Microsoft partner Connect (Aust) Pty Ltd has been acquired by Newcastle-based managed service provider Dynamic Business Technologies (DBT) for an undisclosed amount. Dynamic Business Technologies specialises in modern workplace solutions, particularly Microsoft 365 cloud solutions. Connect offers similar services for its medical and dental clientele. 

The acquisition of the Melbourne-based Connect by DBT is expected to bolster the managed service provider’s presence in Victoria and support its plans for expansion across Australia.

Connect Acquisition Bolster’s DBT’s Expansion Plans

According to Nathan Franks, DBT Managing Director, the COVID-19 pandemic has ended up rapidly accelerating the growth of the modern workplace for Australian small and medium enterprises. He believes that as a Microsoft partner, DBT has been able to guide its customers on that journey, which in turn has boosted DBT’s growth. 

Franks continued that a partnership with Connect will allow DBT to better support its customers who are based in Victoria, besides growing into the region and expanding its current presence in Hamilton. He concluded that the blend of the two companies having complementary and strong capabilities would further unlock the potential for customers across Australia adapting to the modern workplace.

DBT- Connect Partnership Based on Shared Values & Services

The team of three at Connect will join DBT’s 23-strong personnel across three locations.  Mike Collishaw, the Founder of Connect will take on the role of DBT’s General Manager for Victoria. Collinshaw commented on the acquisition saying that Connect’s partnership with DBT will allow the former to focus on growth. He also added that the primary consideration for the partnership was complimentary services and shared values.

He proclaimed that Connect had been looking for a partner who would help address their challenge of finding customer-focused talent for its business. In the Microsoft community and among the network, Collinshaw said he felt that DBT was a highly regarded managed service provider making the partnership a no-brainer. This would help their existing customers get support from the extended DBT business while providing time for Connect to work on identifying new customers. He concluded that a philanthropic approach to business along with pro bono work has always been a priority at Connect and it wouldn’t have considered a partner who didn’t share similar values and a vision to that approach.

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