Claranet and LinuxIT - a recipe for Linux success

Claranet, one of Europe’s leading managed services providers, has acquired LinuxIT, an expert in Linux-based technologies, for undisclosed sums. The UK-based companies, which are being incorporated into the UK operations of the Claranet Group, complement Claranet’s existing portfolio and will add to its capability to deliver industry-leading IT services.

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LinuxIT is an IT services company specialising in professional and managed services for Linux-based applications. Founded in 1999 and based in Bristol, the company provides end-to-end best practice managed services for the lifecycle of Linux-based technologies, be they on-premises or hosted. With 20 members of staff, LinuxIT works with over 200 customers, including ITV, Hopkins Architects, Euro Car Parts, Liz Earle and CAE. Revenues for the year ending 31December 2014 were £2.6 million.

The management and employee structures of both companies are being maintained and the companies will continue to trade under their respective brand names. In joining the Claranet Group, Techgate and LinuxIT bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise, which will enhance Claranet’s ability to do amazing things for its customers and facilitate further innovation of its services.

The acquisitions broaden Claranet’s existing service portfolio, and sees the Claranet Group grow to over 850 employees, with over 5,000 customers and operations in six European markets. The newly enlarged Group will have annual revenues of £150 million.

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Written by Sarah Davey - Professional Services & Content Marketing

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