Microsoft Buys Matrixforce
Matrixforce and Microsoft today announce a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Matrixforce, one of the leading U.S. Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partners for $17.6 million. Matrixforce will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO Kevin Fream.
“The acquisition of Matrixforce underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Jon Roskill, Vice President, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. “Matrixforce adds best-in-class managed services and cloud migration as an innovative pilot for the Microsoft Partner Network.”
Matrixforce was one of the nation’s first Microsoft Partners in 1994 and Oklahoma’s first Microsoft Gold Partner for Security in 2003. Starting in 2008, Matrixforce now has more than five thousand Office 365 business subscribers annually. The Matrixforce Orbit service allows customers to securely access data and applications virtually anywhere for more agile business..
Matrixforce will continue to develop its standalone managed services and maintain its commitment to simplicity, innovation and cross-organization experiences. Moving forward, Microsoft plans to accelerate Matrixforce’s deployment of Office 365 migrations for medium business customers alongside complementary offerings from Microsoft Consulting Services for Fortune 500 organizations.
“When Matrixforce started offering cloud computing services five years ago, we set out to do something big for customers,” Fream said. “We had a vision for how online services could change the way we work. Joining Microsoft will accelerate that vision and give us access to the technologies, expertise and resources we’ll need to scale and innovate.”
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.