Dimension Data has acquired Teksys, a UK Microsoft infrastructure and licensing services company, for an undisclosed sum.
Teksys, a long standing Microsoft Gold-certified partner, holds certifications in Advanced Infrastructure, Networking Infrastructure, Information Worker, Licensing, Security and Mobility.
The company focuses on providing professional and managed services in these areas and holds Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) status.
Its client base includes national and international brands such as Bank of England and Watson Wyatt.
In terms of the transaction, which has no material effect on the Dimension Data group, Teksys will become a wholly-owned Dimension Data subsidiary, similar to the group's other subsidiaries around the world.
Dimension Data's UK Microsoft Solutions business and Teksys will operate as one unit.
Steve Joubert, group executive" solutions at Dimension Data, says: "When Dimension Data launched its Microsoft services business three years ago, the group's objective was to expand its capabilities and footprint in the Microsoft infrastructure space. The Teksys transaction is aligned with this objective and provides both companies with significant benefits, particularly in their consulting skills base and licensing capability.
"We have looked for ways to expand our current Microsoft professional services capability in the UK to provide the full spectrum of Microsoft-based services, covering software advice, design and deployment, and related support services. The 81 skilled and experienced employees of Teksys and Dimension Data is now a highly capable Microsoft-focussed team," Joubert adds.
Russell Bolan, CEO of Dimension Data Europe, says: "The Teksys acquisition paves the way for the Group to immediately provide its UK clients with new services around virtualisation, data centre design, software asset management and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Our skills around a number of Microsoft's unified communications technologies and systems management are also greatly bolstered."
Teksys' Alan Watkins, who will become MD of the merged business, comments: "We are very pleased to be part of the Dimension Data family. Being a global, financially strong organisation with a track record of over 25 years, bodes well for Teksys clients, as they will be able to leverage the strengths of Dimension Data's global partner relationships and broader solution sets.
"We have a very talented and experienced group of people, who have built Teksys into what it is today. This transaction represents an exciting opportunity for them to become part of a global team and expand their career horizons."