Manchester-based FourNet has bought IT infrastructure and security operation, C>Ways.
It comes after Palatine Private Equity took a majority stake in FourNet last year.
“It will help us to build additional services and to become a leader in delivering top to bottom secure infrastructure for our public sector and enterprise customers. This is a key area of growth and will ensure the security of the vast number of users now working from home,” explained Richard Pennington, co-founder and CEO of FourNet.
“As a result of the new working landscape following the pandemic, with remote and hybrid working an everyday feature of life and business, there has been an acceleration of convergence of all aspects of IT and communications. Organisations now require a fast, efficient, and easily managed underlying network, with the security controls in place to provide the assurance required to operate across multiple locations and hybrid working environments. The acquisition of C>Ways enhances our capabilities to provide that.”
Pennington added that this would be the first of “several strategic acquisitions.”
Founded over 20 years ago by husband and wife team, Nick and Andrea Jackson, C>Ways employs 24 staff across its head office in Scarborough and London.
“These are exciting times for C>Ways and we are pleased that the company we founded more than 20 years ago is now part of the FourNet family, which will mean an enhanced service for our existing and new customers,” stated Nick Jackson, Managing Director.
“We know that FourNet has an outstanding reputation among customers and its people and a commitment to doing business in a responsible way with strong environmental and social governance, so our employees will be in safe hands.”