Kelway seals Equanet deal

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Kelway has completed its acquisition of Equanet, the IT solutions business of Dixons Retail.

The VAR says it has now merged Equanet’s systems, customer service and technical teams with its own.

Kelway has also announced it will be bolstering its presence in the North of England with a new regional HQ in the Greater Manchester area. The new office will provide a platform for Kelway to service the needs of the midmarket in the region, and extends Kelway's national reach in supporting large enterprise and public sector customers.

“We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Equanet. In the short-time we’ve been working together, Equanet’s team have already proven impressive and are a good fit within the Kelway Group,” says Dan Laws, managing director of Kelway.

The benefits to Kelway customers will include the integration of Equanet’s e-commerce platform into Kelway’s existing order management system, SerivceTrack, and the creation of a new software offering that combines both companies’ Microsoft LAR accreditations.

Prior to Equanet, Kelway’s last purchase eleven months ago was Ireland’s biggest Microsoft LAR, Business & Scientific Services Ltd (BSS).

Since 2009 the VAR has also snapped up managed services specialist ISC Computers, enterprise IT specialist Repton, managed services and virtualisation specialist Panacea, and software asset management services provider SAM Practice.


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