Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: MSP acquisition; Recruiting merger; ISV expands; Higher Ed win

September 10 2022

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics Partner News Roundup:

  • Core completes acquisition of Scotland-based MSP, CompanyNet
  • Focus Cloud acquires Cognitive Group, forming a new global cloud recruitment firm
  • NMB Solutions opens a new office in Europe
  • Alithya's higher education practice signs $2 million contract with Canadian university

Core completes acquisition of Scotland-based MSP, CompanyNet

Core Technology Systems has acquired Scotland-based MSP and Microsoft Gold Partner, CompanyNet Limited. Core Technology’s areas of expertise include Dynamics CRM and CRM Online as well as Azure. The CompanyNet acquisition strengthens Core's technical capability and enables the company to expand into Scotland, as the deal includes 25 employees and offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, according to the companies.

"We are focused on developing capability and excellent levels of service for our customers, and this acquisition means greater capability and additional resources," said Core Technology's CEO Conor Callanan. "We have developed long-lasting relationships with our customers and partners because they trust in our delivery of service excellence, and this expansion provides opportunity for us to add more value to our existing and new customers."

Focus Cloud acquires Cognitive Group to form new global cloud recruitment company

European-based IT recruitment group, Focus Cloud, has acquired specialist Microsoft recruitment firm, Cognitive Group, forming a new global company, the Focus Cloud Group.

Cognitive Group’s areas of expertise include Dynamics and Power Platform, according to the companies. This partnership combines Cognitive's expertise in Microsoft recruitment solutions with Focus Cloud’s Workday, SAP, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and cybersecurity recruitment services, the companies said.

The new brand will provide global recruitment solutions across major cloud platforms, including Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce, and ServiceNow, the companies added. The new group will be headed by CEO Lloyd Gordon, founder of Focus Cloud. And Jonathan Wright, the chairperson of Cognitive, becomes the chairperson for the new group.

NMB Solutions opening its new office in Europe

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