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Node4 acquires Risual

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Node4 has announced the acquisition of Risual, an IT managed services and solutions provider employing 170 staff in the UK, for an undisclosed sum.

Risual has deep solution and service knowledge across Microsoft platforms and is a specialist in transforming clients in cloud, business and digital. The company’s co-founders, Alun Rogers and Rich Proud will remain in their leadership roles alongside their management team post-acquisition.

Under the leadership of Rogers and Proud, the Risual team will push forward Microsoft cloud and public sector solutions across the combined business. Node4 will also support the continued growth of Risual Education, which provides end-user training as well as supporting students with qualifications through an apprenticeship programme.

Andrew Gilbert, CEO of Node4, explained, “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.”

Rich Proud, co-founder, Risual, added, “The combined group is ready to lead our clients with insights to solve their most challenging needs considering secure and environmentally sustainable operations.

“With an integrated team of highly skilled, trustworthy, and experienced people, the group aims to guide and support clients with capacity and scale to meet any demand. Our amazing team are looking forward to maximising group opportunities and play important roles in the ongoing Node4 success story.”

This acquisition follows Node4’s acquisition of TNP in July 2021 and the company said it will bring together knowledge, capability and capacity offering a comprehensive Microsoft portfolio of services.

In addition, Node4 said the acquisition further enhances the group’s credibility and expertise in delivering Microsoft solutions to the enterprise mid-tier and public sector.

Node4’s principal investor is Providence Equity Partners. Node4 was advised by PwC and Pinsent Masons. The completion of the acquisition is subject to National Security and Investment act approval.