The Fortune 500 firm announced its intent to acquire managed services specialist Anix from London-listed parent company Xploite in May. This followed on from its purchase of IBM VAR Syan in 2008.
Anix is an amalgamation of four firms Xploite bought in 2007 and 2008 – Anix itself, Red Squared, Posetiv and Blue River. The £31.5m sale price represents a £10.5m profit on the price Xploite paid for those four firms.
ACS claimed the combination of Anix and Syan will make it Big Blue’s largest SME reseller in the UK.
George Djuric, UK managing director of ACS, told CRN the firm would look for areas where it can integrate the two brands.
“In the first 90 days we will be looking at how best to consolidate and integrate the entities together,” he said.
The rationalisation of data centres could be one such area.
“There are a number of data centres Anix is using which it pays a third-party cost towards,” said Djuric. “We will look at consolidation where it makes sense.”
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