TSG complete acquisition of North East technology specialist.

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 seven 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 TSGs 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”