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Oncore IT and Node4 hit the acquisition trail

Both firms bolster their activities through purchases that will deliver unified comms for Oncore IT and SaaS skills for Node4

Managed service provider Oncore IT has looked to beef up its telco options after acquiring a 100% stake in unified comms specalist Fuse Technologies.

The deal will bring Oncore, which was acquired by US-based MSP Ergos three years ago, in line with what has been happening on the other side of the Atlantic where unified comms has been an existing capability.

The plan is to continue to use acquisition as a tool to make sure the UK operation matches the strides made by Ergos back in the States.

Fuse Technologies comes with a 10,000 strong user base, spread across a range of verticals, including financial services and construction.

“At Oncore IT we have established a market-leading reputation by offering first class strategy, delivery and support. I am delighted to incorporate the unified communications expertise of Fuse Technologies to strengthen our UK portfolio," said Michael Croft, CEO at Oncore IT.

In response, CEO of Fuse Technologies David Redmond said that it would benefit from becoming part of a larger organisation with a multi-national reach.

"By becoming part of Oncore IT, and the global giant Ergos, our clients have a huge opportunity to benefit from enhanced services, experience an improved service level offering and take advantage of the global opportunities for business growth now available to them," he said.

At the same time data centre specialist Node4 has acquired private cloud provider Secura to underpin the ambition to provide more hosting services to the SaaS market.

Secura was VMware's VCPP cloud partner of the year 2019 and comes with 35 skilled staff members and 110 customers and revenues nudging £5m a year.

“We’ve worked hard to find a business that is aligned with us both strategically and culturally and believe that Secura ticks all the right boxes for us. As we look to continue to grow Node4, it is important to work with those who can complement our offerings, and this is being achieved by adding Secura’s services to our portfolio," said Andrew Gilbert, CEO of Node4.

Ollie Beaton, Secura CEO, said customers would benefit from the tie-up and it was interested to see where Node4 headed in the managed cloud hosting market.

The financial details of both deals were not disclosed.

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