IT consultancy Pythian acquires Google Cloud specialist Agosto

24 April 2020 Consulting.ca

Pythian, an Ottawa-based global IT consultancy, has acquired Agosto, a Minneapolis-based Google Cloud Premier Partner. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, Agosto helps its clients leverage Google Cloud products by delivering technical solutions, change management and training, migration, deployment, support, and custom product development.

The US company has 40 employees, and has worked with companies including Quicken Loans, Corel, and Zebra. The firm was named Google Cloud Partner of the Year in 2013 and 2016.

Pythian’s acquisition of Agosto expands its capabilities in Google Cloud, G Suite, Chrome and Maps, and cloud product development. The move also strengthens its footprint in the US, where it has a New York office. Approximately 80% of the Pythian’s customers are based in the US.

IT consultancy Pythian acquires Google Cloud specialist Agosto

Together, the combined firm holds Google Cloud specializations in cloud migration, data analytics, machine learning, infrastructure, IoT, application development, and work transformation-enterprise.

Pythian is also a Google Premier Partner, and was named Google Cloud Data Analytics Partner of the Year in 2018. The firm provides services across data analytics, cloud, and databases, delivering solutions through AWS, Oracle, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, among others. Pythian has worked with companies such as Sonos, Rakuten Marketing, and Urban Outfitters.

“The acquisition of Agosto allows us to respond to the requests of our customers for more complete cloud solutions,” Keith Millar, Pythian’s president, said. “Clients of both companies, and the broader market, will now have access to enhanced data and cloud transformation solutions bundled with Google Cloud services and collaboration tools through a one-stop solutions provider.”

The acquisition grows Pythian to 370 employees, with 120 based in the firm’s Ottawa headquarters. The company now has international offices in Minneapolis, New York, London, Sydney, and Hyderabad.

Pythian became a portfolio company of New York-based private equity firm Mill Point Capital last fall. The firm targets control investments in lower-middle market businesses, focusing on industrial and business services companies in North America.

“Mill Point Capital is aggressively investing in Pythian as a platform for data, analytics, and cloud solutions. As corporate collaboration and data requirements multiply, enterprises need experienced, trusted advisors like Pythian and Agosto,” said Keith Angell, executive partner for Mill Point Capital and a board director at Pythian.  “We see tremendous opportunities in the marketplace for this advanced cloud and data management platform.”


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