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04.11.14

telent achieves major strengthening of its ICT capability with deal to acquire Telindus in the UK

This deal represents an important step for telent and will bring a transformational strengthening of our ICT capability

telent with Telindus combined strength will give added scale, expertise and engineering for end-to-end solutions.

Pioneering technology services company, telent, has reached agreement to acquire the business of Telindus UK. The deal will significantly increase telent’s ability to deliver end-to-end ICT and IP networking solutions and the additional expertise in delivering Cisco and Juniper Networks solutions will strengthen its multi-vendor capabilities.

This significant strategic move will see telent increase its capability and knowledge in an increasingly important area for the business. Telindus will bring additional multi-vendor capability and a strong base of highly skilled and accredited engineers into the telent fold.

“This deal represents an important step for telent and will bring a transformational strengthening of our ICT capability,” said Mark Plato, CEO of telent. “We have been investing in growing our capability in IP networking and in the delivery of end-to-end ICT solutions for some time now. The acquisition of Telindus takes us to another level, providing a step change in our core expertise and capabilities with key industry partners and introducing us to a range of new customers and markets.”

“The combined strength of telent with Telindus will give us the added scale, expertise and engineering base to better address our customers’ evolving ICT needs with powerful multi-vendor end-to-end solutions, we are excited about the opportunities that the acquisition will bring” added Mark Plato.

Based in Camberley, Surrey, Telindus delivers ICT solutions including network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions, plus professional and managed services. Its extensive IP network capability and multi-vendor support capabilities complement telent’s existing business, and its employees provide a significant pool of additional talent and expertise. The company has an annual turnover of over £45m with a wide range of enterprise and public sector customers, including service providers and the defence industry. Key customers include Virgin Media, LINX, Interroute and British Aerospace.

Under the agreement, telent will retain the Telindus Camberley base, which includes high specification lab facilities that allow the replication, and the development and testing of customer’s networks. This will complement telent’s existing Research and Development facilities in Warwick and London.

Marek Lowther, Managing Director for Telindus commented: “Becoming part of the telent group is an exciting new step for us and will significantly expand our sphere of activity, whilst contributing our expertise to telent’s overall offering in the marketplace. The combination with telent will provide us with additional scale to address the UK market and open up significant opportunities for the combined business.”

The move follows a number of recent investments made by telent. Earlier this year the company acquired the business of voice processing and communication specialists Voice Perfect and has also taken a 25% stake in CNS Group, the IT security and information assurance specialist.

The deal is expected to complete over the forthcoming weeks, subject to customary conditions.

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