CloudBlue, Ingram Micro’s premier cloud ecosystem platform business, announced that it had acquired Keenondots, a pure-play commerce Platform-as-a-Service business based in Enschede, the Netherlands. The acquisition gives the CloudBlue platform a new and sophisticated end-to-end automation feature, as well as ready-made connectors to help accelerate customers’ transition to an Everything-as-a-Service business. In 2010, Keenondots adopted Ingram Micro’s CloudBlue platform to help automate its internal ordering, provisioning, and invoicing processes. In 2015, CloudBlue was licensed as the backbone of its commerce platform. The Keenondots team has joined CloudBlue, including CEO Coen Korver and founder and CTO Laurens van Alphen.
“The addition of Keenondots furthers our commitment to developing new cloud ecosystems to help accelerate our customers’ digital transformation through automation and support of Everything-as-a-Service offerings,”
Tarik Faouzi, senior vice president of CloudBlue at Ingram Micro
CEO of Keenondots, Coen Korver, also shared that they have a longstanding and successful relationship with CloudBlue and are excited to join their dynamic and innovative team. He also stated that joining forces will allow them to play a more vital role in helping their mutual partners accelerate their path to success in the as-a-service economy.
In a joint statement, Platinum Equity Partner Jacob Kotzubei and Platinum Equity Managing Director Matthew Louie stated, “Adding Keenondots’ technology and team to CloudBlue is another excellent example of Ingram Micro’s dedication to anticipating and meeting the needs of its partners through investment in the business, be it via acquisition or organic. Our team at Platinum is actively encouraging Paul Bay and his executive team to continue their agenda of aggressive growth in key strategic areas and we support their efforts to add the technology needed to achieve it.”