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HGC acquires Macroview in mega MSP play
- 25 August, 2019 07:15
HGC Global Communications (HGC) has acquired Hong Kong-based Macroview Telecom (Macroview) in a move designed to enhance digital and managed services offerings.
Terms of the agreement will see HGC - fresh from unveiling a new cloud marketplace - take control of a business housing more than 700 digital and cyber security professionals, backed by over 30 vendor alliances.
Founded in 1991, Macroview - which also operates in Macau and mainland China - goes to market as an IT infrastructure and digital solutions provider, specialising in the design, implementation and management of corporate networking, cyber security and multi-cloud offerings.
The business targets mid-to-large enterprise customers, with specialist expertise across financial services, retail, telecommunications and government sectors. Key vendors include Cisco, NetApp, F5 Networks, VMware and Red Hat, in addition to Splunk, CyberArk, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point and Fortinet.
“The joining of Macroview will accelerate the transformation of the HGC group into a leading ICT solution provider in the market,” said Andrew Kwok, CEO of HGC. “Both HGC and Macroview are committed to maintain and expand our relationships with all of our existing business partners to deliver technology solutions to our customers.”
Kwok said integrating HGC’s “diverse” local and international business portfolio with Macroview will help create a technology provider capable of providing end-to-end solutions at a global level.
“Going forward, we will look for further expansion opportunities through organic growth, M&A and strategic partnerships to enhance our comprehensive suite of ICT solutions, extend our global presence, and reinforce our leading position in different regions,” Kwok added.
In joining HGC, Macroview aligns to a leading fixed-line telecom operator in Hong Kong, with 22 overseas offices spanning five continents.
“We have evolved over 28 years from a local IT systems integration company into a leader in designing and implementing comprehensive networking, cyber security, and multi-cloud solutions that enable our customers' digital transformations,” said Victor Share, CEO of Macroview.
“Going forward we will continue to be the trusted digital technology solution partner for our customers while leveraging HGC's networks, digital platforms and global reach to expand our managed digital services capabilities which will ultimately benefit our customers and employees as we become a leading digital technology solution and managed services provider in the region.”
The acquisition comes weeks after Ingram Micro signed a CloudBlue agreement with HGC amid plans to build out marketplace capabilities.
CloudBlue will serve as the "backbone" to HGC’s new “one-stop shop” online cloud marketplace, anchored by technologies from Microsoft, Dropbox and Symantec, in addition to DocuSign and Skykick.
The marketplace will offer customers - spanning corporate and enterprise - access to “multi-cloud anything-as-a-service” offerings, including Dropbox for Business, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft 365 and Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud products.