Fusion5 adds IT and cloud consultancy GoCloud in Wellington

20 June 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Trans-Tasman tech consultancy Fusion5 has picked up Kiwi IT and cloud services provider GoCloud Systems, adding fifteen professionals to its managed services team in Wellington.

Māori owned, GoCloud was established in 2016 and predominantly serves the government and not-for-profit sectors on IT and cloud strategy, implementation and managed services, with expertise in Microsoft Azure and AWS.

Fusion5 said the acquisition would significantly bolster its existing managed IT services capability and expand the firm’s cloud, infrastructure and security team to more than 90 professionals across Australia and New Zealand.

Fusion5 adds IT and cloud consultancy GoCloud in Wellington

“Bringing GoCloud into the Fusion5 fold will allow us to leverage their impressive Azure and AWS skill-sets to the benefit of our customers,” stated ERP director Richard Evans. “Once the changes are bedded in, they can expect more localised support in their own time zones, and with the extra headcount we anticipate our service desk will soon be able to offer a 12-hour business day model.”

In addition to its foundational Wellington office, Fusion5 has outlets in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and each Australian mainland capital. The firm last year added NetSuite specialists Vigilant.IT. and Liberate I.T., with Adelaide-based consultancy Empyreal Solutions bolted on the year prior. The acquisitions followed a majority investment from private equity firm Waterman.

That stake has since been sold to Melbourne’s BGH Capital, with Fusion5 becoming stable-mates with ever-growing cybersecurity roll-up CyberCX. Established in 2002 by former Capgemini vice president Rebecca Tohill, Fusion5 has also experienced significant growth since Waterman’s 2021 investment, almost doubling its revenues to $200 million with a headcount jump from 440 to more than 700 by the end of last year.

“Our customers will have access to a larger team and can leverage the business benefits of a broader portfolio of solutions from a single trusted partner,” said GoCloud founder and CEO David Brabant of the sale. “Joining forces with Fusion5 also reflects our desire to help develop the career paths of our talented team through exposure to other solutions and larger and more varied projects.”

Both GoCloud and Fusion5 are AWS advanced tier partners, while the firm also has partnerships with NetSuite, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and Citrix among others to provide a wide range of digital transformation advisory, adoption and managed services with a keen focus on enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and cloud solutions.