Managed IT Services and Cloud Hosting Provider SysGroup Agrees to Acquire Certus IT
February 9, 2019
Managed IT services and cloud hosting provider SysGroup PLC (SysGroup) has agreed to acquire Certus IT Limited (Certus IT). SysGroup, which has headquarters in Liverpool, United Kingdom and offices in London, Coventry and Telford, UK, was established in 2006. The company addresses its customers’ strategic IT requirements and allows them to focus on core competencies. It does this by providing solutions such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) alongside providing dedicated servers and “DSS hosting”. The company also ensures its customers “benefit from industry-leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities”. SysGroup has agreed to acquire Certus IT for £8 million ($10.36 million) in a cash deal.
Certus IT has headquarters in Newport, South Wales and was established in 2000. The company’s managed IT services leverage a range of technologies. The company has a range of partnerships including Dell EMC (Gold Partner status), Microsoft (Gold Data Center Partner), and Kaspersky (Gold Partner). With the acquisition, SysGroup will be able to operate in new business areas and in physical locations. It is the latest in a number of acquisitions that underscores SysGroup’s aggressive growth strategy.
“I am delighted to be welcoming both the Certus IT team and its customers to the SysGroup family,” explained SysGroup’s CEO Adam Binks in a statement on the company’s website. “The addition of Certus IT to the group represents a step-change regarding the scale of the business, better positioning SysGroup to penetrate our target market and drive further growth. This acquisition fits within our strategy of growing the business organically and through strategic acquisitions, and we are excited by the prospects that lie ahead.”