16 Acquisition International - M & A Awards 2022 Best Cyber Security Acquisition (UK): SysGroup PLC/ Truststream Security Solutions iverpool company, SysGroup PLC, has been providing its managed IT services to businesses since 2007. With satellite offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Newport, and now Edinburgh, the company employs around 120 members of staff and serves over 700 customers. SysGroup is the partner of choice for many successful organisations, from SMEs to global enterprises, in both the public and private sectors. It proclaims its ‘sweet spot’ to be medium-sized enterprises with between 50 and 500 employees, often in the financial services and retail sectors. The company attributes its success and rapid growth to its commitment to reputational excellence. Jason tells us, “Our customer service is our bedrock. We always say that we are not too small to make a difference, and not too big to care. Our teams are laser-focused on the individual needs of our customers. And our consistent customer satisfaction rating sits around 97%.” One of SysGroup’s flagship services is SysCloud. A credible alternative to solutions such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, and G-Cloud, SysCloud can help customers reduce overheads whilst speeding up productivity. The cloud solution also improves overall IT security, helps lower capital expenditure, and can even reduce clients’ carbon footprints. It’s competitively priced, too! We ask Jason what makes SysGroup stand out from its competitors. He explains, “We’re helping businesses to access enterprise-grade IT services and solutions. Historically, these tools were only available to multi-national organisations. This enables smaller businesses to be safe and productive in a time when dangers from sophisticated hackers are ever-present.” The company views its reputation as a trusted and established brand to be its greatest achievement to date. Jason tells us, “Customer satisfaction and winning business through word of mouth both serve to highlight the hard work and dedication of our people. Becoming a trusted brand has to come from within. We’ve always been mindful not to obscure the reasons for bringing us together. Our customers enjoy partnering with us and feel that our acquisitions have benefited them too.” L Leading managed IT service and cloud hosting provider, SysGroup branched out into the cybersecurity space this year when the company acquired Edinburgh-based firm Truststream Security Solutions. We take a look at SysGroup and its latest acquisition in detail with its Head of Marketing, Jason Davis-D’Cruz. Contact: Jason Davis-D’Cruz (Head of Marketing) Company: SysGroup PLC Web Address: www.sysgroup.com Oct22365 As part of its ongoing growth strategy, SysGroup has acquired several specialist providers in the IT space. The companies were selected for their complementary skills and understanding of the local business landscape. SysGroup’s most recent acquisition, Truststream will further enhance its service offering to include services such as threat analysis, detection, and incident response. The company’s recent investments into systems and infrastructure will enable Truststream’s services to be integrated into its overall offering with speed and agility. SysGroup CEO, Adam Binks, commented at the time of the acquisition, “The addition of Truststream to the Group further supports our stated strategy to become the leading provider of managed IT services to the UK mid-market. The business strongly complements our existing portfolio of services and has high levels of recurring revenue.” SysGroup holds a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors including Dell Gold, WatchGuard Platinum, Veeam Gold, Microsoft Gold Datacentre, HPE Silver, VMWare, Mimecast, and Zerto. For further information, please visit the company website.