Node4 acquires Starcom Technologies to further enhance cloud services

The acquisition will see Starcom Technologies become part of the portfolio of cloud services offered by Node4, adding to its capability of delivering enhanced cloud managed services throughout the UK.

The deal will also see Node4’s operational presence in the UK expand, taking on office space in Edinburgh, Wigan and Hook.

Node4’s purchase of Starcom Technologies, the largest acquisition in company history, will open up the opportunity to continue growth as a national provider of cloud managed services.

Additionally, Node4 looks to deepen its cloud hosting expertise with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as SYSPRO, Sage and Microsoft Dynamics.

As a result of the deal, Starcom Technologies’ workforce of over 80 employees will join Node4, along with managing director Neil Farnworth, Steve Donaghue, director of hosting services, Darren Harrison, director of technical services, and sales director Stuart Buckley.

The management team from Starcom Technologies will continue delivering services to clients, while leveraging support and expertise from Node4, and benefitting from the company’s wider portfolio.

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“Welcoming Starcom Technologies, its management team and entire employee base to the Node4 family is an important step for both organisations in our shared mission of helping businesses on their journey to the cloud and digital transformation,” said Andy Gilbert, CEO at Node4.

“As a fast-growth business, keeping our core values at the centre of what we do is crucial, and we worked hard to identify an organisation that would compliment and enhance both our service offering and company culture.”

Neil Farnworth, managing director at Starcom Technologies, commented: “Being acquired by Node4 is a fantastic next step for Starcom Technologies. Our shared culture and commitment to exceptional service are in complete alignment, and this deal will ensure those values are maintained as we scale together.

“I’m extremely pleased Starcom employees will have the opportunity to grow and enhance their skills with access to Node4’s expertise and services. We’re looking forward to playing a key part in developing the exciting roadmap of cloud-led, digital transformation services that Node4 has in store.”

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Aaron Hurst

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