January 12, 2015 - News

Version 1 Acquires Patech Solutions; third UK acquisition

Ireland’s leading IT consulting and managed services company, Version 1, has today (Monday, 12th January 2015) announced the acquisition of Birmingham based company, Patech Solutions Ltd for an undisclosed sum. This latest purchase by Version 1 is its fifth acquisition in its strategic growth plan. Pictured in Version 1 offices, Dublin from left: Patech Solutions Ltd. CEO, Tony Bird, Version 1 CEO, Justin Keatinge, Version 1 Director, Tom O'Connor and Version 1 Director, Jarlath Dooley   Version 1’s acquisition of Patech Solutions Ltd is due to its significant experience of the Oracle E-Business Suite product stack and associated technologies. Patech has invested considerably in providing value added services that deliver to its clients. The acquisition will see Version 1 strengthen its position as the leading Oracle partner in the UK and Ireland.   CEO of Version 1, Justin Keatinge commented: “We are delighted to welcome Patech Solutions Ltd to the Version 1 team. Patech is a close fit with our aggressive acquisition criteria and strengthens our Public sector profile and our Oracle practice across Ireland & the UK. With 65 staff, Patech has an enviable pool of E-business talent on which Version 1 can build. Similar to Version 1, Patech has a successful and very strong Public Sector record, a sector in which we are keen to grow, so it is an exciting opportunity for us.”   The combination of Version 1 and Patech’s services will help Version 1 deliver a complete line of technology enabled solutions and services across a wide range of products to its customers. The acquisition will embrace Patech’s set of offerings including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion.   Founder and CEO of Patech Solutions, Tony Bird said: “Version 1’s acquisition of Patech is an exciting development for us and will enable us to provide a wider range of solutions and services to our existing clients. It will also help us to scale up our business rapidly and to capture even more opportunities both within the Oracle E-business space and also the broader IT Services market."   Version 1 is Ireland’s leading IT consulting and managed services company, comprising of over 600 staff, with 150 of those in the UK. Following 35% growth in 2014, Version 1 expects that it will achieve revenues in excess of €70ml this year through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth.  

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