Extended managed services capability, enhanced sales, and doubled technical project delivery expertise.
23 TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, the ICT consultancy and managed services company, and CENTERPRISE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED, a large European ICT provider specialising in enterprise infrastructure and client solutions, have announced a definitive merger agreement which will enhance their capability to deliver Digital Transformation Projects and Managed ICT Services.
The merger with Centerprise, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, further enhances Centerprise’s portfolio of managed services and increases 23Technology’s share in the ICT services market.
“After working successfully as strategic partners for several years, the merger was formed to provide additional ‘as a service’ solutions for clients across the UK and into Europe,” commented Rafi Razzak, Chairman of Centerprise. “Our financial strength, geographic reach and extensive customer base will allow 23Technology greater access to complex digital transformation projects and enterprise scale managed ICT service contracts.”
“The combination of Centerprise with our dynamic professional services team will provide our clients with an enhanced portfolio of technical resource and capacity to deliver high performance ICT solutions, efficient virtualised technology, secure cloud and mobile computing platforms,” said Paul Foster, Managing Partner of 23Technology. “This partnership will add further momentum to the company’s strategic growth plans and significantly increase our managed services revenue in the years ahead,” added Paul.
Centerprise will use its long-term relationships and presence on public sector framework agreements to work with 23Technology to find new business and grow their respective market share. “The integration of both companies will be completed by the end of October 2017, during which the customers of both companies will continue to receive the same quality of ICT supply and service,” stated Rafi Razzak, Chairman of Centerprise. “The unwavering focus of both companies to deliver excellent customer service is just one of the reasons why this merger will be successful for all concerned, particularly our customers,” asserted Paul Foster, Managing Partner of 23Technology.
The Centerprise investment in 23 Technology will not change the company brand names or key personnel. “We know that joining forces with Centerprise will allow us to contribute far more to Centerprise’s exciting objectives for 2017 and in the years ahead. We will work together to increase the existing knowledge and capability of the business development, solution design and service delivery functions which will lead to the achievement of our strategic goals,” explained Paul Foster.
Under the terms of the agreement, Centerprise will acquire a 55% stake in 23Technology.
For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors. The company employs 150 people throughout England and Wales.