Adapt announced on Monday that it has acquired Sleek, a Leeds-based cloud hosting provider. Through the deal, Adapt has gained more than 20 enterprise customers, a team of 20 technical staff and a strategic footprint in the north of England.
The acquisition means existing Sleek customers can access Adapt’s portfolio of managed services, real-time management portal and its Virtual Data Center platform (eVDC), in addition to the services they already use from Sleek, including managed private, public and hybrid cloud.
“Both organizations are about delivering the highest quality infrastructure, wrapped in an exceptional support layer,” Stewart Smythe, CEO of Adapt said in a statement. “Our shared vision is perfect for those organizations that see IT as a strategic asset that must contribute to their competitive advantage and bottom line.”
“Sleek enhances what we already offer to customers and is a very natural fit,” he said. “The acquisition broadens Adapt’s existing IaaS proposition with accessible entry-level cloud services; for Sleek it’s an opportunity to deliver scale choice to its customers without compromising on the account management and service quality that they’ve come to expect.”
This month alone there have been a few deals where cloud providers look to add managed services or additional cloud capacity and expertise through an acquisition. Last week, Sago Networks acquired web host Razor Servers, while EarthLink acquired managed services provider CenterBeam for $22 million.
“We admire the way Adapt has developed infrastructure designed to serve the needs of the mid-tier and enterprise market,” Ryan McCarry, managing director at Sleek said in a statement. “It is a credible, knowledgeable provider with quality service values like our own that make it stand out in the sector and our customers are excited about the opportunity it offers. It will accelerate growth in our region, consolidate our position and further develop our reputation for quality cloud services.”
Smythe said the combined business is ideal for customers who are looking for more than “transactional cloud services” and require a deeper level of support.
According to the press release, Adapt’s mid-term growth will be organic, but it will not eliminate the possibility of future acquisitions. Last year, Adapt acquired eLINIA to grow its position in the UK managed services market.
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