Issue 4 2024

14 | Acquisition International, Issue 4 2024 Visiativ UK strengthens software division with Solid Apps acquisition Visiativ UK, one of the UK’s leading professional services and consulting businesses, has announced the acquisition of Solid Apps. A 3D CAD and data management solutions specialist, Solid Apps exclusively focuses on the SOLIDWORKS range of products. The company was founded by its Managing Director Chris Hill in Oldbury, near Birmingham, in 1998. Solid Apps supplies and implements on-going support to customers across the UK with a particularly strong client base in Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, and London. Along with its innovation funding consultancy service, Visiativ also provides digital engineering and manufacturing solutions to its global client base. The Solid Apps acquisition will further develop that side of its business and extend Visiativ’s reach into the UK CAD market. Scott Henderson, CEO of Visiativ UK said: “We’ve grown significantly over the past three years through our relentless focus on customer service, but our ambition has always been to extend further into the CAD market. Solid Apps is the ideal partner to do just that with; they are a customer-centric, values-driven business with a highly qualified, expert team. “Our acquisition strategy is to look for businesses which share our values and have customer service at the heart of what they do. Our acquisitions over the past few years have been based on these same principles.” Chris Hill, Managing Director of Solid Apps said: “While looking towards my own retirement, I also wanted to secure the future of the business, our team, and the service we provide to our clients. In Visiativ we’ve found a partner with experience, expertise and a strong focus on customer service. Our clients can now access a wide range of additional products and services from a business with an international reach. “I’m delighted that Neale Hall, my fellow director for the past 15 years, will be staying with the business alongside our existing team.”