Claranet acquires Bizdirect and becomes Portugal's largest IT supplier

The acquisition involves 100% of Bizdirect's capital and continues Claranet's growth strategy in Portugal. The development of the Bizdirect Competence Center in Viseu and the Microsoft Dynamics services area are two of Claranet Portugal's priorities.

Claranet Portugal, the leading information technology provider specialising in Cloud, Security, and Workplace solutions, has just completed the process of acquiring Bizdirect, based on an agreement concluded with Sonae IM, Aitec and Banco BPI - previous shareholders of the company - for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Digitmarket, S.A., better known as Bizdirect.

Bizdirect is the 6th acquisition made by Claranet in Portugal since 2014 and the 2nd largest. The transaction means Claranet is now the largest IT supplier in Portugal and a leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner. The deal is part of Claranet's growth strategy which involves acquisitions, as well as organic growth, based on offering high value technology solutions.

Bizdirect will be integrated into Claranet, opening new opportunities for employees of both companies, while maintaining the high levels of service for customers that Claranet is known for.

Commenting on Bizdirect joining the Claranet Group of Companies, António Miguel Ferreira, Managing Director for Claranet Portugal, Spain and Latin America, said:

It is very gratifying to see the Claranet family growing in Portugal, with a new team that is adding even more creativity and experience to the projects developed for our customers."

"This acquisition positions Claranet as the largest IT supplier in Portugal and, with this additional scale and experience, increases our capability and capacity to develop solutions that will provide tremendous value to our customers.”

João Mira Santiago, Bizdirect CEO, commented:

Joining Claranet Portugal reinforces Bizdirect's commitment to our employees, customers and partners, and guarantees the expansion of our business solutions through a more complete and efficient portfolio of IT services and products. This is thanks to a large and highly experienced team, focused on technological transformation for our customers.”

Charles Nasser, Founder and CEO of Claranet added: "We are delighted to welcome Bizdirect to the Claranet family, making us the largest IT service provider in Portugal. We look forward to building on this acquisition to offer our customers more services and support Portugal’s digital transformation.”