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    19-11-2020

    Eversheds Sutherland advises Digital Wholesale Solutions on its acquisition of Giacom 

    Eversheds Sutherland has advised leading channel-only IT, communications and cloud platform business Digital Wholesale Solutions Limited (DWS) on its acquisition of Giacom, the channel-only cloud services provider.

    DWS is a high growth, channel-only software platform business providing IT, communications and cloud products and services to over 2,500 UK partners, with expertise in Voice, Mobile, Unified Comms and Connectivity services. 

    Giacom’s “Cloud Market” platform, the UK’s largest independent cloud portal, is all about making life easier for IT businesses that look after the IT needs of the UK’s SMEs. Cloud Market delivers leading SaaS solutions, including Microsoft 365 and Azure, security and backup solutions to over 70,000 end-user SMEs through Giacom’s ITC clients.

    Giacom was acquired from Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors. The deal also marks an exit for minority shareholder, LDC, which has been invested in Giacom since 2016.

    Corporate Partner Alistair Cree and Associate James Finney (corporate) led a multi-disciplinary Eversheds Sutherland team, with assistance from Partner Chris Hastings and Associate Alex Smith on banking, Partner Colin Askew on tax, Principal Associate Christopher Ives on insurance and Associates Claire Wills and Becky Wrend on additional corporate matters.

    Alistair Cree said:

    “This acquisition provides an exciting opportunity for DWS to strengthen its existing platform and its already competitive capability within the cloud services sphere. It was a fun deal and I enjoyed working with the DWS team.”

    Terry O’Brien, CEO of DWS, commented:

    "Many thanks to Alistair, James and the rest of the Eversheds Sutherland team. This was a complex deal, which needed to be completed within a particularly challenging timeframe, and the team pulled out all the stops to get us to completion on time and on budget. We’re delighted.”

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