rhipe buys out emt Distribution group

Australia’s leading distribution company, rhipe recently announced that the company has emt Distribution group that will help rhipe to strengthen its presence in cyber security and enterprise solutions market.

The acquisition complements rhipe’s existing cyber security software offerings centred around Microsoft’s product stack and rhipe’s own SMB focused encryption product SmartEncrypt, enabling rhipe to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end security capabilities to its partners.

Dominic O’Hanlon, CEO of rhipe said, “emt Distribution has an incredible track record in delivering software security products and solutions via their distribution channels. By combining emt’s expertise in security solutions with rhipe’s reach, we will be able to offer rhipe partners across APAC effective solutions to protect against growing threats around cyber security. We plan to continue investing in the emt business to support its continued growth, delivering emt’s extensive portfolio of vendor security products to rhipe partners, while providing emt partners with access to SmartEncrypt and rhipe security vendor products. We look forward to welcoming the emt team to the rhipe family and leveraging their outstanding skills and expertise, to deliver greater outcomes for our partners and their customers”.

Richard Rundle, Founder and CEO of emt said, “As we enter our next stage of growth, we are thrilled to be joining the rhipe family to collectively execute on the opportunities ahead. I could not be prouder of our team’s success to date and believe this is a significant opportunity to align with a distributor of rhipe’s calibre, to greatly enhance our capabilities and market reach”.

Mohammad Mobasseri, CEO and Co-founder of emt Distribution Middle East, Turkey and Africa Operation said, “we are so excited to join rhipe family, I feel proud that our focus and dedication brought us a great result which is going to bring more opportunities for our Resellers, Customers and Vendor partners to expand their business even further with emt/rhipe”.

The purchase includes emt’s products, solutions and assets, with Richard Rundle now responsible for driving the continued growth of the emt business within rhipe as well as supporting the expansion of rhipe’s security offering to its existing partners. emt’s employees from its Australian-based and Asia offices will also join the rhipe family, with the Middle East operations to finalise joining hipe in the coming months with M Mobasseri continue to be responsible for Middle East, Turkey and Africa Operation and driving the growth and expansion for META region.