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TSG acquisition of North East technology specialist saves jobs

Date Published: 15/04/2015

Technology Services Group Limited (TSG) has bolstered its technical offering by acquiring the trade and assets of Aegis IT Limited (Aegis).

With expertise across cloud, infrastructure and applications, TSG is an ISO 9001 accredited IT solutions company headquartered in Newcastle with 400 employees in offices around the UK.

TSG holds six Microsoft Gold competencies and continues to make significant investment in the development of its own managed IT services solution, SystemCare.

TSG saved the jobs of all of the Aegis staff as part of the transaction which saw the business bought out of administration from rescue and recovery specialists Begbies Traynor with Quantum Corporate Finance acting as lead adviser.

Working together, Quantum Corporate Finance Limited (Quantum) and Begbies Traynor secured a sale of the business to leading national IT services business, TSG, creating a larger combined business in the North East with the capability to offer an improved technical service to TSG’s national customer base.

David Stonehouse, chief executive of TSG said: “Given the quality of both the customer base and the team, there was a high level of interest in acquiring Aegis. Both the team and the customers fit perfectly with delivering our strategy to increase penetration in the mid-market, most importantly sharing our consultative approach and a deep understanding of technology.

“I’m also delighted that the staff are so enthusiastic about the opportunities for development and career progression that we can offer at TSG.”

Joint administrator, Andrew Haslam of Begbies Traynor in Newcastle commented: “It’s great news that following a successful sale process, we were able to secure a deal that not only rescued the business but gave continuity to the Aegis staff who are to be integrated into the TSG team.”

This deal marks the return of Quantum to the North East market. Quantum is headed up by Chris Appleby and David Bell who were joined by Abu Ali last month.

Abu Ali, who led on this deal, added: “Aegis has a great technical pedigree, an impressive team of experts and an enviable list of clients. TSG has acquired a significant collection of assets in this deal which will no doubt help the business deliver its ambitious growth plans”.

Photo: (L-R) David Stonehouse, David McPherson, Abu Ali and Andrew Haslam.

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A Chartered Certified Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Gillian has been involved in business rescue recovery and insolvency since 1999.  She began her career with KPMG before joining Begbies Traynor’s head office in Manchester, moving to the Begbies Traynor Nottingham office in 2004 before returning to her native northeast to join the newly opened Newcastle office at the end of 2008.

Gillian was involved in the opening of a further northeast office in Teesside in 2010 and now spends her time between the two offices.

She is also an ACCA Northern Counties Panel member.

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