Deloitte will grow its Microsoft Azure integration capabilities through the acquisition of Microsoft partner Mexia, in a transaction set to be finalised in October.
While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the purchase of the Brisbane-based partner counts as Deloitte's second acquisition within a week.
Established in 2008, Mexia specialises in Microsoft integration consulting, cloud, infrastructure and managed services solutions, with the provider's 50 specialists across Melbourne and Brisbane set to join the consultancy giant.
Specifically, the team will be part of Deloitte Consulting’s Technology Advisory Platform Engineering practice with Mexia founder and CEO Dean Robertson and COO Mathew Coleman to become Deloitte Consulting partners.
“We are about enabling our clients to successfully execute strategy, innovate, and meeting the needs of their customers and stakeholders," Deloitte CEO Richard Deutsch said.
“Deep specialisation needs to be at the core of any professional services offering and the value we need to provide. Mexia, and the additional capability the team will bring certainly fits this mould.”
Deloitte's cloud-based integration services and platform engineering practice already covers Amazon Web Services, Mulesoft and Red Hat.
“The team from Mexia will add to an already substantial platform engineering and systems integration national practice, and expand our portfolio into the Microsoft Azure platform and offerings across systems integration, the internet of things and what we call ‘data in motion’, identifying the value of data flowing between systems in real time,” said Clifford Foster, platform engineering leader and Deloitte Consulting partner.
Through the acquisition Deloitte increases its multiple cloud platform services.
“Joining a successful, growing and broad-based professional services leader like Deloitte is a great move for our business, and one that will present great opportunities for our people," Robertson said added.
“Helping clients across multiple sectors to realise the value of cloud-based technology transformation is our bread and butter. Just like Deloitte, we can be part of every stage of our clients’ cloud development and design lifecycle.”
On 20 September, Deloitte announced the acquisition of Brisbane-based cloud specialists CloudTrek to further strengthen its AWS play.