Wipro to divest data centre to Ensono for $405 mn

Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to divest Wipro’s hosted data center services business to Ensono for $405 million.

Wipro will unlock value by transitioning eight data centers, and over 900 employees of its hosted data center services business to Ensono. The acquisition significantly expands Ensono’s geographic footprint and global service capabilities by helping clients harness the power of hybrid IT to transform their businesses on a global scale.

Wipro and Ensono have also signed a long-term partnership agreement to jointly address the hybrid IT requirements of Wipro’s new and existing enterprise customers. As part of the agreement, Wipro will make a strategic investment of $55 million in Ensono’s combined entity.

Hosted Datacenter services business is one of the three businesses that became a part of Wipro when it acquired Infocrossing in 2007. The other two businesses — Medicare & Medicaid services in the health insurance space and ERP implementation services — have been integrated with other Wipro businesses and are not part of this divestment.

“This partnership will enhance the global data center footprint and expand the available talent pool which will give us economies of scale and allow us to offer end-to-end capabilities in the infrastructure space, better than ever before,” said Kiran Desai, Senior Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro.

Through the acquisition, Ensono is doubling in size, diversifying its client portfolio and increasing its annualized revenue to be in excess of $550 million. Beyond a growing geographic footprint and data center presence, Ensono will manage over 260K MIPS and over 30K hosted servers.

“This is the third acquisition in less than three years for Ensono. This particular acquisition and partnership with Wipro substantially increases our ability to scale and service our growing client portfolio. We are increasing our geographic presence by expanding our data center operations in Germany, U.K. and the U.S., as well as establishing an operational presence in India,” said Jeff VonDeylen, CEO, Ensono.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the quarter ending June 2018.

 

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