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Civica snaps up social housing SaaS provider Abritas

Civica continues acquiring government specialists at an impressive rate, this time buying social housing software provider Abritas

Civica continues its strategy of acquiring government digital specialists, this time announcing that the UK business has snapped up specialist software provider Abritas.

Reading-based Abritas provides web application software and related services for the social housing sector. According to Civica, Abritas’ SaaS solutions are used by more than 170 local authorities and housing associations.

“The acquisition brings specialist capability which the Group does not currently offer, which strengthens its capability to support improved and more efficient tenant services and help address homelessness,” Civica said in a statement.

The company acquired technology and outsourcing company SFW earlier this year; and before that, bought software applications developer IPL. There was also Web Technology Group in September 2015.

Wayne Story, chief executive of Civica said: “I am delighted to welcome Abritas to the Civica Group. Abritas brings a strong heritage and product set, and the combined business is very well placed to respond to the needs of customers to adapt to a changing social housing landscape.”

Simon Reynolds, sales director of Abritas, added: “This is the next stage in the development of our business and is a very positive step for employees, customers and partners. The combination of our specialist expertise and Civica’s breadth and depth of capability creates an exciting combination at an important time for the social housing sector. We look forward to building on our joint strengths in order to deliver increasing value to customers.”



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