REAN Cloud Has Agreed to Be Acquired by Hitachi

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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William Blair acted as a financial advisor to REAN Cloud, a leader in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services, in connection with its pending acquisition by Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi. The transaction was announced on July 24, 2018. REAN Cloud is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners.

Transaction Highlights

  • Deep relationships and domain expertise: REAN Cloud and BV recognized William Blair’s extensive knowledge and industry experience advising leading IT services companies, particularly next-generation cloud services, and strong relationships with—and unique insight into—the most aggressive strategic acquirers globally.
  • Process and positioning excellence: William Blair designed and managed a competitive, efficient process with a targeted group of strategic acquirers, successfully positioning REAN Cloud as the premier, scaled AWS provider. In particular, William Blair was able to focus buyers on REAN Cloud’s impressive growth and its unique expertise with federal government customers.
  • Trusted guidance: William Blair’s transaction team was integrally involved throughout each step of the transaction process, including close collaboration with management and BV in developing marketing materials, coordinating due diligence with multiple parties, and negotiating key contract terms.

About the Companies

REAN Cloud offers managed and professional services and patent-pending solutions for hyperscale integrated infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS) service providers and is one of few managed service providers capable of supporting the entire cloud services lifecycle. Backed by extensive security DNA, deep compliance expertise, and broad big data and analytics experience, REAN Cloud specializes in helping enterprise customers operating in highly regulated environments—financial services, healthcare/life sciences, education and the public sector—maximize their cloud investments by automating and accelerating key processes so they can fully leverage the benefits of the cloud. The company is considered a market-leading services provider for AWS.

Hitachi Vantara, based in Santa Clara, California, is a subsidiary of Hitachi (TSE: 6501), which is based in Tokyo, Japan. The company provides data management solutions, and offers internet of things, big data integration and analytics, converged systems, cloud object platform, storage, and data protection products. Hitachi Vantara offers co-creation, cloud, infrastructure, application, customer support, and training and certification services across various industries.

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