Systems Integrator Insight Acquires Azure MSP, Hanu Software Solutions

Insight Enterprises

Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 solutions integrator with more than 11,500 employees throughout the world who help businesses accelerate their digital transformation, has completed its acquisition of Hanu Software Solutions, a privately held Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP).

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Hanu Software Solutions is a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP certified partner with more than 500 employees across North America and India. Hundreds of business clients use Hanu’s cloud solutions in the areas of apps and infrastructure, data and AI, and cloud security. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Hanu has been an award-winning Microsoft partner for over 15 years, and has a track record of executing and completely managing all areas of a company’s cloud migration, including continuing administration, management, and user support.

Insight’s end-to-end transformation competence in the areas of application development, cloud infrastructure modernization, cybersecurity, and the intelligent use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) would be complemented by Hanu’s skills and expertise.

“The addition of Hanu expands our capacity as a leading solutions integrator,” said Joyce Mullen, President and CEO at Insight. “Hanu’s deep cloud expertise and proven track record of attracting and developing technical skills in India are essential to accelerating our ability to offer more cloud services to even more clients.”

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“Hanu’s deep cloud expertise and proven track record of attracting and developing technical skills in India are essential to accelerating our ability to offer more cloud services to even more clients,” said Joyce Mullen, President and CEO at Insight.

The acquisition allows Insight to globally expand its centers of excellence for cloud solutions delivery. Hanu has an engine for recruiting and accelerating the development of cloud specialists through its Hanu Azure Academy.

“Hanu enhances Insight’s ability to deliver cutting-edge cloud solutions at scale, with a services delivery engine provided by their center of excellence, based in India,” said Stan Lequin, President of Solutions at Insight. “They are a perfect fit to help Insight go faster and help our clients achieve their desired business outcomes.”

“We’re excited to bring our proven track record of implementing and fully managing every aspect of cloud transformation to Insight’s excellence in helping clients ease the complexities of digital growth,” said Anil Singh, CEO and co-founder at Hanu. “As we bring our companies together, we’re looking forward to additional capacity for our cloud business, expanded clientele and augmented India-based services delivery.”

Microsoft’s 2021 Worldwide Migration to Azure Partner of the Year, 2021 U.S. Application Modernization Partner of the Year, 2021 India Technology Partner of the Year for Azure, 2020 U.S. Partner of the Year, and 2020 U.S. Partner of the Year for Azure Data Estate Modernization are just a few of the awards both companies have received.

“Cloud adoption worldwide continues to accelerate at a rapid pace, and businesses across all industries are choosing Microsoft Cloud solutions among the preferred technologies for their digital transformation,” said Dave Sasson, Chief Strategy Officer at Hanu. “The combination of our two companies will further our strategy and commitment to providing first-class solutions built upon the Microsoft technology stack to our global customer base.”

In conjunction with the acquisition, Ernst & Young served as Hanu Software Solutions’ exclusive financial adviser. Insight was represented by Snell & Wilmer, while Hanu was represented by Gibson Dunn and Trilegal.

Executive Summary

Hanu Software Solutions Acquired by Insight Enterprises

  • Hanu is a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP certified partner with more than 500 employees across North America and India
  • Insight’s end-to-end transformation competence in the areas of application development, cloud infrastructure modernization, cybersecurity, and the intelligent use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) would be complemented by Hanu’s skills and expertise

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  • Hanu enhances Insight’s ability to deliver cutting-edge cloud solutions at scale, with a services delivery engine provided by their center of excellence in India
  • Insight will gain additional capacity for its cloud business, expanded clientele, and augmented India-based services delivery