Bytes buys Phoenix

Fawkes_WB_F2_FawkesMeetingHarryPotter_Still_100615_LandBytes has acquired York-based Phoenix Software in a bid to get better UK coverage.

Phoenix, which has an annual turnover in the region of £130 million will give it a large slice of action in the North of England as well as ramping up its own revenues to around the £400 million, which is not to be sneezed at.

Neil Murphy, Group MD, Bytes UK said: “The acquisition comes at an opportune time for Bytes UK as it looks to expand much further into the public sector, from where Phoenix derives a significant percentage of its revenue.

“This now makes Bytes UK Microsoft’s largest UK partner, whilst also opening the door to relationships with other global vendors such as EMC and Dell and deepening relationships with VMWare, Checkpoint, Citrix, Mimecast and Sophos to name a few.”

Phoenix Software managing director Sam Mudd,, said that the combination of the two firms would benefit both its staff and customers.

“This is extremely positive news and our announcement has come at the right time for our company and staff, in terms of navigating the fast-changing world of IT in which we operate and the channel consolidation that is taking place. We see plenty of synergies and are excited about working with new complementary offerings, and taking our joint businesses forward with ambitious growth plans across all our vertical sectors”, he said.