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PCM Inc. Acquires Provista UK

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The new acquisition extends PCM’s presence in the UK market and provides a stepping stone to the wider European market.

PCM Provista AcquisitionTechnology solutions provider PCM, Inc. (PCMI) has acquired Glasgow-based Provista Technology Services Ltd. and its subsidiary, Provista UK Ltd., collectively known as Provista UK.

Provista UK was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Glasgow, with offices in Aberdeen and Birmingham. The company offers expertise across a range of technologies and manufacturers including Cisco, Avaya, Cisco Meraki, and other vendors, offering all aspects of cloud networking, cloud video, hyperconvergence, security, collaboration, secure wireless and IP LAN, WAN & data centre networks. Provista holds some of the highest certifications in the UK marketplace including Cisco Gold, Avaya Sapphire Partner, Cisco Meraki, and VMware Solutions Provider, amongst others.

The acquisition gives PCM UK the immediate capability to deliver networking, security, unified communications and data center solutions backed with feature-rich services and support offerings to the UK market. Provista UK is also expected to contribute to PCM UK’s growth of existing managed services and multi-lingual global service desk within Europe.

Provista UK had total revenues of approximately £7.7 million for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017. PCM expects the acquisition to add value to the company’s UK segment for the whole of 2018.

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Barry Oliver and Stuart Little, Directors for Provista UK commented, “Provista UK is delighted to be joining PCM UK, adding to PCM’s recent growth and investment in the UK. The combined business compliments both organizations as PCM gains Cisco Gold Partner status in the UK, backed with Provista UK’s portfolio of services and solutions. Provista UK expects to leverage PCM’s wider investment in the UK and access to complementary markets and solutions.”

“When PCM contacted us and shared their vision for the UK, it fit perfectly with our own ambitions to accelerate the growth of Provista in the UK. After having built the business to achieve Cisco Gold Partner status, it is exciting to now be able to be part of PCM and take the business to the next level, offering our solutions and services across the UK while complimenting the other robust PCM offerings.”

Donavan Hutchinson, Managing Director, UK & International for PCM UK commented, “I am extremely excited to advance the PCM UK portfolio and footprint with the addition of the respected team at Provista UK. With the combined investments that we have made organically, coupled with the acquisition of Provista UK and The Stack Group, we are positioned to accelerate our UK growth across all advanced solutions categories. I look forward to working with the Provista UK team as we jointly continue to take market share.”

Frank Khulusi, Chairman and CEO of PCM, Inc. said: “The acquisition of Provista UK is yet another key milestone for our new UK segment that will further enhance our capabilities and strengthen our position as a value added solutions provider in the UK marketplace. I am pleased to welcome the team at Provista UK to the PCM family and look forward to continuing our growth and success in the UK market in the coming years,” continued Khulusi.”

Jay Miley, President of PCM, Inc. added, “We are continuing to follow our global strategy to bring our leading North American solutions to the UK, and this acquisition further expands one of our largest vendor relationships through the acquisition of a UK Cisco Gold Partner.”

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