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Infinigate expands footprint in Middle East and Africa

Infinigate, the highly acquisitive value-added distributor (VAD) of cybersecurity solutions, has announced its third acquisition in as many months.

Following its merger with Nuvias, announced in early July, and its strategic acquisition of cloud services provider Vuzion, announced at the end of August, the Bridgepoint-backed distributor has declared its intention to merge with Dubai-based StarLink, the leading VAD in cybersecurity, secure cloud and secure networking in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

With 300 employees in 11 countries across MEA, a portfolio of 60 vendors and a customer base of 1,500 resellers, StarLink will give a significant boost to Infinigate’s global ambitions, increasing its headcount to 1,100 and extending its reach to more than 50 countries, with office locations in more than 30.

The addition of StarLink’s $500 million in annual revenue will increase total Infinigate Group turnover to an estimated €2.2 billion for 2023.

Klaus Schlichtherle, CEO of Infinigate Group, said: “Merging StarLink represents another key milestone on our journey towards becoming a global player. Both Infinigate and StarLink have a long history of market leadership and have significant expertise in the SMB and enterprise sector. As well as being able to offer increased technical know-how, we will be able to leverage StarLink’s experience and relationships across EMEA. The transaction offers a wealth of opportunities for our employees, our partners and our customers.”

Following the merger, StarLink will operate under the Infinigate Group banner, with joint founders, Mahmoud Nimer and Nidal Othman, taking up the respective roles of CEO and President of the MEA-Region.

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