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  • Double swoop gives Claranet second wind

    A double acquisition swoop by Claranet will bolster the managed service provider's IT services prowess and thrust its turnover to £150m.

    Funded through debt and supported by its financial backers including RBS, the managed services provider has simultaneously grabbed business continuity specialist Techgate and Linux specialist LinuxIT for an undisclosed sum.


    LinuxIT, which specialises in professional and managed services for Linux-based applications, employs 20 staff and work with 200 customers including ITV and Hopkins Architects. The Bristol-based firm turned over £2.6m last year.

  • Claranet expands portfolio with two acquisitions

    The MSP has bought disaster recovery and Linux services firms

  • Claranet aims to boost DR and Linux services with acquisitions

    The company has acquired Techgate and LinuxIT to help expand its offering across Europe

    Claranet has acquired Techgate and LinuxIT so it can offer a wider selection of disaster recovery and Linux service to customers in its six territories.

    Techgate’s secure and flexible IT infrastructure services cover business continuity, disaster recovery and back-up services. The company operates two data centres and has more than 200 customers, which will become Claranet’s customers when the acquisition completes.

    LinuxIT offers professional and managed services for Linux-based on-premise and hosted applications. The company also has around 200 customers and its 20 members of staff will join Claranet.

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