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LINKBYNET acquires Data Essential to reinforce its consulting division

With the main objective of developing its consulting division, LINKBYNET has announced the acquisition of Data Essential, a Luxembourg-based company specialising in the consulting and integration of cloud solutions (public and private).

“The integration of the LINKBYNET group by Data Essential was obvious to me when the project presented itself. It quickly became apparent that we shared the same set of values. In addition, the virtuous growth sought by the LINKBYNET group is perfectly in line with Data Essential’s desire for industrial support for its European expansion,” said Jonathan Basse, Founder of Data Essential.

This external growth operation is the fourth carried out by the group since its capital operation in 2016. LINKBYNET is thus pursuing its development strategy in the consulting and cybersecurity businesses following the acquisition of TREEPTIK (specialist in DevOps consulting and cloud transition),  SECURIVIEW (expert in cybersecurity, solution integration and SOC), and Objectif Libre (referent in cloud consulting, open source containerization and training).

“We are delighted to support Stéphane and Patrick Aisenberg’s talented team in this 4th external growth operation in 2 years, which reinforces their offer of high value-added technological services. The acquisition of Data Essential illustrates LINKBYNET’s ability to act as a natural consolidator in the sector and to establish itself as a global leader in the cloud,“ added Philippe Crochet, Partner at Keensight Capital.

Data Essential supports its customers in transforming their platforms and methods to enable them to unleash the innovation potential of their businesses.

Its experts on K8S, Elasticsearch, VMware SDDC and GCP technologies are specialised in architecture design and implementation.

“Data Essential is our first international acquisition and we are delighted to welcome Jonathan and his teams to the LINKBYNET family. With its skills in end-to-end integration of cutting-edge technologies, from consulting to implementation, Data Essential has succeeded in understanding the needs and challenges of major companies in the banking, finance and insurance sector. Thanks to them, we are establishing our presence in the Benelux basin, where many customers are already waiting for us, following the opening of an office in Belgium this summer,“ explained Stéphane Aisenberg, Co-founder and CEO at LINKBYNET.

With the addition of Data Essential, LINKBYNET is boosting the growth of its consulting division, which was formed in mid-2017 and is expected to employ more than 100 people in early 2020.

Following this operation, Data Essential founder Jonathan Basse joined the LINKBYNET shareholding structure.

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