3Cloud acquires Microsoft data specialist BlueGranite

19 August 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read

3Cloud, a Chicago-based Microsoft Azure consultancy, has acquired BlueGranite, a Portage, MI-based consulting firm focusing on data and analytics in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Founded in 1996, BlueGranite is a national Microsoft partner that offers strategic program-level consulting services from planning to adoption of Azure data platform and analytics solutions.

The firm’s more than 80 professionals support mid-sized and large organizations in financial services, retail and consumer, manufacturing, health and life sciences, education, and government. BlueGranite was a finalist for Microsoft 2021 Global Partner of Year in the Power BI category.

3Cloud’s acquisition of BlueGranite will grow its team to more than 700 full-time Azure experts in the United States.

3Cloud acquires Microsoft data specialist BlueGranite

"With the acquisition of BlueGranite, we continue our growth trajectory and strengthen our position as the largest Azure pure-play services firm in the US," said Mike Rocco, 3Cloud CEO and co-founder.  "We're delighted to welcome a world-class team of data architects, data engineers, and analytics specialists into the 3Cloud family to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for our clients and Microsoft."

The deal follows 3Cloud’s acquisition of Azure data specialists CCG Analytics and Pragamatic Works Consulting in 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Matthew Mace, CEO of BlueGranite, said, "With BlueGranite, 3Cloud is adding to their ability to scale data and analytics services to meet market demand. Combined with 3Cloud's platform and application innovation capabilities, this further sets us apart as the clear partner of choice when digital transformation is a client's top priority."

3Cloud became a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors in June 2020 when the San Francisco-based private equity firm bought a majority stake. The IT consultancy has offices in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Jacksonville, and was recently awarded four Worldwide and two US Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards.

"This acquisition further solidifies 3Cloud as the most comprehensive provider of data and analytics, app innovation and cloud platform services in the high-growth Microsoft Azure ecosystem,” Gabe Stephenson, Gryphon managing director, said.