Elitetele.com acquires NetCentrix and SystemHOST

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Elite’s eleventh acquisition since 2008 to widen its cloud service offering to customers

Unified communications provider Elitetele.com plc has acquired cloud specialists NetCentrix and SystemHOST.

Carnforth-based NetCentrix and SystemHOST focus on architecting bespoke cloud platforms for a mixture of public and private sector clients.

Elite CEO Matt Newing said: “This deal cements our position at the forefront of unified communications and broadens our capabilities in cloud based technologies.”

Elite is continuing to grow its managed IT and cloud division through the move, acquiring an established group offering a complimentary product set. The added business is located just 20 minutes from Elite’s Chorley offices, and the specialist technical team will enhance Elite’s existing 150 strong workforce.

Video Conferencing UnifiedNetCentrix was founded in 2002 and is established in implementing and managing enterprise IT solutions for corporate and public sector clients.

More recently it has been guiding clients in their transition towards cloud based solutions for storage and workforce collaboration.

In 2004, Phil Scanlon created SystemHOST, a wholly owned subsidiary specialising solely in hosted IT solutions which allow SMEs and corporate clients to outsource part or all of their IT function.

NetCentrix is Elite’s eleventh acquisition since 2008 and, “with further deals in the pipeline”, marks a return to M&A for Newing and his management team.

Newing said: “There is an ever increasing demand for fast, reliable and secure data hosting and storage solutions. This acquisition brings a third data centre on-net to Elite’s UK-wide NGN core network. We have increased our capacity to offer IT and cloud solutions and we have exciting plans for further innovation in the market with NetCentrix and SystemHOST on board.”

Scanlon, managing director of NetCentrix, said: “We are extremely excited to be joining Elite and becoming part of the team. Our products greatly complement Elite’s existing solutions and we are very much looking forward to launching the combined offering into the market.”

The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

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