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Brett Raynes, Managing Director of Cloud Direct

Technology-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance worked as exclusive financial advisor to Cloud Direct on a deal that saw the Bath-based business strategic investment of global IT firm Crayon.

Cloud Direct is a Microsoft cloud partner with additional offices in London and Cape Town. The strategic investment increases Crayon’s ability to leverage expertise in Microsoft technologies, meaning more customers will be able to realize the benefits of the cloud.

Cloud Direct General Manager, Brett Raynes, said, “The joining of two of Microsoft’s premier partners is great news for customers looking to adopt or optimize their Microsoft Cloud environment.

“Our expertise in consulting and managed services for M365 and Azure has given us the strength to grow. We are very proud to now have Crayon as part of our continued growth and to further enhance the offering we can provide. to our customers.”

Florian Depner, Principal at ICON who led the deal, said, “We are delighted to have supported Brett and his team in this transaction. They were one of the world’s first fully certified Microsoft Azure expert MSPs and are at the forefront of digital transformation. UK.

“It’s no surprise that the company has received tremendous attention and as a result found a strong partner in Crayon. It’s a huge endorsement from a global tech player. It’s been a pleasure to work with with the team, and we look forward to their continued success.”

ICON has offices in London, Bristol and San Francisco.

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