasingly sought-after market by companies of all sizes, such as IaaS and data & AI projects, ” said Flavio Moraes, vice president of Ingram Micro and general manager of the country for Brazil.
For Rafael Marangoni, founder and CEO of BRLink’s Business Unit, joining Ingram Micro means one more step in its journey of growth and expansion. “Becoming part of Ingram Micro will also accelerate our growth, allowing us to expand into new markets and offerings. This step will give our customers an even more robust and comprehensive service structure to support them in the digital transformation of their products. activity, ”adds Marangoni.
Ingram Micro was acquired by global investment firm Platinum Equity in July.
“We are committed to investing in the growth of Ingram Micro, expanding into key markets such as Latin America and core product segments such as cloud solutions,” said Platinum Equity Partner Jacob Kotzubei and Platinum Equity Managing Director Matthew Louie in a joint statement. “We will continue to pursue more opportunities to drive growth organically and through acquisitions.”
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BRLink has more than 120 customers and 150 employees throughout Brazil, of which about 110 are technicians. In recent years, it has completed more than 500 cloud migration projects in more than a dozen Analytics and Machine Learning projects, and is one of the AWS partners with the highest participation in programs and competencies.