Stockport-based reseller Innov8 Technology has snapped up fellow Sage partner Viking Management Systems in a move which expands it into the north east and Yorkshire.
York-based Viking, which is also a Microsoft and Sophos partner, will continue to operate under its own name, but its shareholders and executives have now retired.
Carl Maher, commercial director at Innov8, said: "[Viking] has an exceptional reputation in the Sage ecosystem and there are many synergies we share.
"We are delighted to bring Viking into the Innov8 Technology Group and proud to say that both businesses have been operating as normal, delivering the same exceptional level of service to our customers.
"We are excited about the future of Innov8 as we continue plans to expand across the UK."
Both Innov8 and Viking file exempt full accounts on Companies House, but Innov8 claims to be one of the top three Sage 200 business partners in the UK.
Paul Barnett, outgoing managing director at Viking, said: "We have always respected Innov8 and believe we share a similar set of values.
"We wish Carl and his team well."
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