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Logicalis acquires Cisco Portuguese Gold Partner to expand its offering to the Iberian region


London, 3rd September 2019 - Logicalis Group, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has acquired Cilnet, a Cisco systems integrator and managed services business, with presence in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve, Portugal. With the acquisition Logicalis increases its Cisco technical expertise for the Iberian region and complements the existing Spanish operation with data centre, collaboration, networking, infrastructure and managed services capabilities, expanding the offering to the region.

Cilnet was founded in 2000 and has its headquarters in Lisbon. With over 90 employees, including 8 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs), the company designs and integrates networking, data centre and contact centre solutions, complemented with security, managed services and application development skills. Its approximate revenues are €20 million.

Cilnet is one of the largest Cisco partners in Portugal, as well as a Dell EMC Platinum partner. Cilnet has a well-established reputation in the mid-market, especially serving clients in banking, insurance, telco, local and central government and the media sectors.

Mark Rogers, Logicalis Group CEO, comments: “As Architects of Change, we are continually looking for new and innovative ways to use our knowledge, experience and resources to build strategic solutions to our customers.

This acquisition enables us to augment our Cisco offerings across the whole region of Iberia, increasing our capabilities and expanding our service portfolio. As a Cisco Global Gold Partner, this further strengthens our commitment to Cisco and, undoubtedly, it will be valuable to our larger markets around the globe”.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers span industries and geographical regions; and our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets; including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and apply the skills of our 6,500 employees in modernising key digital pillars; data centre and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernisation.

We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4.3 billion.

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About Cilnet
Founded in 2000, Cilnet is a Portuguese IT solutions provider with expertise in Collaboration, Datacenter, Networks and Infrastructure.

The company designs and implements differentiating technology solutions with the aim of providing greater efficiency to customers' business processes. Its business model covers the entire technology life cycle.

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