Claranet France completes third acquisition of 2015

Claranet acquires Aspaway, Runiso and Morea to strengthen application management capabilities

Claranet, the leading managed services provider in Europe, has completed its third acquisition in France in as many months, having acquired French hosting providers Morea, Runiso and Aspaway. The acquisitions will significantly enhance the company’s application management and public cloud capabilities and position Claranet as one of the most ambitious, capable and dynamic players in the French market.

As part of its corporate strategy, Claranet has been working to establish a larger footprint in France and ensure that it is able to cater to the increasingly complex hosting needs of its customers. The acquisitions of Morea, Runiso and Aspaway go a long way to helping the company fulfil these ambitions, and have seen the Claranet Group grow to over 1,000 employees, with over 5,500 customers. The newly expanded Group will have annual revenues of over €228 million.

The company is leveraging Morea’s expertise with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build out public cloud services across the entire Group, while the secure and high-availability hosting services brought by Runiso and Aspaway will enable Claranet to manage more complex and business-critical applications for its customers.

Olivier Beaudet, Claranet’s Group CMO and Managing Director of Claranet France, commented:

The acquisitions of Morea, Runiso and Aspaway mark a turning point for Claranet France, strengthening our market offering and enabling us to better respond to the changing needs of our customers. We now have an incredibly broad service offering, incorporating managed hosting and DevOps, healthcare specialisation and PCI-DSS compliance, public cloud and the highest levels of security, putting us in a good position to pursue further growth. Claranet France is now the second largest country in the Claranet Group, and we are one of the most capable and dynamic hosting providers in the French market."

He continued:

Morea’s heritage in managing public cloud environments also stands to benefit the Claranet Group more widely as we are now developing new products and services to help our customers to access the advantages of public cloud but with the support of Claranet’s managed services.

Claranet continues to be a success story in the European technology market, having grown steadily both organically and through acquisition. Adopting an ambitious growth strategy, these acquisitions are the latest made by the company across Europe over the last 18 months, these were preceded by: Echiron (Portugal), Grita (France), NovaData (The Netherlands), Celingest (Spain), Techgate (UK), and LinuxIT (UK).

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