Claranet, a European leader in the hosting and management of critical applications, has announced the acquisition of Italian DevOps and cloud specialist XPeppers.

Founded in 2010, XPeppers is a value-added systems integrator specialising in AWS managed services, DevOps and Agile technologies. Having built strong relationships with a number of large businesses, XPeppers has become a respected partner for customers who need to manage critical applications through AWS and is also an AWS Partner Network (APN) training partner. Its expertise in DevOps and Agile tools also gives it the critical capabilities to help customers manage digital transformation. XPeppers has an annual turnover of around €4 million, with its customers including Conde Nast and Mercury Payments.

This latest merger has enabled Claranet to further strengthen its AWS offer in the Italian market and confirms the Group’s position as a natural leader in the public cloud market in the rapidly growing European market. This is in line with Claranet’s ambitious expansion strategy, which has seen the Group grow rapidly in Europe in recent years, both through organic growth and acquisitions. XPeppers represents the latest of these acquisitions.

Law firm Masotti Berger Cassella acted as Claranet’s tax and legal adviser. Key individuals that assisted with the transaction were Partners Luca Masotti and Francesca Masotti and Associates Matteo Castronovo, Barbara Bertini and Giuliano Gadiva.