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Viatel Technology Group acquires Dublin based managed services provider, supportIT

The Viatel Technology Group is delighted to today announce the acquisition of Dublin based IT Services firm, supportIT for an undisclosed sum.

The deal will further strengthen Viatel’s position as Ireland’s leading digital services group, offering connectivity, cloud, managed services, security, and software development services to businesses nationally and internationally.

Today’s announcement follows Viatel’s acquisition of digital transformation services provider, ActionPoint, in January of this year. ActionPoint will partner closely with supportIT under the latest deal.

We are delighted to announce this acquisition, which shows the continued belief we have in our ActionPoint team and business, and points to a bigger growth opportunity for us all”, said Paul Rellis, CEO of the Viatel Technology Group.

This is the seventh acquisition in just two years for the Viatel Technology Group and further accelerates their platform development in the Irish market. While no financial details of the acquisition have been disclosed, it is understood this acquisition sees the Viatel Technology Group revenues approach €70 million annually.

We are delighted to be teaming up with supportIT”, said David Jeffreys, CEO of ActionPoint.

Joe and the team have built a reputation for excellent customer service and technical expertise over the last 18 years, and we are bringing ActionPoint’s capability to supportIT’s service offering, while simultaneously expanding our footprint in Dublin”, Mr Jeffreys added.

Speaking of the acquisition, supportIT Managing Director, Joe McGivern said: “We are delighted to be partnering with ActionPoint and the Viatel Technology Group in the next chapter of our journey and bolstering our service offering with Digital Transformation and Software Development expertise.

This is a very exciting day in the history of our company. From the beginning, supportIT has been focused on helping businesses get more from their IT by providing simplified effective solutions, with a hard focus on superior customer experience,” Mr McGivern added.

SupportIT was founded by Joe McGivern in 2004. Headquartered in Dublin and supported by their Sligo office, supportIT specialises in the design, implementation and maintenance of IT Services for a wide range of businesses. The Company provides services to over 200 clients across a wide range of sectors including Non-profit, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Distribution.

Venture Legal Services acted as counsel for Viatel in the acquisition.

About Viatel Technology Group

Viatel Technology Group (Viatel) is Ireland’s leading independent provider of connectivity, cloud, security, managed services and software solutions. Top class customer service and support are the bedrock of Viatel’s success in helping businesses achieve end to end digital transformation. This has resulted in rapid growth for Viatel in recent years. Viatel is a proud Guaranteed Irish member with global capabilities, operating a national and international network alongside its own data centre facility. Viatel is a Deloitte Best Managed Company and now employs over 275 people with locations in Dublin, Dundalk, Lisburn and Limerick.

Headquartered at the University of Limerick, Viatel’s digital transformation specialists, ActionPoint, help companies to grow and scale through the design and delivery of bespoke software development and managed IT services. With 17 years’ experience, ActionPoint has enabled more than 500 organisations to transform their digital capabilities, revolutionise customer experiences and bolster data security.

About supportIT

supportIT are a leading Dublin based IT Services provider with offices in Dublin 7 and Sligo. support IT partner with over 200 companies and support 3,000 users nationwide. supportIT helps businesses achieve their goals by providing IT Services that address real needs in terms of growth, efficiencies and customer service. Dedication, knowledge and trust are the main reasons why businesses choose supportIT as their IT solutions and support partner.