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IT Lab acquires Mirus IT

Managed services player with a focus on Microsoft takes revenues past the £75m mark with a move to pick up Mirus

IT Lab has continued its recent pattern of striking a major acquisition each calendar year adding managed services player Mirus IT to the fold.

The deal to add Milton Keynes-based Mirus to the business follows on from the Content and Code purchase in September last year and Perspective Risk in May 2017.

Adding Mirus will take Group revenues for IT Lab past the £75m mark and adds more muscle to its extensive managed services operation, which will now boast more than 890 clients and 700 staff, operating from London, Manchester, Cape Town and Milton Keynes.

Mirus has customers across London and Buckinghamshire and has established itself as one of the leading MSPs in the last 17 years.

Mirus IT CEO Paul Tomlinson has been a regular speaker at industry events, sharing his wisdom about what makes a successful MSP with a great deal of honesty, and he was open again about the decision process that led up to the sale to IT Lab.

"In early 2019 we reviewed our long-term strategy and felt our clients' needs and the industry were changing rapidly. After thorough review we felt that the right way to address this was to join a larger organisation who had the range of additional skills our clients needed and of course the same approach to providing an exceptional experience when delivering services," he said.

He said that IT Lab had been on his radar for a while and had the breath of skills to help it meet the changing needs of customers.

Peter Sweetbaum, CEO of IT Lab, said that it had watched Mirus develop the business and was pleased to be able to add the firm to the business, for an undisclosed fee.

He added that because of its strong focus around Microsoft it had an immediate proposition to take out to the existing Mirus customer base.

"By coming together, we are able to help Mirus' clients benefit fully from Microsoft's 3 Clouds and the transformational capabilities of Dynamics; SharePoint; Teams and Power Apps in addition to Mirus' Office 365 and Azure offerings," he said.

He added that it could also offer a number of  cyber security services, including penetration testing and a SOC,  that would, "also provide Mirus' clients with increased options in an increasingly security focused world".

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