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Calligo acquires IT services division of Guernsey-based Fusion Systems
By Julian Box on 5 September 2017
Calligo is excited to announce that it has purchased the IT services division of Fusion Systems, the highly respected Guernsey based business serving a wide range of clients.
The agreement is part of Calligo’s continuing growth strategy and gives Calligo a stronger presence in Guernsey, enabling it to provide higher levels of service to clients on the island. Calligo already operates a large cloud infrastructure in Guernsey that provides a full range of services to Calligo’s worldwide clients.
All existing Fusion contracts will be honoured under the agreement, ensuring that their IT services clients continue to receive full support from local staff, along with new access to the extended capabilities and information security standards that Calligo offers as a global cloud provider.
Fusion’s Fintech software division, that produces the Flyingboat Wealth Management Software, is not part of the acquisition and will continue to be run by the team remaining with Fusion and led by Alan Rowe.
Founded in 2011, Calligo provides trusted, privacy-conscious cloud solutions to businesses across the globe. Calligo’s emphasis on data privacy and residency enables clients to leverage the advantages of combining advanced and innovative Cloud technologies, unrivalled expertise and a commitment to the highest level of standards based compliance and security. The business services hundreds of clients worldwide from its locations in Jersey, Guernsey, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore and Bermuda.
“We’re delighted to acquire the IT services division of Fusion Systems as part of our successful growth strategy,” said Julian Box, Calligo’s Chief Executive Officer. “We know that Fusion’s excellent reputation for customer-focused performance and high levels of service will make this a great acquisition that gives us a superb team, respected clients and expands our capabilities into Guernsey. We will now be able to provide even higher levels of service to our Guernsey clients and give them more regular access to our expertise.
“With the backing of our investor Investcorp Technology Partners, we are actively looking to execute further strategic add-on acquisitions over the coming months as we continue to expand our global footprint.”
Alan Rowe, Managing Director, Fusion Systems, said: “We are very excited to have concluded this agreement with such a respected and energetic business as Calligo. Calligo’s deep commitment to customer service means our clients will benefit from its proven cloud services and security expertise, while continuing to enjoy the highest standards of local support.”
ABOUT FUSION SYSTEMS
Founded in 1992, Fusion Systems is a specialist IT company serving the diverse requirements of the offshore finance industry by combining the skills of a software house and systems integrator. It has developed and supports Flyingboat Wealth Management Software – an integrated software product used widely for trust and company administration, fund administration, practice management and other aspects of offshore financial services.
Calligo is an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud platforms. Through its four pillars of focus, Calligo delivers a platform that businesses can trust to deliver the high level of service and protection they expect and which is lacking in many cloud offerings.