Switzerland-based Acronis acquires South African partner Synapsys

Switzerland-based Acronis acquires South African partner Synapsys

Marking their fourth acquisition in the past 18 months, cyber-security firm Acronis has announced the acquisition of their South African distribution partner Synapsys.

Financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Synapsys’ managing director Peter French will now serve as Acronis’ general manager for the MEA region.

“Africa is becoming a strategic growth opportunity for Acronis and acquiring Synapsys provides us with a permanent presence on the continent. The move is beneficial for Acronis, the African MSP channel, and the organisations and users that need to safeguard their workloads and systems against the modern threat landscape,” comments Acronis’ Founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov.

Synapsys is specialised in delivering Acronis cyber protection solutions to customers across South Africa and the wider continent through a network of sub-distributors, resellers, and managed service providers.

Acronis has been on a bit of a spree over the past 18 months. Their Global/Local initiative is aimed at providing in-country access to the firm's global resources. This most recent acquisition is reportedly not their last, as Acronis has stated that they will continue to examine potential purchases.

“Partnerships are about relationships which are about people: we are looking forward to continuing to support MSPs across Africa in keeping the ecosystem cyber protected, now as part of Acronis,” comments Peter French.

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