Today Calligo announces it has completed its fourth acquisition of 2020 – and ninth in three years – with the purchase of Network Integrity Services, a UK-wide IT managed services provider specialising in managed IT, cloud and security services with locations in Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester and Hemel Hempstead.

Some of the key questions are answered below:

Why did Calligo acquire an MSP in the UK?

Calligo’s acquisition of Network Integrity Services is part of Calligo’s objective to expand its local presence throughout the UK, while also bolstering the skills and capabilities that can be made available to customers throughout Europe and North America, supporting the delivery of its entire portfolio of managed data services. These include managed IT, cloud and security services, plus data privacy services and machine learning services.

Why did Calligo choose Network Integrity Services?

Each of Network Integrity Services’ offerings align neatly with Calligo’s portfolio, with a strong focus on ensuring the availability, security and resilience of customers’ data, including managed IT, cloud and Microsoft 365 services, plus disaster recovery and backup services.

“Calligo is an unusual MSP. We are a managed data services provider, with services that stretch far beyond traditional ‘IT maintenance and security’ into helping businesses use their data highly productively, intelligently, and above all, safely. While proven to be powerful in the market, this approach makes it difficult to find suitable acquisition targets. We were seeking an MSP who shared our philosophy that MSPs ought to offer more than simply caretaking customers’ technology, and who knew the value of supporting customers in the fullest and safest use of their data. Network Integrity Services was that rare find.”

Julian Box, Founder & CEO, Calligo

How will the two organisations work together and integrate?

“Core to every one of our services – whether managed cloud or data insights – is data safety. Our promise to our customers is that no matter how we are supporting their access and use of data, we will also support their data privacy, data governance and data security. The way in which Network Integrity Services has gone about building its business, skills and services, and the focus they have placed on ensuring customers’ data is continuously secure and protected, shows that they share in our vision for modern, data-centric managed services. This means that their teams and specialists will easily integrate with our own, while their customers already appreciate the value and risk their data represents, and the impact and necessity of services such as ours.”

Julian Box, Founder & CEO, Calligo

Why did Network Integrity Services agree to the purchase?

“Having grown substantially through acquisition ourselves, we know the importance of clear and well-understood alignment between the companies. It was important to us from the beginning that any acquirer appreciated the value of the role we have earned with our clients in supporting their operations and ambitions. Calligo has certainly proven this, especially with the significance they place on our breadth of capabilities and how they intend to make these skills available to their global client base by integrating our whole team into their own.”

Mustaq Chandia, Director at Network Integrity Services