SULHAMPSTEAD-based IT firm MFG UK has been bought by IT managed service provider Air IT
MFG was launched in 2008 and provides managed IT, cyber security and communications solutions.
It has won several awards and is a partner of Microsoft, Dell and Datto.
Air IT was impressed with its organic year-on-year growth and excellent reputation with its clients, demonstrated by their customer loyalty.
MFG managing director Mark Flinders said: “At MFG, we have admired Air IT and followed their journey with close interest over the years.
"As a company, they have great people and values which in turn delivers a great service, currently ranked in the top three MSPs in the UK.
“Joining with the Air IT Group helps us in several ways.
"Our management team can grow further, our people will have more support and opportunities to extend their skills and experience, and our clients will benefit from the ever-growing services and technologies that form part of the new digital way of working.
“The team are excited to be part of the Air IT Group and looking forward to working closely with the other regions to make the group the best in the UK.”
Air IT bought both MFG UK and Uttoxeter-based INFINITY IT Solutions Limited on September 2, for undisclosed sums.
Backed by August Equity since January 2020, this marks the fourth time the IT managed service provider has acquired two businesses simultaneously – the first pair last October, the second in December and the third in March.
Air IT has added MFG and INFINITY to its portfolio as part of ambitious plans to further expand across the UK and become the MSP of choice for SMEs nationally.
As a result of these acquisitions, Air IT has increased its headcount to 270 staff – more than 200 of whom perform direct service-related roles – and boosted its existing presence both in the South East and the Midlands.
Air It chief executive John Whitty said: “We are thrilled to have found two more outstanding teams to join the Air IT Group, which has allowed us to further expand our footprint and introduce skilful, like-minded colleagues to the team.
"Both MFG and INFINITY are very similar to us in terms of their service maturity, product set, client type and, most importantly, culture – we are confident that they will be a great fit for Air IT and look forward to the contribution we know they will add.
"Our aim is to be the go-to MSP and MSSP for SMEs across the UK, delivering a local service on a national scale, and welcoming exceptional talent to the group will help us achieve this.”