Livingbridge acquires data delivery network, FluidOne
Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces the acquisition of FluidOne, a leading data connectivity aggregator, from Rigby Group plc, a parent company for a portfolio of family-owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe and the Middle East.
FluidOne provides a range of quality data connectivity services to UK businesses across the construction, hospitality, hotels, professional services and retail sectors. The business helps its diverse and loyal customer base to securely connect any device to business-related data and applications through its unique, integrated technology platform.
The market for network connectivity across IOT, Cloud and Mobile is a fragmented and growing one. As companies across all sectors recognise the need for digital transformation, FluidOne sees multiple opportunities to gain market share, not least as the fibre optic broadband network continues to roll-out across the UK.
The company’s unique platform is both well-invested and scalable meaning the business is on track for both organic and acquisitive growth. It has also identified significant opportunities for cross-selling, targeted sales, marketing campaigns and new product development.
The business is managed by CEO Russell Horton, CFO Hemant Patel and COO Chris Rogers (a co-founder of FluidOne) and has demonstrated strong financial growth since its inception in 2006. FluidOne has ambitious targets for the coming years, aiming to be the best quality data connectivity provider to UK businesses.
The acquisition builds on Livingbridge’s significant experience in the connectivity sector with investments including M247, (the UK’s fastest growing connectivity and internet infrastructure provider), Southern Communications, (a B2B telecoms business), and Onyx, (a leading IT infrastructure provider).
Matthew Caffrey, Partner at Livingbridge, said: “We are delighted to acquire FluidOne, a business which is set for significant growth, being both well-invested and poised to benefit from favourable market trends as the UK becomes increasingly digitally focused. Its integrated, automated, scalable technology platform and strong financials make it an attractive acquisition, and we are excited to take the business forward in its growth journey.”
Russell Horton, CEO of FluidOne, added: “We have demonstrated impressive growth over recent years and have significant ambition for the future, so it’s very pleasing to have Livingbridge’s support as we look to exploit the numerous opportunities and develop a strong M&A pipeline in this expanding market.
“Importantly, FluidOne remains the preferred communications partner for SCC and Group companies and we will continue to work closely with SCC in the delivery of services to customers.”
Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor and Gowling WLG provided legal advice to Rigby Group on the sale.
Industry: Telecommunications News
- SailPoint File Access Manager Consultant/ Architect
- discussed on applications
SailPoint File Access Manager (SailPoint FAM) Consultant/ Architect is required for an up coming projects, Ideally looking for someone with experience in Designing and deploying SailPoint FAM , this is a new Deployment, you will work with customer in the initial workshop phase, to understand requirements and to get the initial design, you will then be responsible for deploying the solution. This is a home based role, with some onsite visits required during the length of the project. We are looking for someone who has previous experience in Deploying SailPoint FAM (ideally done design work) Need to have experience with SharePoint and ideally Azure and Share file
- Outside IR35 Contract- SC / DV - Cloud / VMware Solution Architect
- Outside IR35
Solution Architect Contract - with active Security Clearance needed for Outside IR35 Contract London. SC / DV (must be willing to undergo DV) 6 month rolling Immediate Experience delivering technical Security Architecture design / assurance of security design. Specific experience with Cloud and VMWARE technologies Cross domain experience desirable HLD / LLD Current SC Clearance a must. London 3 days a week Immediately interviewing.
- Contract Night Shift Senior SOC Analyst | Microsoft Defender | Outside IR35
- United Kingdom
- Outside IR35
Contract Night Shift Senior SOC Analyst | Microsoft Defender / Sentinel | Outside IR35 Looking for an experienced SOC analyst to cover a night shift SOC operation. Level 2 technical Analyst. You must have current hands on technical experience with Microsoft defender / Sentinel within a customer facing SOC environment. This is a UK based position.
- DV Cleared CyberArk Consultant- Contract
- City of London
- Upto £700 per day
CyberArk Consultant is needed to be responsible for leading the deployment of CyberArk solutions for this Secure government site You will work with customer, helping to create CyberArk Strategic Roadmaps, on-boarding accounts, product and process integration into the CyberArk Solution and Proviso of Installation and technical Documentation. We are looking for this individual to have experience in: In CyberArk deployment, and ideally leady the deployment both strategically and also technically for this project we need the consultant to hold current DV cleared status For the right individual this could be a long term project.