Second acquisition in a month for pan-European managed service provider
Pan-European managed service provider Claranet has acquired UK-based IT services provider Ardenta.
Earlier this month, Claranet acquired Diademys, in a move that will significantly expand the company’s hosting and cloud services reach in France.
Ardenta specialises in the management of e-commerce systems, with a particular expertise in high-volume transactional database management.
Established in 2001, the Surrey-based company has annualised revenues of £6 million. While Ardenta works with a wide range of sectors, it has a particular focus on media and e-gaming, and counts the BBC, ITV, Ladbrokes and William Hill among its customers.
The company will become part of the Claranet Group of companies, and Ardenta’s co-founders, Neil Truby and Scott Hanson, will work alongside Claranet’s senior management team to integrate the business and help foster continued growth.
Michel Robert (pictured), Claranet UK’s managing director, said: “Ardenta’s experience with e-commerce systems and database management will complement our in-house expertise, leading to new and improved services for our customers.
This acquisition [for an undisclosed sum] represents the latest in a line of strategically-important deals that we’ve made over the past two years across Europe.”
The deal means the expanded Claranet Group now has annualised revenues of £200 million, over 1,200 staff and over 5,700 customers in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.