Node4, backed by Providence Equity Partners, has strengthened its Microsoft Cloud capabilities and UK public sector footprint with the acquisition of risual, an IT managed services and solutions provider and Microsoft Azure Expert MSP employing 170 people in the UK.
Node4’s acquisition of risual follows that of TNP in July 2021 and is part of a strategy to support strong organic growth with acquisitions that enhance its ability to provide end-to-end services and help UK businesses move to secure, cloud based platforms.
As a Microsoft Expert MSP accredited to major public sector digital and IT service frameworks including the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), risual brings significant expertise, skills, experience and revenue to Node4’s managed services business, strengthening its focus on all three Microsoft cloud platforms and furthering plans by Node4, itself an Azure Expert MSP, to create a Microsoft Centre of Excellence.
Andrew Gilbert, CEO of Node4, said: “As Node4 evolves as a business delivering more cloud-led transformation services, risual represents a perfect fit given its track record, consultancy skills and managed services in the public cloud. With complementary Microsoft skill sets, Node4 and risual are ideally suited to deliver the change that matters for clients and the transformation outcomes they need.”