Warrington-based Wifi solutions firm Airangel has acquired Belgian companies Captive.net and FDXTENDED.

Captive.net is a leading cloud-managed wireless solution provider working with channel partners throughout Europe and the Middle East, while FDXTENDED is a supplier of complimentary wireless products.

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The latest acquisitions are funded via fund investment secured earlier this year to aid Airangel’s international growth. The company will continue to invest in the Captive.net and FDX platforms and expand existing channel relationships.

CEO Dean Wilkinson said: “We’re very happy with the acquisition. Captive and FDX have great reputations in the industry and are a perfect complement for Airangel. Over the last couple of years, we have been shifting our attention to the Channel and international growth.

“We believe that this latest move highlights our dedication of working with partners to deliver first-class wireless solutions, with the best possible guest experience, to the biggest hospitality brands all over the world.”

Anton Van Cauteren, CEO of Captive.net and FDX CEO, will continue to be part of the leadership team for the Captive brand. He added: “Airangel and Captive have always shared a common belief that our solutions are about providing the best possible experience for the guests. I believe with our combined history of servicing the hospitality market, plus with the reputation we have built with our partners and the channel community, we have a great opportunity to fulfil our shared goals of being the number one hospitality WiFi provider.”

Airangel provide public and guest WiFi solutions for hospitality, apartment buildings and large public space. Their clients include The Ritz, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Malmaison, Generator Hostels and IHG.