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Excalibur hits the acquisition trail

Comms specialist Excalibur continues to expand its IT and managed services capability through acquisition

Comms player Excalibur has been active in the acquisition market after break of just over a year as it continues to extend its reach.

Excalibur first made the move into the IT data market five years ago as it looked to build beyond its comms roots to deliver more of a complete solution.

The firm had picked up three IT operations in the past couple of years and has added the Support Services division of Ntegra to that list.

The addition the Ntegra support operation follows last January's purchase of IT firm Devision and earlier buys of Bridge Solutions in 2012 and Emnico Enterprises in 2011.

Ntegra IT Support Services provides outsourced support to a large number of SME customers around Newbury and the M4 corridor area.

“Our core focus is providing consulting and Enterprise Managed Services to a strong portfolio of FTSE 100 and 250 clients. With this in mind we took the strategic decision to find a home for our Support Services," said Andy Jefferies, co-founder and CEO of Ntegra.  

"We are delighted to have found Excalibur, a company that specialises in this area and shares the same values as we do – in particular to provide the very best in customer experience," he added "We are confident that personnel and clients have plenty to look forward to with an organisation that is also so passionate about its staff and local community.”

For Swindon-based Excalibur the purchase gives it more of a foothold in its M4 corridor heartlands and should contribute to the bottom line.

“This purchase very much fits in with our continuing sustained growth”, said Excalibur CEO James Phipps. “[The addition adds] extra strength and depth to our technical support team, as well as gaining important customers in the education and charitable sectors."

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