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QBS Technology Group acquires MSP focused distributor Zedsphere
Acquisitive channel player makes a move to add hundreds of reseller relationships and more cloud expertise
QBS Technology Group has continued to expand its operations after making a second acquisition in the space of a couple of months.
Having picked up French operation Siener Informatique last month to expand its continental footprint the channel player has now picked up a majority shareholding in UK distributor Zedsphere.
The deal will add 814 more resellers to the number already served by the distributor and bolsters its position in the managed services space.
Zedsphere is a four year old firm that is focused on delivering cloud solutions to MSPs and has managed to establish a reputation in that channel segment.
“We are developing QBS to meet the current and anticipated requirements of our reseller partners and software publishers – we see this acquisition having future value for the specialist software distribution landscape. The acquisition of Zedsphere strengthens our software delivery platform and gives us a dedicated arm with a laser focus to deliver outstanding services to the MSP community," said Dave Stevinson, CEO QBS Software.
"This acquisition is an example of how we are pursuing that vision to be the most important software distributor to the EMEA reseller community. We will 100% deliver on that vision through a blend of organic growth and acquisition," he added.
Stevinson said that it would continue to expand and its sights were firmly set on increasing the presence in Europe.
"We are part way through our integration programme in Paris. We have Italy, Germany and Holland in our plans," he said.
Rick Yates, managing director at Zedsphere, said that becoming part of a larger organisation meant it would be able to serve the MSP community with more options.
“This deal means that our partners will see a huge increase in their buying power via Zedsphere. We will be going from supplying 8 products in our console to more than 8000 and this means that we can meet our ambition of being the one stop shop dedicated to MSPs," he said.