August 11, 2020 – HSO announces the acquisition of AKA Enterprise Solutions (AKA), a leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner based in New York City, United States. The acquisition further expands HSO’s North American operations and strengthens its global service delivery capabilities.

AKA Enterprise Solutions is a Gold certified Dynamics 365 consulting partner that leverages the full power of the Microsoft solution stack to deliver digital transformation to enterprise clients in North America. The company was founded over 20 years ago by Alan Kahn and Jack Ades, AKA’s co-CEOs.

AKA Enterprise Solutions

The acquisition of AKA is HSO’s first major acquisition since receiving significant investment from global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) in August 2019. The transaction is an important milestone in the execution of HSO’s strategy to strengthen its position as the global partner of choice for business transformation leveraging Microsoft’s cloud business applications. After the acquisition, Alan Kahn and Jack Ades will lead HSO’s combined operations in the United States.

Alan Kahn, Co-CEO of AKA Enterprise Solutions, comments “HSO is the ideal partner for AKA to achieve our ambitious targets of national and international growth. We are very excited by the joint journey ahead and are pleased to join a company that shares our value of achieving results for our clients through teamwork. We look forward to leveraging HSO’s complementary industry expertise and international delivery capabilities to serve our clients even better.”

Peter J. ter Maaten, founder and CEO of HSO, remarks “AKA’s expertise and track record of customer excellence are well known within the Microsoft community. I am very pleased to partner with Alan, Jack and the talented people at AKA to grow our presence in the United States and assist our customers in their digital transformation journey. This is an important step towards our objective of becoming the leading global Microsoft cloud business applications partner.”